The GOP tax bill could cost us the next generation of climate scientists

Read the full story at Grist. Grad students around the country are protesting the so-called grad student tax. Of course they are! They stand to lose thousands of dollars. But even if you’re not an aspiring PhD, the tax is cause for concern: It could hurt scientific research, leaving us less capable of tackling climate change. In …

Call for Proposals Now Open for the 2018 AASHE Conference & Expo

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2018 AASHE Conference & Expo, themed “Global Goals: Rising to the Challenge”, taking place in Pittsburgh on Oct. 2 - 5. Join us as we examine the critical role of higher education in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Adopted by the world’s governments in September 2015, …

Rising Threat

Read the full story in the Chronicle of Higher Education. When the water comes, the familiar campus life will come to an end. Classes will be relocated or moved online; students will be forced to abandon the deluged library; campus construction plans will have to be overhauled, if not scrapped. The impact is almost unimaginable, …

Wind, Rain, and Fire: Will Extreme Weather Events Affect How Teachers Cover Climate Change?

Read the full post at the NCSE Blog. Every teacher knows that students take more interest in lessons that relate to things they care about. Well, it’s safe to say that, right now, students in Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, care deeply about hurricanes. And students in California care profoundly about …

Students do the grading on climate

Read the full story in Smile Politely. Looking back on my high school and college student self, I can guarantee that most of my motivations were completely self-centered. My friends, my job, my activities, my classes, my choices, the things I invested my time in, everything pretty much revolved around what was happening in my …