Tuesday 23 June 2009

journeys into the future

If postmodernism created narratives in which time became uncertain, writes springcoppice (elaborating on points she made at last weekend's discussion on Changing Climate Stories), then today's urgent concerns about where climate change is going pushes us to think about time in a very different way.

'we are in an era that is, as a result of these journeys into the future, peculiarly self-reflexive. We look back at our present efforts to address climate change, to tell adequate stories about that process of change, with the critical eye of our imagined future selves. What we discovered on Saturday was that we all – as various kinds of storyteller – had an acute sense of our place in a globally warmed generation.'

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