‘Climate Change’ Is The Most Important Mission For Universities Or Something

I figured it was to educate people to get them ready for a real career. Eric Worrell writes “If you thought the most important mission of universities was to provide kids with professional skills to help them get a better job, think again.” Of course, we’ve seen institutions of higher learning offering degrees this century that make basket weaving look good (hey, at least with a basket weaving degree you can make great baskets and sell them for money), degrees that make companies not want anything to do with the applicant because they will just be trouble, degrees that aren’t worth the paper they are printed on. But, the mostly Democrat run schools are just looking for money

Climate change is the most important mission for universities of the 21st century

Universities are confronting the possibility of profound sector-wide transformation due to the continuing effects of COVID-19. It is prompting much needed debate about what such transformation should look like and what kind of system is in the public interest.

And, of course, the Cult of Climastrology is taking advantage of Bat Soup virus to push their cult

This is now an urgent conversation. If universities want a say in what the future of higher education will look like, they will need to generate ideas quickly and in a way that attracts wide public support.

This will involve articulating their unique role as embedded, future-regarding, ethical generators of crucial knowledge and skills, well-equipped to handle coming contingencies and helping others do the same.

And this means higher education changes are entangled with another major force for transformation – climate change.

How can universities credibly claim to be preparing young people for their futures, or to be working with employers, if they do not take into account the kind of world they are helping to bring about?

Much-needed transitions towards low carbon and well-adapted systems are emerging. But they are too piecemeal and slow relative to what is needed to avoid large scale cascading and compounding impacts to our planet.

Apply the graphic to universities. No fossil fueled vehicles, no fossil fueled travel for employees and sports teams or visiting dignitaries and lecturers. Heat has to be kept in the 50’s, AC in the 80’s. If even allowed.

Universities are key to enabling Australian society to transition to a safer and lower emissions pathway. They are needed to provide the knowledge, skills and technologies for this positive transition. And they are also needed to foster the social dialogue and build the broad public mandate to get there.

I’d say it is absurd that they’re saying that universities should be more about indoctrination rather than providing an education for a professional life, but, then, this is the way it has been going for a while.

They must become public good, mission-driven organisations devoted to rapidly progressing human understanding and action on the largest threat there has ever been, to what they are taken to represent and advance – human civilisation.


Some universities are already starting to build aspects of climate change into their operations. Most prominent have been efforts to divest university finances from direct support of fossil fuels. While some institutions are still dragging their feet, the University of California has announced it will fully divest  its US$126 billion endowment from fossil fuels.

Yeah, but they don’t give up their own use of fossil fuels, and then have to raise tuition even more because of the loss of that investment. Have fun, kids!

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3 Responses to “‘Climate Change’ Is The Most Important Mission For Universities Or Something”

  1. Klemdadiddlehopper says:

    “The rights of peaceful protesters are very important but we can’t allow the situation to descend further into lawless chaos,” Trump continued. “It is very important, I believe, to the family, to everybody, that the memory of George Floyd be a perfect memory.”


    ONCE AGAIN TRUMP baits the left into defending Thugs, arsonists, criminals and anarchy while throwing the average citizen under the bus, and bashing cops and demanding they be defunded into a rapid response social services team to deal with bank robbers and rapists.

    The democrats are living on the edge my friends. They have descended into debauchery and lunacy because no matter which stand Trump takes, they must be against it.

    They just shouted FUK the BIBLE when Trump stood in front of a church with a bible. The black pastor of the church said Trump should repent. Shouldnt we all kind sir? But repent for what? For defending the very faith you get PAID A LARGE SUM OF MONEY TO PREACH?

    TRUMP BAITS THE LEFT INTO TRASHING 90 percent of the country. HE continually pushes them so far left that if elected in 2020 I fully suspect them to suspend the constitution, raise taxes to 90 percent on an economy that is already on the verge of collapsing.

    Trump wins yet again. The democrats lose as the pollsters throw fake polling at us once again because all the Trump people are doing the same. Refusing to take part in the polls. and Two new polls just out show an overwhelming majority of Americans want the National Guard used to restore order.

    NO ONE WAS DEFENDING THE GEORGE FLOYD DEATH. We were all in agreement this was a horrible thing and these cops should be held accountable. Then Trump spoke and the left lost its mind and the riots started, the COVID-19 HORROR SUDDENLY DIDNT MATTER ANYMORE as a NEW AND BETTER BASH TRUMP AGENDA HAD EMERGED.

    The people are watching. They will respond in November to another landslide Red wave for the GOP.

    How anyone could pull the handle for a DEM is mindblowing in these days of radicalized communists wanting to destroy America from within.

  2. Klemdadiddlehopper says:

    People wanting to go back to work are trashed, and forced back into their homes.

    People burning down cities are hailed heros and allowed to walk in massive packs inches from each other.

    What is wrong with this picture?

    It is the desire by the left to collapse American society.

    A debate now rages. Covid-19 is clinically DEAD around most of the world as summer arrives.

    I told you earlier my Brother in Wyoming hospital said they had not seen a case in 2-3 weeks and those they have are mild sniffles.

    But the Creme De La Creme:

    A New Pandemic? Two Trailblazing COVID-19 Researchers Dead in a Month

    How accurate is US COVID-19 death count? Some experts say off by ‘tens of thousands’ ABC NEWS.

    Ninety percent of people do not need hospitalization. Only 3 percent are put in ICU and of those the death rate is .4 percent.

    We fear the unknown and the facts are there is little to no data sharing because the race for a cure will be lucrative beyond any corporations wildest dreams.

    Journals no longer the gold standard in disseminating information about Covid-19.

    Clinicians bemoan the lack of data sharing on the front lines to deal with SARS-CoV-2.

    Makes you wonder huh? The lefts, blue states that had people wanting to go back to work had them locked down with the nazi boot on their throats. Yet they allow millions of protestors to be inches apart burning down their towns.

    Nothing political here.

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    I figured it (college) was to educate people to get them ready for a real career.

    While true enough, a college education is more than a trade school. Besides preparing a young person for employment, it is also to prepare students for life, for being an “engaged and enlightened citizen” by exposure to history, philosophy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, literature, physics, composition, economics, politics, psychology, sociology, geography, etc.

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