Open Access Week 2022: Open for Climate Justice supports the belief that “sharing knowledge is a human right, and tackling the climate crisis requires the rapid exchange of knowledge across geographic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries.” We are delighted to share a reading list of open access books and journals that expand our understanding of climate and environmental studies.
We couldn’t pass up an opportunity to celebrate National Chemistry Week. When else are we given carte blanche to highlight some of our best chemistry books and share our best (meaning our worst) chemistry-related puns?
Stories of phantom limbs, rubber hands, and other phenomena. How the discovery of a harmless leak of radiation at Brookhaven National Laboratory sparked a media firestorm. Stunning visualizations of science.
What are teens actually doing on their smartphones? In Behind Their Screens, Emily Weinstein and Carrie James, Harvard researchers who are experts on teens and technology, explore the complexities teens face in their digital lives.
Spotlight: Open for Climate Justice
The MIT Press joins with publishers, librarians, educators, students, and readers, across the globe in celebration of International Open Access Week (October 24 – 30, 2022). This year’s theme—Open for Climate Justice—emphasizes that tackling the climate crisis requires the rapid exchange of knowledge across geographic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries.
From Big Oil to Big Green by Marco Grasso examines the responsibility of the oil and gas industry for the climate crisis and develops a moral framework that lays out its duties of reparation and decarbonization to allay the harm it has done. By framing climate change as a moral issue and outlining the industry’s obligation to tackle it, Grasso shows that Big Oil is a central, yet overlooked, agent of climate ethics and policy.