Climate Change Leadership – Power, Politics and Culture
As we are reading Storms of my Grandchildren it is also relevant to check out the updates to the climate science on James Hansen's website and blog, where you can also find loads of other presentations, videos, and information that he has contributed to. Excellent source of information!
...to Climate Change Leadership - Power, Politics and Culture course, Spring 2015!
The roll-call for the course will take place on
Monday, January 19th at 13.15 in room 21:136 at Blåsenhus, von Kraemers Allé 1.
You must attend the registration if you want to take the course.
Don't hesitate to contact us at ccl[at]csduppsala.uu.se if you have any questions.
Looking forward to meeting you all!
Sanna and Friedi
PS. If you are interested in negotiations you might consider signing up for the Uppsala Model United Nations from Feb 26th - Mar 1st. This year's theme is "Crossing Borders".
Course Coordinator Positions Announced – Amanuensanställningar utlysta
Kreativa och utvecklande anställningar som kursamanuenser på CEMUS utlyses. Anställningarna är tidsbegränsade och på deltid. Du arbetar tillsammans med en kollega med en universitetskurs – planering, genomförande och uppföljning – som ett projekt. Sista ansökningsdag tisdag 9 september 2014. Välkommen med din ansökan!
Apply no later than Tuesday September 9 midnight 2014. Read more and instructions of how to apply here: http://www.csduppsala.uu.se/2014/work-at-cemus-course-coordinator-positions-announced-amanuensanstallningar-utlysta-2/
Please find photos from the semester, including our final group shot yesterday, in the dropbox folder. I won't leave them up forever, so download them if you want to keep them!
Beautifully done! Pictures will be found in dropbox shortly. We will miss you all!
Thanks for a wonderful semester. /CCs
Please fill in the course evaluation as it is an important way to improve the course!
Sector II - Mindsets and Justice (if you didn't do it earlier this semester)
Sector III-V - The rest of the course
As announced, today's leadership lunch will be from 13:15-14:00. 14:15-16:00 will we take part in a living leadership workshop with Anthony McCann in Norrlandssalarna, Geocentrum. Read more about Anthony and the workshop here: http://www.csduppsala.uu.se/2014/may-5-living-leadership-workshop-with-anthony-mccann/
What does it mean to write about climate change? Special issue of Diacritics on writing and thinking on climate change from the perspective of literary criticism.
We might go to an extreme and suggest that whether or not we explicitly take up climate change in our writing (critical, creative, institutional-bureaucratic, or otherwise), climate change takes us up. Writing in the time of climate change—even critical writing engaged with texts from before the widespread extraction of fossil fuels—is necessarily untimely, out of joint with familiar modes of thinking and being, no matter how heterogeneous these may be. As universal subjects under the globalized umbrella of heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions, we have come to the threshold of a radical geo-epistemological break, but one that we may have to suppress in order to go on writing. As Ian Baucom has written in an essay as subtle as it is devastating, we are forced to search for a new method that might—remotely—respect the chaotic multidimensionality of being-as-geology, of a radically changed earth. Pinkus, Karen, 2013, Diacritics, Volume 41, Number 3, 2013. p.3-4.
Accessible from within the University network, highly recommended! You can find it here: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/diacritics/toc/dia.41.3.html
RealClimate.org has got a nice write-up on the recently published report from IPCC on the mitigation of climate change. There are some interesting numbers and projections to have a look at:
For the first time, a detailed analysis was performed of how the 2-degree limit can be kept, based on over 1200 future projections (scenarios) by a variety of different energy-economy computer models. The analysis is not just about the 2-degree guardrail in the strict sense but evaluates the entire space between 1.5 degrees Celsius, a limit demanded by small island states, and a 4-degree world. The scenarios show a variety of pathways, characterized by different costs, risks and co-benefits. The result is a table with about 60 entries that translates the requirements for limiting global warming to below 2-degrees into concrete numbers for cumulative emissions and emission reductions required by 2050 and 2100. This is accompanied by a detailed table showing the costs for these future pathways.
You can find the article at: http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2014/04/mitigation-of-climate-change-part-3-of-the-new-ipcc-report/