Podcast: Sam on discourse and climate change

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Sam Saville delivers a lecture to students at CAT’s Graduate School of the Environment about what discourse is, and why it’s important to think about how we talk about climate change. You can find out more about our masters courses in environmental building and renewable energy here.


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  • Avaniasher

    Hi these podcast lectures are very helpful for me (AEES DL student March 2012) Please let these keep coming…. This one is the most clear podcast among the lot.

  • orange-s

    I agree with avaniasher, pleasepleaseplease keep them coming! I’m a AEES DL student myself and would like to see a lot more of them. It would be great if you could record more of the AEES lectures at CAT and share them with us DL students – so much better than just reading the lectures!