Trasformismo or transformation?


  • The Lützerath Dilemma
    Despite Germany’s commitment to ambitious emission reduction targets, the excavation of lignite coal, the dirtiest fossil fuel, continues in Lützerath, causing controversy in society and science. Why? The case offers insights into policy change about persistent coal mining. It highlights the protracted power battle between […]
  • Shapeshifting: Injustices from Swapping Debt for Nature
    Swapping debt for nature or climate is in effect a spatiotemporal transformation of debt (“shapeshifting”) by way of which powerful elites monetize the environment and socialize the consequences from its appropriation or its destruction. They extract the gains and shift the burden of state duties […]
  • Sacred Glaciers
    In a world where mountain glaciers are set to disappear, our focus on the physical aspects of climate change often blinds us to its cultural and societal causes and impacts. These ice giants are more than just a barometer of global warming—they are sacred symbols […]
  • Negative Emission Technologies (Part I)
    Some negative emission technologies can potentially remove substantial quantities of air carbon in the long term. Their impact on climate change mitigation is yet uncertain. Requirements in land use, resources, and storage infrastructure pose a challenge. These and their risks to the environment and society […]