NTRANS has the pleasure of welcoming you to a new season of our bi-weekly lunch box webinars. This spring semester the webinars will take place on Wednesdays at 12-13.00.
“The biospheric emergency calls for action for a better world”:
Our current economic and political structures have an increasingly devastating impact on the Earth’s climate and ecosystems: we are facing a biospheric emergency, with catastrophic consequences for both humans and the natural world on which we depend. Scientists have had a crucial role in documenting the impacts of this emergency, but they have failed to drive governments to take action in order to prevent the situation from getting worse. We, as members of the movement Scientist Rebellion, call on scientists to re-embrace advocacy and activism, once hallmarks of academia, in order to highlight the urgency and necessity of systemic change across our societies. In our talk, we discuss these topics and bring examples of advocacy and activism by scientists from around the world, including Norway.
Presenters: Anna Norberg, from NTNU Department of Biology, and Linda Haaland, from NTNU Department of Department of Geoscience and Petroleum
Tomas Moe Skjølsvold, Vice Director NTRANS