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.