Category Archives: climatechange

Looking ahead to the next eight years of climate change action: possibilities and a poll

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

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Higher education and climate change, a view from late 2020

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

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How does the coronavirus intersect with climate change? Part 2: the dress rehearsal

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

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How does the coronavirus intersect with climate change? Part 1

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

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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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