“Does Mormonism Have an Answer for Climate Change?”: Eco-Grief, Apocalypticism, and Mormon Environmental Rhetorics in the Anthropocene

Given the severity of climate change, its apocalyptic implications, and the growing trend of “eco-grief,” Mormon Studies must engage with this issue more directly and openly. By using the Wayne C. Booth’s theories of rhetoric, I hope to determine how people across the Mormon spectrum communicate about this issue and understand it; whether or not Mormon theology and culture has an “answer” for this global climate crisis; how those in Mormonism will be affected by this problem; and if our faith community can create enough resilience together to adequately address this impending disaster.