climate change

"Natural Hazards and Risks in Alpine Environments - From Science to Early Warning Systems"

This presentation by Manfred Stähli and Marcel Hürlimann for the 2016 CCES Competence Center Environment and Sustainability conference entitled “Natural Hazards and Risks in Alpine Environments - From Science to Early Warning Systems” highlights the challenges and goals of weather forecasting related to climate-related disasters and emergency responses.

Understanding the Baltic Ecosystem - BASYS - Baltic Sea System Studies

This film presents the interdisciplinary and international project BASYS (Baltic Sea System Studies), financed by the European Union in the years 1996 to 1999, which investigated many aspects and influences of mankind activities on the ecosystem Baltic Sea as well as the natural influences such as climate and weather. A large database accessible to all scientists was collected during the project and should help in the future to distinguish between the natural and human effects upon the ecosystem of the Baltic Sea.

Minimal Ethics for the Anthropocene

In Minimal Ethics for the Anthropocene, Joanna Zylinska outlies an ethical framework that could help humans assume responsibility for various occurrences in the universe across different scales. Her goal is not so much to tell us how to live but rather to allow us to rethink “life” and what we can do with it, in whatever time we have left. The book embraces a speculative mode of thinking that is more akin to the artist’s method; it also includes a photographic project by the author.

The Neganthropocene

The Neganthropocene is a collection of essays and lectures focusing on the Anthropocene and the vast semantic horizon it encompasses, from philosophy to politics and the arts, through a renewed thought of the concepts of entropy and negentropy.