Beyond Doomism & Solutionism in Response to Climate Change

November 15, 2022

A new opinion piece published in University Affairs and co-written by PWIAS Interim Director, Vanessa Andreotti, Wall International Indigenous Scholar, Chief Ninawa Huni Kui and Wall Associate Sharon Stein suggests that students need to be supported to develop the stamina, resilience and the intellectual and relational rigour that will be required in order to face complex challenges for which there are no simple, universal, or “feel good” solutions.

Offering false hope and guaranteed solutions to young people may ultimately be a form of escapism that deflects responsibility for the difficult work that needs to be done in the present on the part of both students and educators if we want a genuinely different and wiser future.

You can read the piece in its entirety here.