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Every generation faces challenges that previous generations could scarcely imagine. Twenty years ago, few people were talking about climate change, now it's one of the most hotly-contested areas in politics.

How do artists, writers, musicians and broadcasters respond when a new subject appears that is as large and significant as this? What kind of novels, plays, paintings, sculptures, movies and music begin to emerge?

By: The OpenLearn team (The Open University,)

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Track 2: History: A History of Cultural Responses to Climate Change

We hear plenty about the science and policy of climate change – but what about culture? Quentin Cooper discusses the history of cultural responses to the issue with Professor Diana Liverman, Wallace Heim, Siobhan Davies and Dr Nigel Clark.


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 An introduction to Mediating Change    Joe Smith introduces a series of four podcasts that aim to evaluate cultural responses to climate change. Produced by The Open University in conjuction with the Ashden Trust. Play now An introduction to Mediating Change
2 History: A History of Cultural Responses to Climate Change    We hear plenty about the science and policy of climate change – but what about culture? Quentin Cooper discusses the history of cultural responses to the issue with Professor Diana Liverman, Wallace Heim, Siobhan Davies and Dr Nigel Clark. Play now History: A History of Cultural Responses to Climate Change
3 Publics: Culture, Democracy and Climate Change    We hear plenty about the science and policy of climate change – but what about culture? Quentin Cooper discusses popular culture’s often sketchy approach to climate change with Tim Smit, Vicky Long, Marcus Brigstocke and Dr. Joe Smith. Play now Publics: Culture, Democracy and Climate Change
4 Futures: Climate Change, Culture and Time    We hear plenty about the science and policy of climate change – but what about the cultural contribution to thinking about the future? Quentin Cooper discusses this huge topic with Roger Harrabin, Professor Mike Hulme, Ruth Little, Oliver Morton and Carolyn Steel. Play now Futures: Climate Change, Culture and Time
5 Anatomy: An Anatomy of Cultural Responses to Climate Change    We hear plenty about the science and policy of climate change – but how do we analyse and categorise the responses of artists? Quentin Cooper discusses this with Charlie Kronick, Bergit Arends, Beth Derbyshire and Robert Butler. Play now Anatomy: An Anatomy of Cultural Responses to Climate Change

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