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Category Archives: climatechange
Thinking about the intersection of higher education and climate change sometimes can be daunting in its scope and complexity. Sometimes small, individual stories are a good way into the topic. Today’s case in point: a Russian gas tanker just traveled … Continue reading
In October I gave a talk (online, of course) about climate change and the future of higher education. EDUCAUSE hosted the event; accordingly, my focus was on campus information technology. I appreciated the chance to try out my most recent … Continue reading
Now that Biden has defeated Trump, what are the options for climate change activism? With those post I’d like to poll you all, dear readers, getting a sense of your thinking while crowdsourcing some futures awareness. To explain: President-elect Biden … Continue reading
This week I gave a short talk on climate change and higher education. The venue was the EDUCAUSE annual conference, online entirely for the first time. This was a new talk. I haven’t spoken solely to climate change and academia … Continue reading
What does the coronavirus experience tell us about climate change? Last week I started posting on connections between these two enormous challenges. There I touched on the ways climate change can change the spread of diseases, the possibility that COVID … Continue reading
Over the past few months I’ve been blogging, speaking, and writing about some of the largest issues concerning the future of higher education: demographics, inequalities, international academia. I’ve also explored climate change, possibly the largest challenge facing colleges and universities, … Continue reading
Climate change has fallen away from public attention this season, given the demands of other issues. I’m still tracking it, though, with an eye towards its impact on higher education, the subject of my next book. In that vein, today … Continue reading
I’ve just signed a contract with Johns Hopkins University Press for my next book. The complete manuscript of Universities on Fire: Higher Education in the Age of Climate Crisis is due in late 2021, aimed at a 2022 publication. The title … Continue reading
Since I started researching climate change and higher education‘s future I’ve participated in and witnessed many discussions about the topic. In person and online, academia seems to be increasingly interested in exploring what climate change means for colleges and universities. … Continue reading
Thinking about how higher education and climate change may intersect is a deeper topic that it might appear. Because climate change is so vast and because higher ed is so complex and sprawling, all kinds of domains and issues enter … Continue reading