NewEnergyNews: Frankenstein And Climate Change

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    Thursday, May 05, 2016

    Frankenstein And Climate Change

    What ‘Frankenstein’ Can Tell Us About Climate Change

    Alysia Garrison, May 4, 2016 (WBUR-FM)

    “…[Satiric comparisons of the Frankenstein monster and Donald Trump] are appropriate on a deeper level than they appear…[In June 1816,] Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley had the waking nightmare that would become ‘Frankenstein’ …[and] climate change was part of its inspiration…[because]1816 was known worldwide as ‘The Year Without a Summer’ because of its dark skies, record snowfalls, frozen rivers and failed crops…[It was] part of a three-year meteorological catastrophe spawned by Tambora, a volcano that erupted in Indonesia in 1815, spreading a blanket of ash all over the world…The monster’s body becomes a historical repository for out-of-control forces, producing bizarre connections not yet named…We also might see humanity as the technology-mad Dr. Victor Frankenstein, who brought potentially lethal forces into the world and then tried to deny their malevolence…There is much uncertainty in modern climate change…The posture of many would-be leaders – including the famous denialist Donald Trump – is to pretend the tempest is just an illusion…” click here for more

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