A Climate for Change: Millennials, Science and the Humanities
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Honeybun-Arnolda, E., & Obermeister, N. (2019). A Climate for Change: Millennials, Science and the Humanities. Environmental Communication, 13 (1), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2018.1500927
The rise and pervasiveness of post-truth and alternative facts posit fundamental questions for the current epistemic authority of scientific knowledge. In conjunction, complex and multi-scalar problems of the likes of climate change call for research that transcends traditional disciplinary silos, upon which much of that authority was built. As such, we call for a greater involvement of the humanities in environmental research and communication. We suggest that young researchers wishing to pursue academic careers (including ourselves) may be wellequipped to reconfigure and reconcile science and the humanities within the context of their PhDs and beyond – taking a frontline position in the constant struggle to overcome longstanding antagonisms between the scholarship of fact-finding and that of meaning-making. We do so by exploring examples – within academia and beyond – where those collisions have been successful, including the works of a millennial scientist/artist and a dystopian video game.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2018.1500927
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/304555
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