By interpreting the novel Frankenstein through an ecocritical lens we can see how the climate change issues we are experiencing are very similar to the ones of Mary Shelley’s time. Mary Shelley was writing her novel during the time period known as the Year without summer which was the consequence of climate change. During that summer it was extremely rainy and cold. Similarly, we are experiencing unusual weather as a result of climate change. In previous years the city of Merced has been pretty consistent in its weather patterns but recently its experience longer periods of heat and drought. In both cases, climate change was man-made due to the lack of respect for nature. Even now as we are given a chance to right our actions, people still deny climate change being an issue and vote against efforts made to address the issue.