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Wormbs, Nina, ProfessorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-3221-5818
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Wickberg, A., Lidström, S., Lagerkvist, A., Meyer, T., Wormbs, N., Gärdebo, J., . . . Höhler, S. (2024). The mediated planet: Datafication and the environmental SDGs. Environmental Science and Policy, 153, 103673-103673, Article ID 103673.
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2024 (English)In: Environmental Science and Policy, ISSN 1462-9011, E-ISSN 1873-6416, Vol. 153, p. 103673-103673, article id 103673Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Over the past half century, the global environment has become subject to an accelerated pace of mediation and datafication. This ongoing transition has become so comprehensive that the knowledge, management and governance of the Earth system is dependent on enormous flows of data from a “vast machine” of measuring tools. These processes combined have formed what we call a “mediated planet,” subject to interpretation and shared human decision-making – that should ideally be democratic, inclusive and accountable. As environmental datafication continues to accelerate, private corporations are gaining increasing influence on and power over the associated collections of data. This is a cause for concern, as the global environmental commons are a public interest of concern to all people. This article argues for the need to critically research the challenges and risks associated with the rapid datafication of the environment, specifically in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for climate change (13), the ocean (14), biodiversity (15) and inclusive and accountable institutions (16). More knowledge is needed of how the SDGs and their supporting networks influence data-generation on a mediated planet, and how issues of access to and use of environmental data, as well as data ownership and AI implementation, can best be navigated. We contend that such knowledge can help enhance the democratic potential of the SDGs to build public trust and secure broad participation in global environmental governance in ways that also support peaceful and inclusive societies, as promised by SDG 16.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier BV, 2024
Keywords
DataficationGlobal environmental commonsSDGsAIMediationEnvironmental governance
National Category
History
Research subject
History of Science, Technology and Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-342139 (URN)10.1016/j.envsci.2024.103673 (DOI)2-s2.0-85182391452 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20240115

Available from: 2024-01-15 Created: 2024-01-15 Last updated: 2024-01-24Bibliographically approved
Priebe, J. & Wormbs, N. (2023). Arctic dreams: Histories uncovering the imagined, the forgotten and the hidden Arctic. Lychnos, 47-56
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Arctic dreams: Histories uncovering the imagined, the forgotten and the hidden Arctic
2023 (English)In: Lychnos, ISSN 0076-1648, p. 47-56Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction to special issue

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Lychnos, Lund University, 2023
Keywords
Arktis, idéhistoria, drömmar
National Category
History
Research subject
History of Science, Technology and Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-344420 (URN)10.48202/25819 (DOI)
Note

QC 20240320

Available from: 2024-03-15 Created: 2024-03-15 Last updated: 2024-03-20Bibliographically approved
Wormbs, N. & Wolrath Söderberg, M. (2023). Flygskam / Flight shame: Shame and climate change with a focus on Sweden. Aarhus, Denmark: Nordics info Aarhus University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Flygskam / Flight shame: Shame and climate change with a focus on Sweden
2023 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

Although the word ‘flygskam’ or flight shame existed in Swedish previously, it was in the spring of 2018 that some Swedish journalists began writing about feelings of shame associated with flying due to its climate impact. This interest grew rapidly into a national debate spurred on by the ongoing discussion on climate change and mitigation. There were those who disliked framing flying as a moral issue. However, it seems that for those people that actually stopped flying for climate reasons, ethical considerations were crucial.

Place, publisher, year, pages
Aarhus, Denmark: Nordics info Aarhus University, 2023
Series
The New Nordic Lexicon, ISSN 2597-016X
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-334901 (URN)
Note

QC 20230830

Available from: 2023-08-29 Created: 2023-08-29 Last updated: 2023-08-30Bibliographically approved
Wormbs, N. & Wolrath Söderberg, M. (2023). Flygskam/Flightshame. In: The New Nordic Lexicon: . Aarhus: Nordics info
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Flygskam/Flightshame
2023 (English)In: The New Nordic Lexicon, Aarhus: Nordics info , 2023Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Aarhus: Nordics info, 2023
Keywords
flightshame
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
History of Science, Technology and Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-344421 (URN)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P18-0402:1
Note

