“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” – Dr. Suess, The Lorax
I have a PhD, forged from research and passion about global environmental politics. Here, I write about global environmental politics, in academia and the classroom, and about life in higher education.
I study why we now tend to think about some environmental issues, such as climate change, as social issues. When discussions of social justice and equity creep into debates that were once focused on technical policy options to environmental problems, my ears perk up.
Regularly found in the hallways of UN negotiations for climate change, and hazardous chemicals and wastes, I bring the global back to national and local levels. Hopefully, even to the classroom.