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Shifting Baselines – Acclimatization as a Coping Strategy to Climate Change?

By Sabine Höhler, Professor and Head of Division I am spending a long weekend with my parents in the Lower Rhine region, not far from the Ruhr area. It is the end of August in Germany and, like much of Europe, the country is suffering from persistent heat and drought. It’s that “summer of the … Continue reading “Shifting Baselines – Acclimatization as a Coping Strategy to Climate Change?”

Sverker Sörlin Acts as Sommarvärd on Radio Sweden on 7 July

We are happy to share the news that Professor Sverker Sörlin was nominated by Sveriges Radio P1 to be one of the hosts for the aclaimed radio show Sommar. The show has been running during the summer weeks since the sixties. Every year a number of profiles of various backgrounds (research, arts, acting, politics etc) … Continue reading “Sverker Sörlin Acts as Sommarvärd on Radio Sweden on 7 July”

New Article: A New Earth Rises

Erik Isberg, PhD-student at the division within the SPHERE-project, has published a new article with the title “A new Earth rises. How did the planet replace the nation-state to become the prime political object of the 21st century?”. You can read and even listen to the full text on the Aeon-Website. Here is a small … Continue reading “New Article: A New Earth Rises”

New Article: Media: The Case of Spain and New Spain

Adam Wickberg, researcher in our division, has published a new article together with John Durham Peters (Yale Univesity) in the esteemed journal “Critical Inquiry”, published by the University of Chicago. In “Media: The Case of Spain and New Spain” Peters and Wickberg develop the new concept of “environing media”. They are focussing on the rich … Continue reading “New Article: Media: The Case of Spain and New Spain”

KTH is preparing to receive Ukrainian researchers

KTH is strengthening the resources needed to receive fleeing Ukrainian researchers. Increased funding for the organisation Scholars at Risk (SAR) and a fundraising campaign for scholarships provide an opportunity to receive those fleeing from the war. Through its membership of SAR, KTH can offer refuge for researchers who are exposed to serious threats and violence … Continue reading “KTH is preparing to receive Ukrainian researchers”

Learning about urban water infrastructure by comparing Northern and Southern cities

Our colleague Timos Karpouzoglou, researcher at the division, will be presenting his work in the current project NATURE – Examining Nature-Society Relations Through Urban Infrastructure at the upcoming Higher Seminar on Monday 14 March from 1.15-2.45pm (Stockholm time). His work within the framework of this project is done together with Mary Lawhon, Sumit Vij, Pär … Continue reading “Learning about urban water infrastructure by comparing Northern and Southern cities”

The metaphor of ocean “health” is problematic

Susanna Lidström (researcher at KTH), Tirza Meyer (postdoc at KTH) and former division’s PhD-colleague Jesse Peterson (now postdoc at Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet) have published an exciting opinion piece about our approach towards the ocean in the context of climate change and increased pollution. The authors argue that the health metaphor would be problematic in regard to … Continue reading “The metaphor of ocean “health” is problematic”

Erik Isberg on “Jorden. Vår planets historia och framtid”

Division PhD-colleague Erik Isberg (SPHERE Project) has published an exciting review of “Jorden. Vår planets historia och framtid” (by Johan Rockström and Owen Gaffney) in Expressen Kultur on 24 January 2021. In the following we present a translated summary: Erik Isberg: Will the climate lead Jeff Bezos to vote left? Climate scientist Johan Rockström and … Continue reading “Erik Isberg on “Jorden. Vår planets historia och framtid””