Academic journal article Geography

Educating for Hope in Troubled Times: Climate Change and the Transition to a Post-Carbon Future

Academic journal article Geography

Educating for Hope in Troubled Times: Climate Change and the Transition to a Post-Carbon Future

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Educating for Hope in Troubled Times: Climate change and the transition to a post-carbon future David Hicks London: loE Press, 2014 202pp, 23x15.5cm Pb: £26.99, ISBN 978-1-85856-553-8

David Hicks has written extensively about educational futures and his work is well-known in geographical circles. This text focuses on three main areas: climate change, easy oil and the limits to growth. It is divided into four parts: the first sets the scene in terms of the three issues under discussion, while part 2 addresses the challenges that need to be faced. Part 3 focuses on 'sources of hope' while part 4 looks at issues relating to education for transition in relation to post-carbon scenarios.

The book provides an insightful critique of the failure of education to address effectively these important topics. Each chapter follows a similar structure, with boxes containing discussion points and case studies such as 'Incredible Edible Todmorden' (pp. …

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