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Penny Welch and Susan Wright

Welcome to this issue of Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences . The issue opens with an account of an experiment undertaken by team of climate-change postgraduates and their tutor. Anna Frank

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Bret Gustafson, Francesco Carpanini, Martin Kalb, James Giblin, Sarah Besky, Patrick Gallagher, Andrew Curley, Jen Gobby and Ryan Anderson

, as well as the influence of powerful non-Western entities, like the Chinese. Additionally, a more in-depth discussion of climate change and its connection to desertification might have been useful—plus a deeper engagement with the historiography

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Richard Widick and John Foran

on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a period in which carbon dioxide emissions have continuously risen? And consider perhaps the most fantastic utopian dream of all dreams, typically purveyed at the climate talks by enthusiastic neoliberals arguing that

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Ryan Gunderson

fossil fuel industries, conservative think tanks and politicians, contrarian scientists, and other actors that has developed a systematic climate change denial campaign (i.e., to deny the reality and/or severity of anthropogenic climate change) (for

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Temperature and Capital

Measuring the Future with Quantified Heat

Scott W. Schwartz

more interesting. My concern with the politicization of measurement is not centered on quotidian debates over the reality of anthropogenic climate change that pervade cable news and blogs, or whether or not we reside in the Anthropocene or Holocene

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Ecosystem integrity and policy coherence for development

Tools aimed at achieving balance as the basis for transformative development

Harlan Koff, Miguel Equihua Zamora, Carmen Maganda and Octavio Pérez-Maqueo

contribution to deadly disasters (such as Typhoon Haiyan in 2013) through climate change. Borrowing from Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr’s observation of 19th century French politics, we may argue that “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” ( http

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Tracey Heatherington

imagination, preoccupied by the anxieties of a very different time, we should consider how the fictional electron pump in many ways presaged the unfolding scenario of fossil fuel consumption, anthropogenic climate change, and the anxious search for alternative

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Imagining Futures of Energy

Views from Central Asia

Markus S. Schulz

? To what extent can they be produced and consumed safely? How can the negative effects of global warming, climate change, and environmental degradation be avoided? Who will benefit, and who will be at risk? Faced with such urgent questions, it was

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Taras Fedirko and Marlene Schäfers

’s commitment to locating potential for addressing environmental demise in sites where we might least expect to find it. She sees in American climate change sceptics potential citizen-scientists who may wield embodied knowledge to complement rather than compete

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Contemporary citizenship debates

The search for firm footing on shifting terrains

climate change—in ways that have indicated healthy and proactive citizen participation in public affairs. Similarly, anti-Brexit movements in the UK contributed to a significant rebuke of nativism as the Conservative government of Prime Minister Theresa