Category: Worldview

Losing Home: The Yi People and Environment in the Liangshan Region

by Zhen Wang Liangshan (凉山) is a mountainous region of 60,423 square km2 that occupies much of the southern part of Sichuan province, on the border with Yunnan province. It has the largest population of ethnic Yi nationally, totaling nearly 50% of the 4.5… Continue Reading “Losing Home: The Yi People and Environment in the Liangshan Region”

Worldview: One Piece at a Time

Guest post by Judith Selby and Richard Lang Judith Selby and Richard Lang are artists who collaborate in an ongoing project to collect plastic along Kehoe Beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore. They also recount their adventures in Plastic Forever, the blog they jointly manage.… Continue Reading “Worldview: One Piece at a Time”

Worldview: Regressive Research Policy in Argentina

By Samantha Rothbart The National Scientific and Technical Research Council is in trouble. This was in the email sent to the RCC blog team by Carson alumna María Valeria Berros on 21st December 2016. She was standing alongside her fellow colleagues and scientists in… Continue Reading “Worldview: Regressive Research Policy in Argentina”

Worldview: Taking the Venice Architecture Biennale as an Example

by Jeroen Oomen This post was first published on 21 November 2016 on the ENHANCE ITN website. “What is the environmental humanities?” is a question that typically pops up whenever I care to explain that ENHANCE, the doctoral training network I am part of,… Continue Reading “Worldview: Taking the Venice Architecture Biennale as an Example”

Worldview: Doce River Disaster

“The Bitterness of the Doce River—One Year Later” By Lise Sedrez It was way worse than I thought. Over the last three days, with a group of colleagues, I looked at the Rio Doce and asked myself how we could have done this to… Continue Reading “Worldview: Doce River Disaster”

Worldview: Watch Your Step!

“Moss Conservation in Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland” By Katrin Kleemann All photographs were taken by Katrin Kleemann and used here with her express permission. Lakagígar is a fissure volcano in Iceland’s remote highlands that erupted in 1783–84 and left behind a landscape full of… Continue Reading “Worldview: Watch Your Step!”

Worldview: Berta Cáceres

“Let Us Wake Up, Humankind! Justice for Berta Cáceres and for All Environmental Activists Killed around the World” By María Valeria Berros In our worldview, we are beings who come from the Earth, from the water, and from corn. The Lenca people are ancestral guardians… Continue Reading “Worldview: Berta Cáceres”

Worldview: Anthropocene: A Non-Concept?

by Amélia Polónia A concept should serve to create a common understanding between scholars, a common language to facilitate communication among disciplines. Does this apply to the term “Anthropocene”? The “Anthropocene” is without doubt a widely used term, not only among academics—from geologists, Earth… Continue Reading “Worldview: Anthropocene: A Non-Concept?”

Worldview: Legal Implications of Environmental Risks

In this special feature, Professor Harald Koch discusses the legal implications of environmental disasters.

Worldview: Earthquakes in Munich?

By Katrin Kleemann If you followed the news over the weekend, you will have seen that several serious earthquakes occurred over the past few days. The Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan was hit by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Saturday… Continue Reading “Worldview: Earthquakes in Munich?”