Session 1A - Science and Poetry Room XXX

The Poetry of Science

 Sam Illingworth (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)

Poets and poetry offer a method of communicating the science of climate change to the wider society using language that they not only better understand, but which also has the potential to stimulate accountability and inspire action. By conducting a thematic analysis of 76 poems written about climate change by poets from across the world, this study demonstrates how these poets have interpreted the, at times, esoteric principles of climate change, and how this might be used to more effectively communicate climate change and its effects to non-specialist audiences.  


The Poetry of Science

 Sam Illingworth (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)

Poets and poetry offer a method of communicating the science of climate change to the wider society using language that they not only better understand, but which also has the potential to stimulate accountability and inspire action. By conducting a thematic analysis of 76 poems written about climate change by poets from across the world, this study demonstrates how these poets have interpreted the, at times, esoteric principles of climate change, and how this might be used to more effectively communicate climate change and its effects to non-specialist audiences.  


The Poetry of Science

 Sam Illingworth (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)

Poets and poetry offer a method of communicating the science of climate change to the wider society using language that they not only better understand, but which also has the potential to stimulate accountability and inspire action. By conducting a thematic analysis of 76 poems written about climate change by poets from across the world, this study demonstrates how these poets have interpreted the, at times, esoteric principles of climate change, and how this might be used to more effectively communicate climate change and its effects to non-specialist audiences.  


The Poetry of Science

 Sam Illingworth (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)

Poets and poetry offer a method of communicating the science of climate change to the wider society using language that they not only better understand, but which also has the potential to stimulate accountability and inspire action. By conducting a thematic analysis of 76 poems written about climate change by poets from across the world, this study demonstrates how these poets have interpreted the, at times, esoteric principles of climate change, and how this might be used to more effectively communicate climate change and its effects to non-specialist audiences.