Date of Award

Spring 6-11-2018

Author Requested Restriction

Open Access (no embargo, no restriction)

Work Type

Masters Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (MA)


Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

First Advisor

Natalie Jolly

Second Advisor

Riki Thompson

Third Advisor

Larry Knopp


Heatedly contested at various points in its development, climate change discourse is at once a political and social issue, an environmental and ecological issue, and a physical and mental health issue. Less attention has been paid to the latter. During her work with the terminally ill, Kübler-Ross (2005) outlined 5 stages of grief: anger, denial, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. That outline is now seen as analogous to the feelings that we may have towards issues of climate change, e.g., the real and perceived loss of ecosystem services, as well as uncertainty in regard to the future of humanity. With that in mind, I created The Anthropocene Adventurer magazine. Conceptualized as a visual and emotional response to climate change, The Anthropocene Adventurer magazine was developed to stimulate climate change communication. The Anthropocene Adventurer magazine grapples with the question, “What does one do when climate change hits home?”