Climate Change in Popular Culture: A Warming World in the American Imagination is the first study that includes analyses of both fiction and popular nonfiction works devoted to climate change. In addition, the book examines a number of classic works from the perspective of the growing field of climate change literature and includes a brief history of climate change science as well basic scientific definitions, all intended for general readers.
The text provides an introduction to the science, politics, and economics of climate change. It also includes both historical overviews and potential probable futures projected by leading climate scientists and environmental writers. In addition, the text looks at how such creative writers and directors as Margaret Atwood, John Steinbeck, Paulo Bacigalupi, Kim Stanley Robinson, T. C. Boyle, Michael Crichton, and Octavia Butler, among others, have used the disasters caused by climate change in their work.
- Provides readers with an overview of the causes and impacts of climate change
- Examines how authors and directors use a variety of narrative forms to explore the impact of climate change
- Introduces readers to an overview of the literary and filmic responses to climate change
- Includes an introduction to climate change science as well as detailed definitions for readers unfamiliar with the subject matter