Scientists and UN advisory bodies have identified our lives as a historical moment of crisis, writ in terms of a limited opportunity for the planet’s inhabitants to decide to keep carbon in the ground. In the university, scholars have proposed a variety of indirect supports to the problem of adjustment, but little environmental scholarship from the humanities and social sciences embodies a truly pragmatic response. Historians of science (and humanists in general) have a major role to play in modeling engagement with the discourse of climate change. Such approaches can help us to re-imagine creative and scholarly collaboration as a machine for creatively and effectively engaging climate inaction, driving the work of data and discourse analysis in the direction of meaningful engagement.
Past Around Campus•Mar 01, 2021
Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge: Working on a Deadline: Climate Emergency