Climate Futures (Jennifer M. GIDLEY 2009)
This paper points to the value of broadening the palette of approaches to climate change futures beyond the dominant methods of empiricist predictive trends and expert scenarios. The climate change discourse is contextualized within the field of futures studies and explores potential points of dialogue between a number of futures approaches and the most prominent of the climate protection work. Plus a case study of community based participatory approaches involving community scenario writing and community visioning is introduced. This enacts a collaborative engagement between futures researchers and climate-vulnerable communities.