Violent Climate Imaginaries: Science – Fiction – Politics
Prof. Dr. Ursula Schröder, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Scheffran, Prof. Dr. Christine Hentschel, Dr. Delf Rothe and Dr. Johannes Stripple, Prof. Dr. Emily Boyd, Dr. Tobias Linné
Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences / Department of Social Sciences
Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences / Department of Earth Sciences / Geography/CEN
Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences / Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH)
Co-applicant university: Lund University
How do we make sense of dangerous climate change? There are many techniques through which climate futures can be envisioned. These range from scientific climate models, to scenario planning exercises, to film, literature or art installations. Such practices often identify future climate change as a violent process: as a series of deadly disasters, as a flood of climate refugees, or as a climate engineering experiment gone awry. The interdisciplinary project VICTIM studies how such “violent climate imaginaries” are produced and circulated in science as well as popular culture. It asks how stories of dangerous climate change travel between these domains and how they influence policy-makers and practitioners.