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Thoughts on learning, sustainability and the link between them

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  • Loose language from WWF

    I've been reading the 2018 Living Planet Index, something best read in daylight.  I was alerted to it by a headline and link in Climate Action.  The headline was: 60% of wildlife has been wiped out by humans since 1970, WWF finds...

  • The global temperature average

    I went to listen to Phil Jones from the Climate Research Unit, University of East Anglia the other afternoon at an I-SEE seminar. His title was:   ‘The global temperature average: a history, recent changes and their context over the Late Holocene’ and this...

  • Blinkered resistance to gene editing

    This is a Times leader from a couple of weeks ago.  I'm reprinting it because I agree with it.  These points were made in The World we'll Leave Behind. Europe’s blinkered resistance to gene editing is a blow to good science...

  • More on that pledge

    I wrote ta while back about the GEEP pledge that I signed.  I was happy to do that as I want to support GEEP. And yet, I have a reservation about the argument GEEP uses [*].  The pledge letter says:...

  • In about and for Arthur Lucas

    Arthur Lucas wrote a lot about environmental education in the 1970s and 80s in an attempt to clarify and make sense of the concept.  In particular, he wrote about in / about / for / etc.  I say, etc, purposefully...

  • EE – perspectives from policy 3

    Here's my final comment (for now) on the new research on EE in secondary schools from King's College: Understanding Environmental Education in Secondary Schools – Report 1: The Policy Perspective It relates to the discussion section of the report. There's much to agree with...

  • EE – perspectives from policy 2

    Here's a further comment on the new research on EE in secondary schools from King's College: Understanding Environmental Education in Secondary Schools – Report 1: The Policy Perspective 1. In their Introduction, the authors write: "In seeking to analyse the state of environmental...