Tag: climate change

“Fridays for Future” and the Fight for Climate Justice

By Daniel Dumas and Maryam Tatari *Featured image: The rain did not keep people from assembling for the Fridays for Future march in Munich. Photo: Geoffrey Craig. On 15 March this year, 1.5 million people—young students in particular—took to the streets around the world…

Empirical Ecocriticism

Workshop Report (14–15 December 2018, Rachel Carson Center, Munich, Germany) By Alexa Weik von Mossner and Matthew Schneider-Mayerson On 14 and 15 December 2018, the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society hosted the workshop Empirical Ecocriticism. Empirical ecocriticism is an emerging subfield of ecocriticism…

Popularizing Climate Change and the Challenge of Multiple Narratives

By Roberta Biasillo This blog piece is inspired by Harald Lesch’s talk “Science, Society, Signs” at the RCC Lunchtime Colloquium. It focuses on the potential and limits of graphic representations of climate change-related phenomena, interpretations, and understandings. (*Featured image: Peel, M. C., Finlayson, B….

#ClimateJustice

Climate activists left their mark early yesterday morning on Marienplatz in protest against the clearing of the Hambach Forest, and the forced evictions that began last week. Police soon arrived and began to issue citations. Since 2012, activists have occupied the forest, where German…

The Radical Hope Syllabus 2018

This post was originally published by Radical Hope: Inspiring Sustainability Transformations Through our Past | A Group-Sourced Syllabus. It is reposted here with permission. The project is the outcome of a workshop organized by the Rachel Carson Center and the University of Texas, Austin, in…

Making Tracks: Charlie Trautmann

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. “Home at Last” By Charlie Trautmann Have you ever received a paperback for…

Mumbai Deluge 2017: Nowadays Rain Gods Have a New Tool—Plastic Bags!

by Ayushi Dhawan We often do not think twice before buying a plastic bag at a supermarket or a shopping mall. It’s bought because it’s needed and discarded after being used for a short while. How harmful can these everyday practices be to our…

Un trago amargo—A Bitter Drink: Beer, Water, and Globalization

The Taproom is a monthly series that explores the rich history of all things beer. It is curated by Pavla Šimková. By Susan Gauss *(Featured image courtesy of Banco de imágenes de Mexicali Resiste) A truck drives down the street in Zaragoza, Coahuila, its loudspeaker…

Communicating the Climate: How to Communicate Scholarly Findings on Climate and Weather in a Controversial Time

Workshop Report (Rachel Carson Center, Munich, Germany, 18 August 2017) by Katrin Kleemann On 18 August 2017, the RCC hosted a workshop on the challenges and goals of communicating climate research. The workshop was organized by two RCC doctoral candidates, Jeroen Oomen and Katrin…

Uses of Environmental History: Don Worster

This is the fourth in a series of posts exploring the uses of environmental history. The series has been adapted from contributions to a roundtable forum published in the first issue of the new Journal for Ecological History, edited by Renmin University’s Center for Ecological History. By Donald Worster If…