Climate Change

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Happy Earth Day

Apr 22, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

How many institutions of higher education are celebrating Earth Day?

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Outside the ‘Consensus’—Notes of a Climate Change ‘Denier’

Apr 22, 2014 by Peter Wood |

With regard to climate change, the academy enforces a hardened orthodoxy with increasing determination.

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Top Five Environmental Themes in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah

Apr 07, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

The recent movie reimagines Noah as a prophet of environmental sustainability. 

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Trash Radicals: Sustainability’s New Ascetic Ideal

Feb 27, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

Colleges' "zero waste" policies and sustainability movements have grown exponentially and developed into long-term institutional policies.

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Permission to Speak: College Presidents, the Israeli Boycott, and Climate Change

Jan 22, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

Examples of the ASA and ACUPCC show that college presidents, in addressing controversies, are at times compelled to reiterate politically correct views on issues such as the Israeli boycott and climate change.

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Celebrating 2013 in Education

Jan 02, 2014 by Peter Wood |

In another top 10 list, Peter Wood remembers people who did something original, creative, noteworthy, or surprising in 2013.

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Signing the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment

Dec 05, 2013 by Rachelle DeJong |

Nearly 700 college presidents vow to eliminate their campuses' greenhouse gas emissions. NAS found that these schools are concentrated along the two coasts, more likely to be elite liberal arts colleges than universities, predominantly… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Happy Campus Sustainability Day!

Oct 23, 2013 by Rachelle DeJong |

Colleges across the country celebrate the 11th annual campus sustainability day. 

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What Does “Sustainability” Cost?

Jul 10, 2013 by Rachelle DeJong |

Middlebury College goes green...and its budget goes red.

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This Means War: Swarthmore Religion Profs Ready to Fight

May 23, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Five Swarthmore professors call for "the moral equivalent of war."

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Environmentalist Doomsayer Paul Ehrlich Attacks NAS President

Sep 18, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

Paul R. Ehrlich, whose predictions about resource scarcity have been proven wrong, protests the Chronicle of Higher Education's publication of an article by Peter Wood.

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After Climate Research, Physicist Richard Muller Says “Call Me a Converted…

Jul 31, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

The Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project has released new results finding that global warming is caused almost entirely by humans. The head scientist says the evidence has changed his mind. Others - including… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

A Culture of Evasion

Jul 23, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Campus sexual-harassment codes grow ever more draconian even as what passes for acceptable behavior behind the scenes grows worse and worse.

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Ask a Scholar: Ocean Level

Jul 19, 2012 by Mark R. Abbott |

Are ocean levels rising? How do we know?

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Gay Marriage, Climate Change, and Academic Freedom

May 22, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood regrets higher education’s one-sided approaches to same-sex marriage and global warming.

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