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Climate Change Literature


An audio podcast titled ‘Climate Change and Literature: Reading Change’ that features Dr. Jemma Deer, Harvard University Center for the Environment. The podcast discusses the role of literature to understand and deal with climate change. The podcast discusses how analysing literature can allow for various interpretations and perceptions of climate change and the anthropocene. The podcast further discusses how literature allows for physical traces of society to be tracked and linked to climate change and nature, hence can potentially influence solutions.

Students will learn about the role of literature in understanding climate change and human society. They will also learn about the influence of literature on perceptions of climate change. Students will further learn about how understanding the anthropocene can influence climate change policy and solutions.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. How does literature help understand climate change?
  2. What is the anthropocene?
  3. How can interpretations of literature influence how society responds to climate change?
About Tool
Tool Name Climate Change and Literature: Reading Change
Discipline Humanities
Topic(s) in Discipline Literature, English, Anthropocene
Climate Topic Climate and Society
Type of tool Audio (28 mins) 
Grade Level Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by Alice Evatt, Henry Tann
Hosted at The Oxford Research Center in Humanities, University of Oxford
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic


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