Tuesday, April 25, 2023
The Climate Change Book club, hosted by the WMU Climate Change Working Group, welcomes anyone interested in reading and learning more about the science, politics, economics, sociology of climate change and the way it is portrayed in different parts of our society.
April's discussion is centered around Chapter 7, "What Is to Be Done," of Bryan Alexander's Universities on Fire: Higher Education in Climate Crisis. (The book just came out last month, but you are of course welcome and encouraged to read the whole thing!) More on the book:
In Universities on Fire Alexander explores higher education during an age of unfolding climate crisis. Powered by real-world examples and the latest research, Alexander assesses practical responses and strategies by surveying contemporary programs and academic climate research from around the world. He establishes a model of how academic institutions may respond and offers practical pathways forward for higher education. How will the two main purposes of education―teaching and research―change as the world heats up?
A complete list of past readings and a future schedule can be found on the Kalamazoo Climate Crisis Coalition's website. You are encouraged to please consider making your purchase at a local bookstore.
This is an open group. You can invite others to join – send their email to Allen Webb to get them on the list.