Historians are increasingly recognizing how our visions of the future shape our visions of the past and how histories of past experience are framed by the â€œhorizons of expectationâ€ prevailing both in those pasts and in the presents / presence of telling histories.Â¹ In this chapter I consider these questions in relation to climate change in the Pacific, approaching our transformed â€œhorizons of expectation,â€ our need to simultaneously plot a very deep, even inhumanly vast past and to confront the prospect of the end of life as we know it on our fragile planet.
|Title of host publication||Pacific Futures: Past and Present|
|Editors||Warwick Anderson, Miranda Johnson, and Barbara Brookes|
|Place of Publication||Honolulu|
|Publisher||University of Hawaii Press|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|