Thursday, June 13, 2013

Assessment of Climate Change: A Challenge for the University

Some blog followers might be interested in a recent post “Assessment of Climate Change: A Challenge for the University” [Hake (2013)]. The abstract reads:

ABSTRACT: ASSESS subscribers (a) Larry King at &, and (b) Mike Fulford at questioned the relevancy to assessment in higher education of my posts “Senator Sheldon Whitehouse - Time to Wake Up: GOP Opposition to Climate Science” at and “Why Democrats in Congress Fail To Support Climate Change Legislation #3” at

Irrelevant to assessment in higher education? King and Fulford may have missed my post “Would a Carbon Tax Save Life on Planet Earth?” at If there’s no life on Planet Earth then there's neither Higher Education nor Assessment on Planet Earth.

Karl Pister, Emeritus Chancellor of UC - Santa Cruz, wrote at “. . . we need to encourage innovative ways of looking at problems, moving away from the increasing specialization of academia to develop new interdisciplinary fields that can address complex real-world problems from new perspectives.”

Surely the assessment of the alleged threat to life on Planet Earth by anthropogenic global warming is A Challenge To The University rather than the Irrelevancy seen by King and Fulford.

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Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
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"Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber."
- Worthy of - but misattributed to - Plato (427-347 BC)

REFERENCES [URL's shortened by and accessed on 12 June 2013.]
Hake, R.R. 2013. “Assessment of Climate Change: A Challenge for the University,” online on the OPEN! Net-Gold archives at Post of 13 Jun 2013 10:47:32-0700to AERA-L and Net-Gold. The abstract and link to the complete post are being distributed to various discussion lists.

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