Introduction to Climate Justice


Environmental Science & Forestry

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    Summer 2024
  • Instructor
    Michael Mikulewicz
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This course will introduce students to climate justice – the idea that climate change has serious negative consequences not only for our planet’s atmosphere and ecosystems, but also for our communities and society at large. We will explore how the impacts of climate change – such as droughts, hurricanes and rising sea levels – affect some groups and places more than others, from the communities of color in Syracuse to small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. At the same time, we will learn about scholars, activists and local communities fighting to rectify these inequalities and to achieve climate justice for all the inhabitants of our warming planet. In discussing these issues, we will draw from many radical theories and concepts that will help us understand the course topic from diverse perspectives, such as feminism, energy democracy, ecological justice, Indigenous knowledge, and queer & trans liberation. As part of this course, students will write short reaction papers, share discussion posts or videos on Blackboard, present a virtual poster as part of an online mini-conference, and deliver a final project on a topic and in a format of their choice. The course does not require any prior knowledge in climate science. Textbooks: Ayana E. Johnson & Katharine K. Wilkinson. (2020). All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis. New York, NY: One World. [selected chapters] and Greta Thunberg. (2023). The Climate Book: The facts and the solutions. New York, NY: Penguin Press. [selected chapters]
Course Area: Environmental Sciences
Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
Dates: 07-08-2024 - 08-16-2024
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Instructor: Michael Mikulewicz
Local Course ID: 24SU_ESF_EST135_1
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