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Humanities plead for bigger role in climate discussions

Image: Seth Mazow [CC BY-SA], via Wikimedia Commons

University of Auckland’s climate studies centre urges “breaking down” of barriers between disciplines

Better storytelling and tapping into the rich knowledge of indigenous cultures must become integral to the arts’ research response to climate change, senior academics have declared. 

In an international seminar on 17 October, run by the Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, climate and humanities researchers proclaimed the importance of the arts being part of the global conversation on climate. Robert Greenberg (pictured), dean of arts at the University of Auckland, said: “It’s our role as leaders in the arts and humanities to front-foot the conversation.” 

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