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  • Can ESD Bend the Curve?

    I looked carefully at the pictures of the climate marchers last week (and XR this week), particularly at their placards and the messages they contain.  I'm always on the lookout for my grandchildren on the school strike days and think...

  • XR in the village

    There is no sign of an occupation of the streets of Semington this week, and it really does look as if Extinction Rebellion will be in London and elsewhere rather than here.  Just as well, really, as it would be...

  • A few things about climate change I believe

    The changing climate of the planet and the remarkable growth in human numbers and riches both stem from the combustion of billions of tonnes of fossil fuel to produce industrial power, electricity, transport, heating and, more recently, computation. Three-quarters of...

  • Yes, some may die ...

    I've been browsing back numbers of The New Internationalist and an article on "What if...we reduced carbon emissions to zero by 2025?" caught my eye. In this, NI co-editor Hazel Healy sketches out "a radical scenario of carbon cold-turkey".  It is...

  • Teaching the Future

    This is a new campaign by SOS-UK, UKSCN and XR-Educators to pressure government for curriculum change and a range of other supportive actions.  In outline, this is what it will be asking for: – a Government commissioned review / enquiry /...

  • Greta Thunberg scolds world leaders at the UN

    Here is a full transcript of Greta Thunberg's speech to the UN.  It's on Treehugger. "This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be standing here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come...

  • To learn stuff, or to learn to protest, that is the question

    The DfE is clear on the climate protests; children should be in school learning stuff.  Speaking on Radio 4’s Today, the ubiquitous reshuffle survivor Nick Gibb MP said that although the government shared young people’s concern about climate change, ......

  • 4 million voices

    I've seen it reported that over 4 million young and not so young people were on the streets last Friday in 163 countries.  Who can doubt it.  The UK reporting I have seen inevitably focused on London, but this was...

  • Time to listen to Stern Camden women

    What should individuals, communities, schools and universities do about climate change? is the title of a seminar today at the Grantham Institute.  As I'm having another London-free week, I'm not there. Here's the description: In July 2019, the UK set a...

  • Climate (change) educators help the DfE make its point

    My comments last week about the latest iteration of the DfE straight bat reminded me that NAEE recently featured a story about climate education in a primary school in North Tyne which is working with the creators of the eduCCate...