Webpages tagged with «Extreme weather»
Ever-increasing rapid changes are creating powerlessness and resentment as well as new opportunities all over the world. Through the Overheating project, Thomas Hylland Eriksen and several of his colleagues have investigated how globalisation is changing our homes, workplaces and future plans.
- We can reduce our vulnerability to extreme weather, says Karen O'Brien. She contributed crucial knowledge to the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Social scientists at the University of Oslo are hard at work every day to understand how the world works. Their knowledge lays the foundation for new government policy, greater efficiencies for society, improved public services and a more environmentally sustainable future. This page provides just a few examples of how social science is being applied for the common good. Images in header from Colourbox og Unsplash.