Author Archives: James Dyke
Two events that you may be interested in: This Saturday, the University of Southampton will be hosting this year’s Futures Festival – an event that will feature a range of talks and workshops on issues surrounding climate change and how we can effectively engage with them. The Facebook page can be found here. I will […]
For 25th Feb 2013: Read Meadows Thinking in Systems pages 66 to 72. Read Beddington FOOD, ENERGY, WATER AND THE CLIMATE: A PERFECT STORM OF GLOBAL EVENTS? available as PDF download here. Slides of the accompanying talk available for download here. For 28th Feb 2013: Read Meadows Thinking in Systems pages 73 to 85.
In your groups I would like you to draft a project pitch that will give some details of your proposed group project. This project pitch needs to be approved by me because we need to make sure that your group project is both feasible and appropriate for the module. I would like a first draft […]
Read Meadows Thinking in Systems pages 51-66 (this introduces the importance of delays in the operation of a system and the positive and negative feedback loops associated with the exploitation of finite reserves).
We are very interested in why you chose this Curriculum Innovation (CI) module and what you hope to get out of it. The CI program is only in its second year, and this is the first time we have ever run the Global Challenges module. Your feedback will help us improve the module and the […]
Watch Climate Change: Lines of Evidence, this is a video produced by the National Academies of Sciences. It serves as a good introduction to the different reasons why we have concluded that the Earth’s climate is changing and how humans are important drivers of this change. Read Meadows Thinking in Systems pages 35-51 (up to, […]
For the seminar on Thursday 10am 7th February, we will begin to discuss the Global Challenges as a challenge of systems. We will also spend some time reconfiguring some of the groups and begin the process of writing the group project pitches. Read: Meadows et al Thinking in Systems pages 1-35. Google Books preview available […]