Nature matters in conversation
Nature matters in conversation

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Nature matters in conversation


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Reading: Stephen Talbott, ‘Toward an ecological conversation’ in The Environmental Responsibility Reader, Martin Reynolds, Chris Blackmore and Mark, J. Smith (eds), published by Zed Books in association with The Open University (2009). Courtesy of © Stephen Talbott

Figure 2 Michael Heath/Blond & Briggs

Figure 3 © Richard Wear/Design Pics/Corbis

Figure 4 Rohde, R.A. (2007) Global Warming Art Project

Figure 6 (a) © Reuters; (b) © Rex Features; (c) Tatyana Makeyeva/Stringer

Martin Reynolds 2009

This resource was created by the Open University and released in OpenLearn as part of the 'C-change in GEES' project exploring the open licensing of climate change and sustainability resources in the Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. The C-change in GEES project was funded by HEFCE as part of the JISC/HE Academy UKOER programme and coordinated by the GEES Subject Centre.

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