A Concept of Society-Earth-Centric Narratives

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Martin Bohle
Anna Sibilla
Robert Casals I Graells


This essay presents a concept of narratives as powerful means for people to associate themselves with anthropogenic global change. The Ssarting point of our reflection is that people’s awareness is related to their story-telling practices to communicate insights and to induce or inspire behaviour. By analysing traditional and modern settings of "Earth-centric" narratives and their respective societal context, one can sketch the necessary  features of society-earth-centric narratives. These features seem suitable to raise public awareness, in particular of urban people, of the interaction of human activities and the Earth system, and of anthropogenic global change. 

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Bohle M, Sibilla A, Casals I Graells R. A Concept of Society-Earth-Centric Narratives. Ann. Geophys. [Internet]. 2017Sep.21 [cited 2024Feb.21];60. Available from: https://www.annalsofgeophysics.eu/index.php/annals/article/view/7358
SPECIAL ISSUE: Geoethics at the heart of all geoscience
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Martin Bohle, European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation