Popular Culture’s Ideological Narratives About the Environment

One example that I found where  is the norm of polluted sunsets. A bright red, orange, or even pink sunset is always idealized as beautiful and natural even. However, what many people don’t know, the most beautiful sunsets are created by natural dust from volcanic eruptions, and largely manmade dust and pollution of the atmosphere. This is an example where popular culture communicates ideological narratives about the environment and nature because it is attempting to naturalized and idolize polluted sunsets. If people were informed about this, and more popular cultural ideologies about the environment, they might have a different opinion and realized how the large industries are polluting the Earth. Honestly I don’t think that people would do anything to stop this, because sunsets do look good, but spreading awareness about simple pollution that people see every day can benefit us and lead to better things.


Audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGqeabU-DM0

I chose this audio because it’s an uplifting song that reminds me of the summer time.

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