March Green Drinks - Climate Stories: From Diversity to Bridges
Tuesday, March 7th at 5:00 pm
1806, 2nd Avenue
Rock Island, IL (map)
Most Americans recognize humanity's role in climate change; however, an increasingly vast and conflicting array of stories are being told about specific causes, consequences, and interventions. Some are demonstrably misleading, aiming primarily to extend the status quo, while more accurate examples tend to be less widely considered.
Dr. Hamner, Professor of English and the Liberal Arts and Sciences coordinator at the Western Illinois University, will offer a quickly moving, upper-atmosphere tour of both commonplace and under-appreciated climate tales in popular media, literature, and cinema. Asking especially about the central problems and solutions that they imagine, he will contend that the stories we hear, digest, and amplify about our unfolding long emergency are crucial to the actions we undertake. These narratives can be the propaganda of would-be oligarchs, but they can also become bridges toward
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