I just came across this article in the Guardian – it really struck a chord with me and I thought it was worth sharing! In the article, author Gretchen Busl believes that research in the humanities can be “ground-breaking, life-changing” and yet, often, is ignored. She argues that humanities research explores all sorts of important issues of human culture from ethics, class, gender, and race to climate change (and much more besides) and as such has a vital role to play in “navigating a complex and rapidly shifting world”.
Recently I have been mainly procrastinating by crafting a smug blog post about the low-carbon merits of not flying. Thankfully I have scrapped that for a less-smug version because, to tell the truth, I got really quite confused about the whole thing – to fly or not to fly? And does it really matter?