Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
Geosci. Commun., 3, 35–47, 2020
Geosci. Commun., 3, 35–47, 2020

Research article 06 Mar 2020

Research article | 06 Mar 2020

“This bookmark gauges the depths of the human”: how poetry can help to personalise climate change

Sam Illingworth


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (15 Dec 2019) by Iain Stewart
AR by Sam Illingworth on behalf of the Authors (15 Dec 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (07 Feb 2020) by Iain Stewart
ED: Publish as is (08 Feb 2020) by Jon Tennant(Executive Editor)
Short summary
To many non-specialists, the science behind climate change can appear confusing and alienating, yet in order for global mitigation efforts to be successful it is not just scientists who need to take action, but rather society as a whole. This study shows how poets and poetry offer a method of communicating the science of climate change to the wider society using language that they not only better understand, but which also has the potential to stimulate accountability and inspire action.
Final-revised paper