New Curated Collection of Books and Articles (Free Access): Project Muse Launches “Muse In Focus: Humanity’s ‘Code Red’ on Climate Change”
From Project Muse:
Project MUSE today launches a new MUSE in Focus on its digital platform, “Muse in Focus: Humanity’s “Ccode Red” On Climate Change.”
The content is a curated selection of scholarship on Project MUSE exploring the human causes and effects of climate change, and the urgency of action to avert future catastrophe.I
In August 2021, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report that details the urgent threat of climate change over the coming decades. The report calls for immediate action to address the deeply entrenched global systems that rely on and perpetuate the consumption of greenhouse-gases. U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres described the findings as a “code red for humanity.”
The scope of this challenge is daunting. Each year brings increased temperatures, extreme weather, and wildfires signifying the damages already done. Preventing further destruction will require a broad understanding of the myriad social, political, cultural, and economic forces that have exacerbated the problem.
According to Kelley Squazzo, Director of Publisher Relations at Project MUSE, “Given the IPCC findings, as well as news reports we see daily, we believe it’s part of our responsibility as a scholarly platform to highlight peer-reviewed content that provides informed research on this critical issue. Thank you to our participating publishers for making most of this content temporarily free to all readers through the end of October.”
MUSE in Focus is an ongoing series of curated resources, comprising content from participating publishers across Project MUSE’s broad corpus, designed to contribute interdisciplinary, scholarly context to current events and issues. Other topics include: “MUSE in Focus: Roots of the Attack on Democracy”, “MUSE in Focus: Charting the Digital Humanities”, “MUSE in Focus: Commemorating the 19th Amendment”, “MUSE in Focus: Confronting Structural Racism“, “MUSE in Focus: Contextualizing Pandemic” and “MUSE in Focus: Addressing to Gun Violence.”
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.