Climate Tuesday, 8th March

A little earlier today than usual as I’m off to listen to Philip Oltermann talk about his new book, ‘The Stasi Poetry Circle’ https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/mar/03/the-stasi-poetry-circle-by-philip-oltermann-review-paper-spies

1. Can we reduce the environmental impact of plastics? is the title of a recent OECD report. Good short introductory video here https://youtu.be/MAoBi9bK7c8 , full online report here https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/sites/de747aef-en/index.html?itemId=%2Fcontent%2Fpublication%2Fde747aef-en and PDF of highlights below.

2. Fact World has been exploring Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) for over twenty years https://www.factworld.info/ Keith Kelly, who’s based in Bulgaria, is one of the leading lights, and here’s the latest issue of FACT Journal, number 24, in which Keith describes recent work with teachers from pre-primary schools in Cyprus https://www.factworld.info/en/Bulgaria-FACT-Journals-Issue-24 PDF below.

3. Here’s a recording of a recent Royal Society of Arts event in which Helen Thompson talks about her new book, The Story of Disorder https://youtu.be/-7FpEMR0qpc  and “explores how the ever-present question of how we produce and consume energy continues to define our world, and how the fallout from this is taking shape across the West and in its relationship with the Middle East, China, and beyond”. Helen’s talk begins with her analysis of the crisis in Ukraine and its origins in the Suez Crisis of 1956. She’s also a regular on a popular podcast here in the UK, Talking Politics https://www.talkingpoliticspodcast.com/

4. And, finally here’s an online anthology from Words without Borders of Writing from Ukraine  https://www.wordswithoutborders.org/article/voices-from-ukraine Text, video and audio aplenty!

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