Through the Portal of COVID-19
Environmental Humanities Response to COVID-19
An Open Letter on the COVID-19 Pandemic
Sinan Akilli (Cappadocia University) argues for the need to address the more-than-human world in the context of sustainability science
How should the scientific community address climate change denial and disinformation?
Environmental humanities researcher Steven Hartman reflects on the challenges facing scientists and educators as they face the growing dilemma of science obfuscation, disinformation and organized climate change denial from the fossil-fuel industry and, increasingly administration the U.S. federal government under the Trump. This dilemma, he notes, is one that affects other sectors in society as well and there are lessons that can be learned from how these challenges are being met.
What can be done when governments fail to act on climate change threats?
Environmental humanities researcher Steven Hartman discusses the Our Children’s Trust case, Juliana vs. the United States of America, as the kind of innovative thinking and novel approach necessary to counteract government failures to act on climate change. Author Naomi Klein has called the lawsuit, now set to go to trial on 5 February 2018, “the most important case in the world.”
How can ordinary people help mitigate climate change?
Environmental humanities researcher Steven Hartman reflects on some of the ways that individuals can have far-reaching effects globally in climate change mitigation efforts by banding together with neighbors, friends, family and colleagues to focus on smaller and more manageable local challenges.
How is food relevant to environmental ethics?
Environmental Humanities scholar Christopher Oscarson reflects on on the nature of food production and consumption and how discussing an activity as basic as eating with his students opens up a range of ethical questions about the nature of food production and human-environmental relations.
What is petroculture?
The products and by-products of petroleum can be found throughout our societies, in objects we encounter every day, the byways and highways we navigate between home and work or school, even in our own bodies. Environmental humanities scholar Stephanie LeMenager elaborates the concept of