The conquering of climate : discourses of fear and their dissolution

@inproceedings{Hulme2007TheCO,
  title={The conquering of climate : discourses of fear and their dissolution},
  author={Mike Hulme},
  year={2007}
}
We are living in a climate of fear about our future climate. The language of the public discourse around global warming routinely uses a repertoire which includes words such as ‘catastrophe’, ‘terror’, ‘danger’, ‘extinction’ and ‘collapse’. To help make sense of this phenomenon the story of the complex relationships between climates and cultures in different times and in different places is in urgent need of telling. If we can understand from the past something of this complex interweaving of… CONTINUE READING

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