The Ear of the Ear

On April 24, 2015, the Executive Director of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) organized a panel presentation to promote public discussion about the future of Mauna Kea. Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano that rises 13,796 feet from sea level on the island of Hawaiʻi. The Mauna has recently received widespread public attention, in part, because […]

Hope Versus Critical Awareness?

Naomi Klein’s “This Changes Everything” and the Politics of Climate Change in the Classroom We live in a world of environmental uncertainty where climate change, water shortages, deforestation, degradation, dispossession and pollution threaten not only the present, but also our collective future. As anthropologists concerned with human-environment relationships, how do we discuss, teach and confront […]