The appearance of Steven Schwarze's essay, “Environmental Melodrama” (Schwarze, 2006) as the lead article in a recent issue of The Quarterly Journal of Speech marks an important moment of recognition for environmental communication scholarship. Schwarze's essay demonstrates how studies of environmental rhetoric can contribute to rhetorical theory more generally, while addressing practical questions regarding the rhetorical aspects of environmental conflict. The contributors to this forum respond to Schwarze's arguments, drawing in part upon their own case studies of rhetorical action and narrative in environmental conflict.
This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published as Check, Terence. 2008. "Environmental Devils." Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture 2.1: 93-98. [copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/ Article DOI doi.org/10.1080/17524030801980242].
Check, Terence. 2008. "Environmental Devils." Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture 2.1: 93-98.