As an interlocking issue that respects neither national borders nor political timescales, climate change creates ‘a world of fluid heterogeneity, where scale becomes transient and Cartesian space easily subverted’ (Hulme 2010, p. 563). It becomes another of the expanded global risks that individuals increasingly encounter (Beck 2006, 2010). Climate change is not just a problem for nations, institutions and civil society in the public sphere to resolve; it has become a focus for individualized responsibility and privatesphere action (Carvalho 2010; Paterson & Stripple 2010). Climate change has become the symbol of our times, blending the local and the global, the past with the future, the ‘us’ and the ‘them’: a heuristic for examining not only the modern condition, but ourselves.