Tag: climate change

Mosquitopia Part 1: Killing Mosquitoes? The Pros and Cons

By Marcus Hall and Dan Tamir
Global warming is ushering us into a new mosquito epoch.  Ready or not, mosquitoes are coming faster than before; both indigenous and non, disease-carrying and not, human-biting and not. What are we to do with these buzzing creatures, and what has already been done with them?

Insect Profile: Asian Tiger Mosquito

Aedes albopictus There are several ways to identify Asian Tiger mosquitos: black and white flecked bodies with a stripe down the back, the unusual habit of feeding during daylight hours, and until relatively recently, a tropical and subtropical distribution within Southeast Asia. Over past… Continue Reading “Insect Profile: Asian Tiger Mosquito”

Beyond Denial and Anger: How Journalists and Scientists can Collaborate for Better Communication

By: Rosalind Margaret Donald In the early months of 1999, the UK press traded headlines for and against the use of genetically modified crops. A circulation war had escalated to ecstatic heights, peaking in February with the Daily Express’s headline “MUTANT CROPS COULD KILL YOU.”… Continue Reading “Beyond Denial and Anger: How Journalists and Scientists can Collaborate for Better Communication”

Green Talks: Barbro Soller and the Emergence of Modern Environmentalism in 1960s Sweden

*Featured image: The modern villa family, on the front page of the Dagens Nyheter newspaper, 4 November 1968. ©Dagens Nyheters digital archive, used with kind permission. By David Larsson Heidenblad The historiography of modern environmentalism revolves around scientists, intellectuals, activists, and politicians. Hence, we know much… Continue Reading “Green Talks: Barbro Soller and the Emergence of Modern Environmentalism in 1960s Sweden”

Green Talks: Looking Behind the Scenes of Environmental Journalism

In this new series edited by Maximilian Feichtner, Jonas Stuck, and Ayushi Dhawan of the DFG Emmy-Noether Research Group Hazardous Travels. Ghost Acres and the Global Waste Economy, the authors take a look into the role of environmental journalism in communicating science and spurring… Continue Reading “Green Talks: Looking Behind the Scenes of Environmental Journalism”

“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… Continue Reading ““Fridays for Future” and the Fight for Climate Justice”

Writing for Change: Can Storytelling Save the Planet?

by Theresa Leisgang (@besal) Greta has not spent a single Friday in school since the beginning of the year. Little was the Swedish girl to know that one day over a million children in 1,700 places around the world were going to join her,… Continue Reading “Writing for Change: Can Storytelling Save the Planet?”

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… Continue Reading “Empirical 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.… Continue Reading “Popularizing Climate Change and the Challenge of Multiple Narratives”

#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… Continue Reading “#ClimateJustice”