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”Två fel gör inte ett rätt” – How China is taken as an argument to not act for the climate

Nina Wormbs, Professor of History of Technology at the division, has published an article relevant in the context of the recent COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in the daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter on 17 November 2021. In the following we will present a short summary of its main points in English, while you can read … Continue reading “”Två fel gör inte ett rätt” – How China is taken as an argument to not act for the climate”

Open Access to Knowledge, Fear, and Conscience: Reasons to Stop Flying Because of Climate Change

Division professor Nina Wormbs researches along with Maria Wolrath Söderberg from Södertörn University, in the project Understanding justification of climate change nonaction. The project runs 2019-2021 and is financed by The Swedish foundation for humanities and social sciences, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. This June Nina and Marie published the article Knowledge, Fear, and Conscience: Reasons to Stop … Continue reading “Open Access to Knowledge, Fear, and Conscience: Reasons to Stop Flying Because of Climate Change”

Norwegian oil and Antarctica

Authors: Alejandra Mancilla, professor in Philosopy, UiO & Peder Roberts, associate professor in Modern history, UiS & researcher, Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, KTH The most recent IPCC report paints a dark picture. Among other things, melting Antarctic ice could put many parts of the world underwater. We therefore want to pose … Continue reading “Norwegian oil and Antarctica”

Film launch: Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities – REXSAC

REXSAC – Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities – is a Nordic Centre of Excellence in Arctic research, funded by Nordforsk and led by the Division, together with Stockholm University and Stockholm Environment Institute. Representants in REXSAC from the Division are researcher and LTU Professor Dag Avango, Professor Sverker Sörlin and doctoral students Jean-Sébastien Boutet … Continue reading “Film launch: Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities – REXSAC”

Research is also done by students: New Master Thesis Investigates Politics of Climate Change Adaptation in Pakistan

Anusha Batool Sherazi has finished a master thesis with a pressing topic this fall. Under the supervision of Ethemcan Turhan, researcher of our division and new Assistant Professor of Environmental Planning at the University of Groningen, our master student has produced a valuable contribution for the study of climate change, under the challenging conditions of … Continue reading “Research is also done by students: New Master Thesis Investigates Politics of Climate Change Adaptation in Pakistan”

Vunidogoloa: What Can We Learn from Climate Change Relocation?

by Giulia Borsa, Researcher We are the victims of a planet that is warming and ice caps that are melting, pushing sea levels higher and swamping the land that we have traditionally occupied.  Commodore J.V. Bainimarama (Prime Minister of Fiji) Because of climate change, many people around the world face serious consequences, including the threat … Continue reading “Vunidogoloa: What Can We Learn from Climate Change Relocation?”

Post on Climate Change in Swedish by Division Licentiate Petter Wulff 

Lokala initiativ kommer knappast att räcka för att klara vår del av Parisavtalets mål om högst två graders uppvärmning orsakad av människan. Det n saknas en stark global makthavare. Ett stort ansvar faller därigenom på den nationella nivån. Petter Wulff, tidigare doktorand vid avdelningen, skriver en replik till Staffan Laestadius i debatten om klimatförändringar : … Continue reading “Post on Climate Change in Swedish by Division Licentiate Petter Wulff “

Environmental Themes in Popular Narratives 

Considering the current state of global and American affairs re the environment in general and climate in particular, I think we can humbly hope that this special issue has come out when it did to contribute to the debate about mediating and narrating environmental issues through popular communication (from film, music and literature to FB, news and TV). /Miyase … Continue reading “Environmental Themes in Popular Narratives “

Occupy Climate Change (OCC!)! 

instead of studying the resilient subjects, we should “identify the actors and processes that produce the need to build resilience in the first place” (ibid.) We are happy to announce that the KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory recently received a positive message from Formas. The project Occupy Climate Change!, proposed by Marco Armiero, is awarded almost 900.000 … Continue reading “Occupy Climate Change (OCC!)! “