Climate Change Leadership – Power, Politics and Culture

Article worth reading by Naomi Klein in the Guardian

A couple of hours ago, the Guardian published an article by Naomi Klein on our climate predicament. The article is definitely worth reading, discussing climate change in relation to the current political-economy.

So much of our economy relies on the assumption that there is always an "away" into which we can throw our waste. There's the away where our garbage goes when it is taken from the curb, and the away where our waste goes when it is flushed down the drain. There's the away where the minerals and metals that make up our goods are extracted, and the away where those raw materials are turned into finished products. But the lesson of the BP spill, in the words of ecological theorist Timothy Morton, is that ours is "a world in which there is no 'away.'"

You can find it at http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/23/climate-change-fight-of-our-lives-naomi-klein

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CCL Photos

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Here are photos from your hard work during the semester! https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3sbg9zv5cfed5ag/YRKVjSvuWy

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Suggested case studies and groups

These are the cases suggested last Wednesday. Cases with 5 under them are full. If you haven't decided on which group/topic you want to work with, please give it a thought for tomorrow.

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What’s up and about, and some news about today

Hi! Unfortunately we will not be discussing collaborative consumption today. We will instead continue our re-imagination of climate change by asking the question of how climate change is represented in arts and popular culture by looking on a couple of examples from recent years.


A short summary of happenings the following weeks:

Thursday, April 24th at 17.15-20.30, we are happy to welcome Polly Higgins for an open lecture on Ecocide. The lecture will be held in Ihresalen Engelska Parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 Uppsala.

Folks kitchen Uppsala will have an event April, 27, see the Facebook page for more information.

Saturday, May, 3rd, the cows will be let out on pasture on Sju gårdar, you can find additional information at: http://www.sjugardar.se/koslapp2014

Oh, and don't forget to celebrate Valborg!

Best,
S and R

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Deborah Rogers Lecture

Hey everybody,
Here is the link to the organization that Deborah, our lecturer for the 15th, is the founder and president of, called the https://www.initiativeforequality.org/
Check it out!

Hope many can make it on Friday April 4 from 13.00-15.00 to meet and talk to Larry Lohman in the CEMUS library!! Should be great!

Cheers, S and R

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How much CO2 is contained in the world’s stock of bottled fizzy drinks? How much soda would be needed to bring atmospheric CO2 back to preindustrial levels?

Question in the title, answer at: https://what-if.xkcd.com/88

Cheers! 😀

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Climate, Mind and Behaviour News

Hej folks!

At the beginning of our next sector we will have a look at behaviour change among other exciting topics! You may find this an interesting source: http://www.garrisoninstitute.org/climate-and-behavior/news

Don't forget also to have a look at the Common Cause Report which you can find at: http://valuesandframes.org/initiative/nature/

Cheers, Rickard and Sanna

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LL Pictures!

Dear All,

Here are some pictures from the epic first (ever!) leadership lab session.

Have a stellar weekend. /S

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Section II, Mindsets and Justice, course evaluation

course evaluations

Hi all! It would be great if you could fill in the course evaluation of section II, Mindsets and Justice. You can find it at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1564778/Section-II-Mindsets-and-Justice.

Have a nice weekend!

Best,
Sanna and Rickard

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Bunch of stuff relating to our recent lectures, seminars and workshops

Hi ya'all!

So we've got a bunch of links to content that has been discussed or referred to during our last couple of meetings. First off, a new Norwegian hosted portal on societal transformation in relation to climate change with a lot of useful content to check out, C-Change. Second off, Kevin Andersons webpage can be found at Kevinanderson.info. Third off, SEI got an equity calculator up and running, where you play around with different pathways on carbon emissions from an equity perspective at gdrights.org/calculator/. And finally some guidance on how to approach the written assignment on "Why we disagree about climate change".

Hulme writes about the plurality of climate change, the different meanings that are put into the concept of climate change. In one setting climate change is “the greatest market failure the world has seen” in another it is first and foremost an issue of grave injustice, of colonialism. These different meanings and interpretations leads to a range of equally different solutions to the problem. How do we proceed in a setting where we both acknowledge these differences in definitions and discourses but try to find common ground? Again, what kind of leadership is to be used on such a diffuse and “wicked” problem such as climate change? What are the pre-requisites of governance on global level if we acknowledge that the “we” that are supposed to do something about come from radically different cultural contexts? Is it even possible?
One important thing to remember is that this question does not have one right answer, different paths forward can be discussed and you don’t have to agree with Hulme!

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