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‘Not Just a Science’ Vanderbilt University’s New Major Offers a New Way to Study Climate Change

‘Not Just a Science’ Vanderbilt University’s New Major Offers a New Way to Study Climate Change

When most people think about a degree in climate studies, they often picture something in the STEM field. And rightfully so, as most universities offer climate science majors that typically lead to degrees in engineering or economics. But Vanderbilt University is changing that starting in Fall 2022 with the launch of its new interdisciplinary climate and environmental studies major.

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    Majority of Americans Want Climate Education in Schools

    Majority of Americans Want Climate Education in Schools

    In a rebuke to efforts by the Heartland Institute and at least 10 state legislatures, a large majority of Americans believe climate change should be taught in schools, the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC) reported Wednesday. When the YPCCC asked Americans, “Should schools teach our children about the causes, consequences, and potential solutions […]

    Harvard Board Member Calls on University to ‘Stop Owning Climate Change’

    Harvard Board Member Calls on University to ‘Stop Owning Climate Change’

    Kathryn “Kat” Taylor, a member of the Harvard Board of Overseers and wife of billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer, made an unprecedented public call on Harvard University to divest from fossil fuel stocks. The action comes after the university’s $37.1 billion endowment—the world’s largest academic fund—reported a lackluster 8.1 percent return that reflected “deep structural […]

    Big Oil’s Pipeline Into American Schools

    Big Oil’s Pipeline Into American Schools

    By Jie Jenny Zou Jennifer Merritt’s first-graders at Jefferson Elementary School in Pryor, Oklahoma, were in for a treat. Sitting cross-legged on the floor, the students gathered in late November for story time with two special guests: state Rep. Tom Gann and state Sen. Marty Quinn. Dressed in suits, the Republican lawmakers read aloud from […]