Tag: Education

‘Lost generation’: education in quarter of countries at risk of collapse, study warns

Covid, climate breakdown, poverty and war threaten return to school after pandemic kept 1.5bn children out of classes ‘Their future could be destroyed’: the global struggle for schooling after Covid closures The education of hundreds of millions of children is hanging by a thread as a result of an unprecedented intensity of threats including Covid […]

If children are to live with the climate crisis, we must green the curriculum | Meryl Batchelder

It’s clear to me when I teach that sustainability and the environment should be a thread running through every subject In August 2018, the then 15-year-old Greta Thunberg started spending her school days outside the Swedish parliament calling for stronger action on climate change. It might sound perverse, a teacher supporting kids taking time off […]

UK medical schools must teach about climate change, say students

Extreme weather events widen existing inequalities and traumatise victims while climate anxiety affects mental health Medical students are demanding their schools include climate change as a core component of the curriculum, as the intensifying climate emergency highlights the corresponding health crisis. Hannah Chase, a final year medical student at Oxford said the sense of urgency […]

International climate scientists join call to halt Leeds Bradford airport expansion

Academics write to Robert Jenrick predicting dire consequences for climate crisis if plans go ahead Leading international climate scientists are among more than 200 academics who have written to the government calling on it to halt what they say would be an ecologically destructive expansion of Leeds Bradford airport. Almost 250 professors, academics and researchers […]

Climate activist Luisa Neubauer: ‘how can we turn this anxiety into something constructive?’

The German activist gives her advice to young people on how to help tackle the climate crisis “Once we decide to do something about [the climate crisis] we can move mountains.” If the motivational quote sounds familiar, that’s because it is. Meet “the German Greta”, 24-year-old climate activist Luisa Neubauer, one of the main organisers […]

Look to the future and vote for Labour, says Antony Gormley | Letters

With Labour’s vision we have the opportunity to use our democratic power to take a new direction, the artist writes On Thursday, I will vote Labour. This is why: I am tired of Boris Johnson’s blustery rhetoric, lazy policymaking and mendacious, cuddly Churchill act. The Conservatives have simply run this country into the ground. They […]

University green rankings at risk despite climate emergency

This year’s People and Planet league table could be the last unless the Office for Students has a change of heart While young people call for urgent action on the climate emergency, universities are lagging behind, with two-thirds likely to fail their 2020 targets for the reduction of carbon emissions. And academic conferences are partly […]

Global Warming Is Repeating Itself…4 Million Years Later

If you think CO2 levels are high today, guess how high they were 4 million years ago! Where did all of it go? The Difference Between Global Warming And Climate Change – Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – Read More: Dinosaur Era Had 5 Times Today’s CO2 “Dinosaurs that roamed the Earth 250 […]

Can This Carbon Nanomaterial Solve Global Warming?

Scientists have created a material using carbon from our atmosphere! Will this help solve global warming? Read some of Ian’s recent articles: Watch More ???? Read More: Overview of Greenhouse Gases “Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the primary greenhouse gas emitted through human activities. In 2013, CO2 accounted for about 82% of all U.S. greenhouse gas […]