Conservation, climate change need new framing strategies


Matt Gusmerotti

This episode from Charles Borngrebe in fall 2020’s ANTH 405, Public Anthropology and Global Environmental Challenges, class at Colorado State University examines monumental current issues, such as conservation and climate change, and challenges the modern framing strategies that surround them. Borngrebe proposes new ways in which to think about these issues and highlights ways we can learn from our past. Particular focus is on conservation and economics of environmentalism as well as traditional Native American strategies to preserve the environment. Politics also has a strong framing power that has been used so far to shift public views on conservation with relation to economies and natural disasters.