The storyteller who wanted to change the world

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Various types of ‘story’ and storytelling (e.g. scientific and political narratives, media stories, films, non-governmental organisations’ communications) are influential in framing the issue of climate change and shaping attitudes and responses to the challenge. Many media and campaign stories have tended to focus on ‘problem information’ about climate science and projected impacts of climate change. This chapter explores why stories and the ways they are told are important. It presents a story in the oral/folk tradition which is offered as an example of the direction that it is suggested that new stories and new responses to climate change need to take, emphasising positive visions for the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStorytelling for Sustainability in Higher Education
Subtitle of host publicationAn Educator's Handbook
EditorsPetra Molthan-Hill, Heather Luna, Tony Wall, Helen Puntha, Denise Baden
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780429291111
ISBN (Print)9780367260262
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2020

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society


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