Climate Change Leadership – MOOC


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Smoke from forest fire, Uppsala, August 6, 2014 © Daniel Mossberg

Climate change leadership in your own context

This week, we learned about climate change impacts and vulnerabilities, outcomes of the Paris Agreement and the 2°C target, and historical perspectives on narratives, humanity and nature. Now let’s dive into our first discussion.

This step is divided into three parts:

  1. Three minutes “Elegy for the Arctic” break.
  2. Sea level rise.
  3. Temperature rise.

 

1. “Elegy for the Arctic”

Before getting into the actual discussion let’s pause for a moment and take in the challenges facing us in other-than-text/numbers way. Watch Ludovico Einaudi – “Elegy for the Arctic” for three minutes and relax body and mind.

 

2. Sea level rise

At the web page Surging Seas MAPPING CHOICES you can see what different emissions scenarios looks like in sea level rise for different cities world wide. Read background article here: ‘Mapping Choices’ Launched to Visualize Carbon Choices.

How will the place where you live and places you care about be affected by sea level rise? How will other people, animals and ecosystems be affected? Add your thoughts and feelings to the discussion below, and if you want to post photos and videos at Twitter hashtag #FLccleadership or Facebook.

 

3. Temperature rise

And at Explore Climate Anomalies, Variability, and Uncertainty in Space and Time with the Climate Inspector you can see how different emission scenarios affect temperature rise. Read background article here: Visualizing the Climate’s Future.

How will the place where you live and places you care about be affected by temperature rises? How will other people, animals and ecosystems be affected? Add your thoughts and feelings to the discussion below, and if you want to post photos and videos at Twitter hashtag #FLccleadership or Facebook.

If you want to dig deeper into the issues we’ve covered during week 1, we have a list of optional further reading in the next step. Also we encourage you to look deeper into referenced literature in the various steps throughout the week, if you are interested.

Next week, we will explore how we can bend the curves and move towards a sustainable and attractive future, and learn about concepts such as climate justice, carbon budgets and social transformations.

 

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