Communication, Media & Politics in the Anthropocene

Shifting Ideas, Shifting Opinion, Shifting Policy
The Age of Us
MIT rejects fossil fuel divestment, defines a bold path forward for research universities

MIT rejects fossil fuel divestment, defines a bold path forward for research universities

–This article originally appeared at The Conversation.  The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced this week a new climate change action plan that rejects calls from activists to divest its endowment from the fossil fuel industry. The best way for the university to tackle climate change, argued MIT senior leaders, is through active engagement of “fossil...
Universities in the Anthropocene

Universities in the Anthropocene

There is a growing movement among writers, scientists, and scholars to pin a new label on our modern era. According to these thinkers, pressing environmental problems like climate change are a sign that we have crossed a major threshold in Earth’s long history, entering a unique stage in geological time that requires a shift in...