Why am I doing the course?

At the start of the 8 -week course I thought it worthwhile to jot down some thoughts about why I’m doing this.  I could simply state that climate change is the key issue of the age, and I want to make sure I’m up to date on the facts, figures, theories and approaches.  But whilst this provides part of the picture, it isn’t 100% honest.

As someone who has been an  environmental activist in the past; an academic and professional archaeologist in more recent times,  and now a full-time mum, this course provides me with a number of opportunities to:

  • engage my brain;
  • make sure my understandings about climate change are up to date and accurate;
  • assess the narrative about climate change that is being delivered by courses such as these;
  • build contacts;
  • use it as a springboard to launch myself into a new campaigning field.

I’m intrigued to see which of these aspirations are fulfilled and what evolves through the next 2 months.

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