Category Archives: climatechange

One example of climate change directly impacting higher education

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

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My new book project begins: Universities on Fire

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

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Higher ed and climate change: the end of academic conferences as we know them

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

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4 futures for how civilization could respond politically to climate change

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

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Two stories for climate change and higher education

How will climate change impact the future of higher education? In this post I’ll share two news stories that I think are useful prompts for this futures work, each in some different ways.  Both are behind paywalls, so I’ll summarize … Continue reading

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The future of education and climate change: part 7

Over the past few weeks I’ve been blogging about the impact of climate change and higher education (posts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; all here).  Today I’d like to expand on points from post #4, about the relationship between… … Continue reading

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The future of higher education and climate change, part 6: California on fire

For two weeks I’ve been blogging about possible futures for higher education in an era of climate crisis (all posts found here).  I wanted to take this post to address what looks like an early example of climate change hitting … Continue reading

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The future of higher education and climate change: part 5

What will climate change do to higher education?  How will academia respond? Last week I offered a series of blog posts starting to explore this enormous question (1, 2, 3, 4).  I wanted to get my thoughts down and explore … Continue reading

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The future of higher education and climate change: part 4

Here I’d like to continue this week’s series of posts on higher ed, the future, and climate change.  (Previous posts concern campus populations, campus facilities, and the academic mission.) 4. Campus and the off campus world    Colleges and universities … Continue reading

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The future of higher education and climate change: part 3

In this post I continue my series on higher ed and climate change.  Here are the previous posts: 1, 2. 3. On campus: the academic mission Academic research can play many roles in transforming higher ed in the age of … Continue reading

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