Essay by Eric Worrall
h/t Dr. Willie Soon; “It’s learning from being out there in nature and experiencing things with our whole bodies, rather than just reading about it and knowing it in an intellectual way.”
Climate change: Uni degree will train future disruptors
By Teleri Glyn Jones
BBC Wales News
Black Mountains College in Talgarth, Powys, has launched a BA in sustainable futures.
It teamed up with Cardiff Metropolitan University, the Brecon Beacons National Park and industry partners.
The college also claimed it was the world’s first dedicated entirely to climate action, responding to “the climate and ecological emergency”.
Alison Stunt is studying horticulture at the college and said the approach was not purely intellectual: “It’s not academic in that way, it’s not learning from books.
“It’s learning from being out there in nature and experiencing things with our whole bodies, rather than just reading about it and knowing it in an intellectual way.”
Mr Rawlance admitted it was really difficult for people “who were educated in these very strict degree programmes to get our heads around” but was “obvious to young people coming up now”.
“So, this is not only urgent and necessary but it’s responding to the market. This is what the kids want.”
Black Mountains College has received more than £500,000 in lottery funding and is in the process of securing £1.5m of social investment to fund the launch of the course.
Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-64483924
What can I say – some of the most potent magic mushrooms in the world grow on the hills of Wales. Not that I’m suggesting the school would encourage that kind of thing, of course.
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February 9, 2023 at 12:48AM