Welcome to the launch of a new book, co-edited by Mistra researchers Annika Nilsson and Nina Wormbs together with Miyase Christensen, that looks at the disappearing Arctic sea ice from an interdisciplinary perspective: Media and the Politics of Arctic Climate Change: When the Ice Breaks.
The Arctic sea ice reached record lows in 2007, and again in 2012. In the international news media, these moments were reflected via striking images of polar bears and crumbling ice chunks but also by maps of new shipping routes across the North Pole. Through these stories, a sharper narrative of climate change has entered the public discourse: a new global reality where the future is no longer a given. Going beyond scientific accounts of the impacts of climate change in the Arctic, Media and the Politics of Arctic Climate Change explores how historical and contemporary mediations, scientific narratives and satellite technology simultaneously capture and reconstruct this new reality of the Anthropocene, where human activities shape the planet.
The book launch and seminar will feature some of the contributing authors and invite discussion about the linkages between science, media, environmental change and geopolitics, and about what is local and what is global in today’s connected mediatized world.
Program and details about the seminar will be announced during week two.
Date: Tuesday 21 January 2014 12:00 – 14:00
Place: Stockholm Environment Institute, Linnégatan 87D, Stockholm.