During the first semester, course readings and lectures introduced, defined, and discussed the following concepts: mental models, business-as-usual, uncertainty, Anthropocene, shifting baseline syndrome, Default cognitive patterns, Capitalocene, “Seven Cheap Things,” environmental migration, and “climate refugee.” Develop a short essay answer that defines one of these concepts and discusses its relevance to the work of representing climate change. The answer must develop a coherent essay structure, which includes an argument and supporting evidence from at least two references to additional course materials.
Patel, R. and Moore, J. (2017). “Introduction” (p.1-8), in A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet. Oakland, CA: University of California Press.
Weart, S. (2012). “The Development of the Concept of Dangerous Anthropogenic Climate Change” (p.62-73), In Dryzek, J., et al. (eds). Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.