Every so often we get threads that ask how various aspects of education are going to pan out in the future, but they don't take into account the climate catastrophe. I don't hijack those threads and talk about them from an environmentalist perspective and if anyone is a climate change denier please don't hijack this thread, it's a serious attempt at instigating a discussion that needs to be happening. I'm going to pose a few questions so let's start with a few assumptions. There will be a governmental reponse to climate change The reponse will reduce consumption of fossil fuels by 50% by 2030 Personally I believe these targets aren't adequate but they are shocking enough so let's go with them. If these assumptions happen, in no particular order; How will pupils get to school unless they live within walking/cycling or public transport distances? How will staff get to school unless they live within walking/cycling or public transport distances? Can schools afford to be open in winter months? Will resources such as paper and pens be available? Can awarding bodies produce exam papers? Can exam papers be scanned and marked online? Can we expect electricity prices to rocket and computers to be switched off? The curriculum is not fit for purpose so what should the curriculum be? Personally I believe the problems climate breakdown poses to education are so huge that TES ought to have a whole forum so that the issues can be discussed fully. The list above is only a sample of the issues we face so let's start discussing it now.