Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
Geosci. Commun., 3, 35–47, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-35-2020
Geosci. Commun., 3, 35–47, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-35-2020

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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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.
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