Sustainability: smashing the eco-orthodoxy

NAS president Peter Wood on why it’s time to challenge this campus religion.

Topics Free Speech

Over the past few decades, politicians and campaigners have brought sustainability to the centre of university life. Now, with crackdowns on climate-change ‘deniers’ and mandatory sustainability training for students and staff, sustainability has established itself as a powerful orthodoxy – which academics challenge at their peril. In a groundbreaking new report, the US-based National Association of Scholars (NAS) argues that sustainability is the biggest threat to academic freedom today. To find out more, we spoke to NAS president, and co-author of the report, Peter Wood.

Read the NAS’s full report here.


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Topics Free Speech


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