climate change as an imaginative idea

Rather than try to ‘solve’ climate change I suggest in Section 10.3 that we need to approach climate change as an imaginative idea, an idea that we develop and employ to fulfil a variety of tasks for us. Because the idea of climate change is so plastic it can be deployed across many of our human projects and can serve may of our psychological, ethical and spiritual needs This section offers four mobilising narratives to climate change; narratives rooted in our human instincts for nostalgia, fear, pride and justice.
Dr. Mike Hulme, Why We Disagree About Climate Change: Understanding Controversy, Inaction and Opportunity, Cambridge University Press, 2009, p. 341