Why should we teach climate change to university students?
Climate change is going to affect every aspect of our lives. From the food we eat and the houses we live in, to our jobs and our laws. Addressing climate change requires action at all levels of society; it can’t be solved by a few really clever climate scientists. We need to transfer climate change knowledge to all decision makers, many of whom are currently at university. Indeed, some of the most advanced thinking about sustainable futures can be found in schools of fashion, architecture and product design. It is hugely important that all graduates - including those studying humanities, languages, law, medicine and economics are offered modules which have sustainability at their core. After the economic crisis of 2007, economics students started to campaign for their education to be re-imagined - we are currently in a climate crisis and we need to rethink the way climate change is taught at university.