Maxwell Boykoff: Engaged Scientists: Academic Climate Advocacy and Activism in 2021 | Schedule | ISC 2021 SUMMER SCHOOL COGNITION & CLIMATE

Maxwell Boykoff: Engaged Scientists: Academic Climate Advocacy and Activism in 2021

What:
Talk
When:
2:35 PM, Friday 4 Jun 2021 EDT (1 hour 15 minutes)
How:
Is academic climate advocacy to be celebrated or derided? There are various flavours of climate advocacy and activism among academic researchers. Some facilitate engagement about their research; others abstain under pressure from their scientific peer communities not to over-reach beyond their research specialty. A literature review suggests there are three advocacy approaches: avoidance of all advocacy (Type 0), advocacy for (scientific) evidence (Type I), and advocacy for policy outcomes (Type II). These represent three distinct nodes across a spectrum of chosen engagements. There is dynamism in these flavours of engagement across issues and over time, along with a range from low- to high-stakes situations, sometimes for the same academic researcher. There are differences in both the frequency and the efficacy of advocacy. I link this to research from my book (Boykoff 2019).


Speaker
University of Colorado
Professor & Director, Environmental Studies Program; Fellow, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
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