A climate for change: Millennials, science and the humanities

Honeybun-Arnolda, Elliot ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0308-4348 and Obermeister, Noam (2019) A climate for change: Millennials, science and the humanities. Environmental Communication, 13 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1752-4032

[thumbnail of Honeybun-ArnoldaObermeister2018-Aclimateforchange] Microsoft Word (Honeybun-ArnoldaObermeister2018-Aclimateforchange) - Accepted Version
Download (441kB)


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,sdg 13 - climate action ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2300/2301
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Science, Society and Sustainability
Related URLs:
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2018 00:05
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2022 02:58
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/68473
DOI: 10.1080/17524032.2018.1500927

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item