Panel 11: Environmental Communication
Al Gore’s Armageddon? The Persuasive Binary of Apocalyptic Rhetoric within Climate Change Discourse
Matthew Fledderjohann, University of Wisconsin, Madison
In order to understand the effectiveness of employing apocalyptic rhetoric, this presentation looks at Al Gore’s public presentations made between 2006 and 2016 along with how his arguments have been taken up and manipulated by antagonistic media sources (more).
Snap, Tag, Share: Seeing the Small Picture of #OurChangingClimate www.ourchangingclimate.us
Sheryl-Ann Simpson, Bret Snyder, N. Claire Napawan, University of California, Davis
This presentation introduces an ongoing participatory environmental design project that utilizes social media to construct small picture narratives of climate change. A main goal of the project is to shed novel light on stories of people being affected by climate change. Beyond explaining the movement and analyzing results from it, the presentation will call for further contributions moving forward (more).
Let’s NOT Talk: Silencing the Climate
Roberta Laurie, MacEwan University
This presentation evaluates the roles of organized climate denial, ideologically motivated reasoning and the privilege of society-environment relationships in the formation of climate denial. It explores the author’s own experience with denial living in Edmonton, next door to the Alberta Oil Sands, and suggests some strategies for effective climate communication (more).
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