Episode 2: in which I blather on about education for sustainable development and climate change

I spoke early this morning (8.05am in the fog, wearing too few layers!) at a DMU event in support of the UN sustainable development goals: ‘24 Hours with the Global Goals’. I spoke about the interrelationship between SDG4: Quality Education, and the recent IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C.

I fancied developing what I was thinking a little, so I decided to record some thoughts – it’s Friday and I’m tired and I didn’t have the energy for the book chapter I’m supposed to be writing (apologies Malcolm and Cilla). What I have noticed is that I say the words “interesting” and “important” way too often. Like, way too often. I also don’t pronounce the letter “t”. Anyway, my podcast, my rules.

I’m hoping that next time I’ll be in conversation – there’s a book launch coming and I want to have some jibber-jabber with my compadre Sarah Amsler from Nottingham. For now, however, you’ll have to put up with my inanity.

In this podcast, I have decided to add some music, which is licensed under Creative Commons as attribution, share alike, non-commercial. I have included the whole of these pieces, which I really like and I commend to you. They are as follows.

The podcast opens with: Tha Silent Partner, Roses (Intro), from the album Platters, Act 7: Tha Anniversary Plate. This is available on free music archive. Tha Silent Partner, Gregory Davis has a Tumblr that you should check out.

The podcast closes with: Rae Elbow and the Magic Beans, there is no…? from the album the human species. This is available on SoundCloud.

In the podcast I also reference two journal articles.

Jan Selby, Omar S. Dahi, Christiane Fröhlich, Mike Hulme. (2017). Climate change and the Syrian civil war revisited. Political Geography, 60: 232-244. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2017.05.007.

Jonathan Cloke, Alison Mohr, Ed Brown. (2017). Imagining renewable energy: Towards a Social Energy Systems approach to community renewable energy projects in the Global South. Energy Research & Social Science, 31: 263-272. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2017.06.023.

Beyond that I reference:

IPCC (2018). Global warming of 1.5°C. Special Report.

Lorde, A. 2013. The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. London: Penguin.

Marx, K., and F. Engels. 2002. The Communist Manifesto. London: Penguin.

UNESCO (2017). Accountability in education: meeting our commitments. Global education monitoring report.

Take care. Peace out.

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