Tag: Climate

Gaza’s Happy Hour? When Late Ottoman Palestine Met the Victorian Drinking Culture

The Taproom is a monthly series that explores the rich history of all things beer. It is curated by Pavla Šimková. By Dotan Halevy If we could travel back in time to the town of Gaza in March 1886, we would probably be joining a…

LUNCHTIME COLLOQUIA, WINTER SEMESTER 2017/2018

Climate politics, posthumanism, planetary health, ecofeminism, and much more during the 2017/2018 Winter Semester at the Rachel Carson Center. Would you like to keep updated on our latest Lunchtime Colloquia? Then follow us by subscribing to our Rachel Carson Center Youtube Channel for new (and old)…

Snapshot: Latour de Force

By Samantha Rothbart What does it mean to be human in the Anthropocene? Put simply, we are disoriented: disoriented in space—aware that despite a united vision for the planet, no single space exists to accommodate all of our wishes; disoriented in time—living in an…

Snapshot: Beach Litter in a Sustainable Exhibition

By Katrin Kleemann A few weeks ago, “Snapshot: Zero Waste?” featured an exhibition exploring global waste production. Today’s feature looks at what happens to that waste. As part of its Planet Oceans Initiative, the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich hosts one of London’s first sustainable galleries: the…

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…

Bookshelf: Jens Kersten on Inwastement—Abfall in Umwelt und Gesellschaft

The Inwastement volume arose from the research cluster “Waste and Society” of the RCC together with LMU’s Center for Advanced Studies. Published in German by Transcript, the issue includes contributions from: Soraya Heuss-Aßbichler, Claudia R. Binder, Eveline Dürr, Gisela Grupe, Rüdiger Haum, Michael Jedelhauser, Jens Kersten, Roman…

COP21: How We Make the Weather

by Dominic Kotas, Copywriter at ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability and alumnus RCC editor. So, after all the planning, speculation, and nervous anticipation, COP21 happened—and was generally seen as a qualified success. I was lucky enough to be in the “Climate Generations” areas (just next door…

Greening of LMU: How Sustainable Do We Want to Be?

By Robert Emmett Date and Location: 9 July 2015, LMU, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, Munich. Technological fixes are not going to solve the capitalism-climate collision in any transcendental, universal sense. We’re not greening ourselves out of the social-environmental challenges ahead with clever gadgets. Instead, as the…

Making Tracks: Mike Hulme

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. Weather and Culture as a Teenage Boy in Scotland: The Early Days…

Photo of the Week: Francis Ludlow

These images show a piece of ancient Irish oak wood, in which the ring-widths can be counted and measured for size. Bigger size equals better growing conditions, and this piece of wood happens to span one of the most famous episodes of extreme climate…

Climates of Migration: An Interview with Uwe Lübken

In a kind of commentary on the Kyoto Protocol, researchers at the Rachel Carson Center are studying historical examples that illustrate the scale of population displacement that climate change can bring about. In this interview the head of the project, Uwe Lübken, discusses questions…