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I enjoyed this recent New York Times article on universities using fiction (or “cli-fi”) to teach climate change.
I particularly enjoyed seeing our own University of Oregon represented. Go Ducks!
From the article:
University courses on global warming have become common, and Prof. Stephanie LeMenager’s new class here at the University of Oregon has all the expected, alarming elements: rising oceans, displaced populations, political conflict, endangered animals.
The goal of this class, however, is not to marshal evidence for climate change as a human-caused crisis, or to measure its effects — the reality and severity of it are taken as given — but how to think about it, prepare for it and respond to it.