A Climate for Change: Millennials, Science and the Humanities

Honeybun-Arnolda, Elliot and Obermeister, Noam (2019) A Climate for Change: Millennials, Science and the Humanities. Environmental Communication, 13 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1752-4032

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Abstract

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 well-equipped 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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: humanities,climate,communication,environment,interdisciplinary,millennials,environmental science (miscellaneous),management, monitoring, policy and law ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2300/2301
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2018 00:05
Last Modified: 27 May 2020 23:58
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/68473
DOI: 10.1080/17524032.2018.1500927

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