Horizons and Rifts in Conversations about Climate Change in Oceania

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    Abstract

    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 “horizons of expectation” prevailing both in those pasts and in the presents / presence of telling histories.¹ In this chapter I consider these questions in relation to climate change in the Pacific, approaching our transformed “horizons of expectation,” 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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPacific Futures: Past and Present
    Editors Warwick Anderson, Miranda Johnson, and Barbara Brookes
    Place of PublicationHonolulu
    PublisherUniversity of Hawaii Press
    Pages17-48
    Edition1st Edition
    ISBN (Print)9780824874452
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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