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Focus on climate change

Anna Rutgersson, Professor of Meteorology, conducts extensive research on the role of the seas in the climate system.

Today we know that all the carbon dioxide we humans produce results in global warming. Research on climate change is about measuring what actually happens in nature, but also about psychology, education and how we can change our current course.

Keeping an eye on climate change
As much as 90 per cent of the carbon dioxide we emit ends up in the seas, so it is important to keep track of the interaction between the seas and the atmosphere. Anna Rutgersson, Professor of Meteorology, conducts extensive research on the role of the seas in the climate system.

Global democracy – a realistic dream
If we are in favour of national democracy, we should also support the idea of global democracy. Today’s challenges require better institutions on the global level that can help us work together for peace and effective action on climate issues. Folke Tersman, Professor of Practical Philosophy, wants to help make this happen.

The psychology behind the denial
New psychological research from Uppsala University shows that people who deny climate change also often see hierarchies as unavoidable and natural.

Student-led education on big issues
How do we solve the climate crisis? How do we get a more equitable distribution of the world’s resources? These are the sorts of questions discussed in the courses offered at CEMUS, the Centre for Environment and Development Studies. At CEMUS, students choose their teachers from among different academic fields, according to a unique model that has worked for more than 20 years.

Education for sustainability teaching
How do we provide education in sustainable development both to individuals and to public authorities, businesses and organisations? This is a question being asked at Swedesd, the Swedish International Centre of Education for Sustainable Development at Uppsala University.

Water, peace and conflicts
Water, climate change, migration, integration—these are all part of the work done by Ashok Swain as a professor of Peace and Conflict Research.

2016-10-27