Outdoor adventure in a carbon-light era

Rawles, Kate (2013) Outdoor adventure in a carbon-light era. In: Pike, Elizabeth C.J. and Beames, Simon, (eds.) Outdoor adventure and social theory. Routledge, Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK, pp. 147-158. Full text not available from this repository.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203114773


This chapter examines outdoor adventure from the perspective of climate change and the need to tackle it. I’ll argue that climate change raises some really difficult questions for all modern societies in which adventure is valued, and for any of us who are citizens of these societies. This is especially so in relation to adventures that involve long-distance flying. The good news is that there are many opportunities to reduce carbon footprints while still adventuring, and many ‘win-wins’ – although leadership and guidance are urgently needed in this area. Perhaps even more importantly, I’ll argue that adventures have, potentially, an extremely positive role to play in contemporary society. Adventures can give us opportunities to question and change some of the most problematic features of our ‘normal’ Western lives. In exploring these issues, I will not focus on any one author or set of concepts, as has been the case with the previous chapters in this book. Instead, at appropriate points in the chapter, I will identify the relevance of the theories that have been discussed by authors of other chapters, and indicate where else in this book you can find more information on each of these.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415532679
Departments: Academic Departments > Science, Natural Resources & Outdoor Studies (SNROS) > Outdoor Studies
Additional Information: Chapter 14 within book.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2019 11:29
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2021 11:06
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4823
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