Climate Change Rhetoric in America: How Did We Get Here?

Olivia Hipp, History & Global Studies, ’24

Olivia Hipp

Debate over whether or not climate change exists, let alone how to address it, is more heated and polarized than ever. Looking at the history of climate change and politics, the perceptions of the public, and the role of the media, this presentation aims to determine how this climate (no pun intended) came to be.

Climate change rhetoric in America: how did we get here?