There are ways of conveying the hard scientific facts about climate change to young people while at the same time fostering resilience

Today’s teens and people in their 20s are experiencing increased anxiety, grief, fear or guilt about the planet’s future as well as their own. Fortunately, there are ways of conveying the hard scientific facts about climate change while at the same time fostering resilience. Simon Appolloni, Assistant Professor, School of the Environment at the University … Continue reading There are ways of conveying the hard scientific facts about climate change to young people while at the same time fostering resilience

Adding the human dimension to engineering schools to address problems such as climate change

Having more than a narrow, technical education for engineers is not a new concept but Gordon D. Hoople, Assistant Professor of Engineering at the University of San Diego provides a good argument in an article on The Conversation website that a broader education is needed more than ever.   Future engineers need to understand their … Continue reading Adding the human dimension to engineering schools to address problems such as climate change

Recent survey throughout Africa raises concerns about climate literacy

Climate change literacy includes understanding the human causes of climate change and its potential impact on the world. Without it, people will be less able to adapt to climate change impacts, including projected adverse economic and environmental impacts and potential opportunities. Nicholas P. Simpson, Christopher Trisos and Matthias Krönke from the University of Cape Town … Continue reading Recent survey throughout Africa raises concerns about climate literacy

School system needs wholesale reform to help young people deal with climate change

Using Britain as an example, the UK currently has no formal training or support for teachers to carry out “climate education”. According to Amanda Power, Associate Professor in Medieval History at the University of Oxford writing on The Conversation website, “the situation is now so bad that simply telling the truth about the climate crisis … Continue reading School system needs wholesale reform to help young people deal with climate change

“The generation most affected by climate change is not getting the education they deserve”

There is disturbing news coming out of the US. Just 38% of US schoolchildren were taught that climate change is linked to fossil fuels, with many teachers spending less than an hour a year on the subject, according to recent findings. Suzanne Goldenberg explains in The Guardian.   Two-thirds of US students are taught climate … Continue reading “The generation most affected by climate change is not getting the education they deserve”

A new college for wind energy in the UK

ClickGreen writes about the plans to develop a national college for wind energy, providing a hub for skills, training and education.   Government unveils plans for UK's first renewable energy college The Government has announced plans to develop a National College for Wind Energy, the UK’s first further education centre dedicated to renewable energy. Business … Continue reading A new college for wind energy in the UK

How the economics world needs to respond to climate change

Erin Nash and Yuan Yang from Rethinking Economics write on the Responding to Climate Change website about exactly that, rethinking economics. They state that economics education is creating a generation who don’t understand climate change. It will be interesting to get the views of EiD readers.   Climate change means we must rewrite economics textbooks … Continue reading How the economics world needs to respond to climate change

Identifying the need for more teaching on energy efficiency

The Nation/Asia News Network published a good article about university students in the ASEAN region raising the concern that more courses related to energy consumption need to be provided.  Let’s hope the governments react positively. ASEAN students call on governments in region to 'teach' energy efficiency University students offer new ideas at Hitachi young leaders … Continue reading Identifying the need for more teaching on energy efficiency