QC 20240321

Available from: 2024-03-15 Created: 2024-03-15 Last updated: 2024-03-21Bibliographically approved
Wormbs, N. (2023). Hoppingivande bok ger nya sätt att tänka om klimatkrisen [Review]. Dagens Nyheter
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hoppingivande bok ger nya sätt att tänka om klimatkrisen
2023 (Swedish)In: Dagens Nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Abstract [sv]

Recenserat verk/The reviewed work:

Solnit, Rebecca & Lutunatabua, Thelma Young (red.) (2023). Not too late: changing the climate story from despair to possibility. Chicago, Illinois: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 9781642598971

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Bonnier, 2023
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
History of Science, Technology and Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-329027 (URN)
Note

QC 20231204

Available from: 2023-06-14 Created: 2023-06-14 Last updated: 2023-12-04Bibliographically approved
Wormbs, N. (2023). I still do a lot of good. Springs: The Rachel Carson Center Review (3)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>I still do a lot of good
2023 (English)In: Springs: The Rachel Carson Center Review, ISSN 2751-9317, no 3Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
History of Science, Technology and Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-328679 (URN)
Projects
Legitimeringsprocesser för att inte handla i klimatfrågan
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QC 20230614

Available from: 2023-06-10 Created: 2023-06-10 Last updated: 2023-06-14Bibliographically approved
Wormbs, N. (2023). I still do a lot of good. The Rachel Carson Center Review (4)
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2023 (English)In: The Rachel Carson Center Review, ISSN 2751-9317, no 4Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
München: , 2023
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
History of Science, Technology and Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-344419 (URN)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P18-0402:1
Note

QC 20240321

Available from: 2024-03-15 Created: 2024-03-15 Last updated: 2024-03-21Bibliographically approved
Wormbs, N. & Wolrath Söderberg, M. (2023). Thinking structures of climate delay: internal deliberations among Swedes with sustainable ambitions. Environment, Development and Sustainability
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Thinking structures of climate delay: internal deliberations among Swedes with sustainable ambitions
2023 (English)In: Environment, Development and Sustainability, ISSN 1387-585X, E-ISSN 1573-2975Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

It is important to understand how individuals in affluent societies reason around their own actions in relation to climate change. However, much of the research has focused on sceptics and those who have little interest in change. Studying those who want to contribute to a transition and why they fail is also of interest. This study is qualitative and deals with the internal reasoning of a self-selected sample of Swedes with sustainable values who argue in relation to a failed intention. Ca 400 responses were analysed. We used topos theory to identify thinking structures that guide the arguments used to deal with the cognitive dissonance that acting against knowledge and intention results in. The most common ways to argue were to imagine a climate account with possible deposits and withdrawals, or a budget which you strive to keep. Also common was to compare with something or someone that was ”worse”. Redirecting responsibility was also an argument, albeit complicating the issue of responsibility. The limits of reality were used as an excuse for action, whereas articulating the goal conflicts of a less emitting life made choices visible. Finally, the human condition of not always meeting your own standards was mentioned. These arguments only partly overlap common discourses of delay in the public sphere.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Nature, 2023
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
History of Science, Technology and Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-333322 (URN)10.1007/s10668-023-03618-x (DOI)001040259300001 ()
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P18-0402:1
Note

QC 20230804

Available from: 2023-07-31 Created: 2023-07-31 Last updated: 2023-09-21Bibliographically approved
Wormbs, N. (2023). Vems rymd och till vad?. Ikaros: Tidskrift om människan och vetenskapen, 19(2), 48-53
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vems rymd och till vad?
2023 (Swedish)In: Ikaros: Tidskrift om människan och vetenskapen, ISSN 1796-1998, Vol. 19, no 2, p. 48-53Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Åbo: , 2023
National Category
History of Technology
Research subject
History of Science, Technology and Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-331718 (URN)
Note

QC 20230804

Available from: 2023-07-14 Created: 2023-07-14 Last updated: 2023-08-04Bibliographically approved
Wormbs, N. (2023). Vintern är utrotningshotad: Den försvinner med ett stilla takdropp. Dagens Nyheter
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vintern är utrotningshotad: Den försvinner med ett stilla takdropp
2023 (Swedish)In: Dagens Nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Bonnier, 2023
Keywords
Klimatförändringar
National Category
Other Humanities
Research subject
History of Science, Technology and Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-329026 (URN)
Note

QC 20231122

Available from: 2023-06-14 Created: 2023-06-14 Last updated: 2023-11-22Bibliographically approved
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