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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”

Environing technologies: a theory of making environment – open access

Division professors Sverker Sörlin and Nina Wormb’s article “Environing technologies: a theory of making environment” from the 2018 December issue of History & Technology, is available open access. Read the abstract  and find the link for the full article below Abstract The central proposal of this article is that environing technologies shape and structure the way in … Continue reading “Environing technologies: a theory of making environment – open access”

Fossil Capital: the Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming

Under the theme of remembering the text (being a division of history after all) we will start a series of re-published texts from the enormous archive of different publications at the Divison. First out is Irma Allen’s review on Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming’ by Andreas Malm … Continue reading “Fossil Capital: the Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming”

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?”

Trains vs Planes: Capturing the Value of Slow Motion

Blog post and pictures by David Nilsson Travelling by train should not be understood as an inferior alternative to the plane. Trains should not even try to compete with planes. Trains can offer something different, something unique, something which is sorely needed among professionals: time for yourself. This is the value of slow motion. Am … Continue reading “Trains vs Planes: Capturing the Value of Slow Motion”

Professor Sverker Sörlin – a Member of the Swedish Climate Policy Council 

The Swedish Climate Policy Council will start its activities in January 2018. The task of the council is to evaluate how the policy of the Swedish government is compatible with the Swedish climate goals. The secretariat will be placed at the research council Formas. (quote from Formas.se)   We are very proud to announce that … Continue reading “Professor Sverker Sörlin – a Member of the Swedish Climate Policy Council “