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INTERVIEWS

INTERVIEW WITH SARAH LUNNON, SPOKESPERSON AND ACTIVIST, EXTINCTION REBELLION 

Q. What insights do you have about comparing the mobilisation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the global response to climate change?

Neither Covid nor the Climate and Ecological emergency can be considered Black Swan events. Experts have consistently warned us of the risks of both over the years - however it appears the world is ill-equipped to prevent or mitigate for either.

Having said that, many governments have taken...

INTERVIEW WITH CHARLOTTE FOX WEBER, HEAD OF PSYCHOTHERAPY, THE SCHOOL OF LIFE 

Q. What insight can a psychotherapeutic perspective bring to the question of why we have responded differently to climate change versus COVID-19? 

Covid 19 feels more personal. It's bodily, it’s visceral, and it’s killing loved ones in such a quick, obvious way. Climate change can feel further away from us even though it isn’t, and the death of our planet still feels abstract and vague for many. 

Q. What can our COVID 19 respons...

INTERVIEW WITH DR NIK SAWE, LECTURER, EMMETT INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAM IN ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCES, STANFORD UNIVERSITY 

Q. What is neuroeconomics and how can this field be applied to advance the climate cause?

Neuroeconomics is a relatively new field, combining behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience to study human decision-making.

This gives us a window into the mind, and a better understanding of how we make choices, including those that have environmental impacts. We can deconstruct how tha...

9 Sep 2019

INTERVIEW WITH HAMID MEHMOOD, SENIOR RESEARCHER: HYDRO-INFORMATICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, UNU-INWEH

Q. In your report Bibliometrics of Water Research: A Global Snapshot, you provide a statistical analysis of water research between the years 2012 and 2017. What is the significance of the time frame you chose for the analysis? What can you tell us about water research trends before 2012? 

We published this report to provide a snapshot of global water-related research and to gauge the tre...

5 Sep 2019

INTERVIEW WITH JAMIE LINTON, AUTHOR, WHAT IS WATER? : THE HISTORY OF A MODERN ABSTRACTION 

Q. In your book What is Water?: The History of Modern Abstraction, you talk about how the global water crisis has exposed fundamental issues with the way we think about water. What kind of issues have been exposed and how should we think about water? 

Oh that’s a big question that draws together so many ideas! Basically, I argued that the water crisis has far more to do with people than with water. We often asc...

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