Ecology, climate, existential and philosophical themes.

climate anxiety

The dangerous thing about doomsday prophecies

CLIMATE ANXIETY: In reality, the world is moving forward, although fanatical activists and desperate media would like to tell us the opposite.

The river as the life blood of the city

PHILIPPINES: A photo book shows us how the world looks to many. A garbage dump. A mockery of human dignity. A ruined ecosystem. Can the power of the photo assist us in the desire for change?


ENVIRONMENT: New Extinction Rebellion should be taken seriously.

Nature's self-regulating mechanisms

ECOSYSTEMS: How can human insight into the contexts of nature be managed for the best in the Anthropocene age?
Mission Impact -Penelope

Youth with acting power

sustainability goals: The new series Mission Impact shows engaged youth who demand action. It is released first on social media.
Milk Island gas

Sales Pitch!

COMMENT: Not a word was mentioned about the gas's geopolitical impact when Norway was in Brussels to market itself.

Shout from a wounded globe

A disturbing documentary from a disaster-prone area shows what can happen if the natural devastation is allowed to continue.

LISTEN: A recipe for peace

Fear campaigns and enemy images seem paralyzing and make us believe that doomsday is near, writes chronicler Susanne Urban. She is calling for a peace ministry.

What happened to the animal welfare, Jan Tore Sanner?

It is the animals that go above and beyond when the Minister of Knowledge presents new curricula for consultation in the spring.

Environmental scandal: Plan dumping of 30 million tonnes of mining waste in Repparfjord

While the rest of the world has discontinued dumping of mining waste in the sea, Norway is one of five ashore on the planet that continues to do so.

The climate crisis

Andreas Malm is a fierce and clear-eyed critic of the environmental destruction of capitalism. Now he is raging against a "reactionary environmental movement" and wants to save the concept of nature to save nature.

Living in the Earth Ecosystem

The notion of nature as the source of harmony is deeply rooted in the ecological movement. Do we now need new stories about our species to survive?

More than a human being

Documentary of the Month: Peter Mettler's new feature film, Becoming Animal also has a philosophical depth, where it allows Canadian eco-philosopher Davis Abram to play an important role.

The truth of the heart, the meaning of life

MODERN TIMES chose this month to publish a comment on Kiøsterud's essay (see above).

350 shades of green

Bjørn Strong's systemic criticism is hard to disagree with, but his truths are not necessarily others.

Norway has become a climate political slowdown

Our important social debater, Eivind Trædal, has written a thorough history book on Norwegian climate policy - and why it is in the wild.

Environmental protection in the sign of evolution

In the worst case, the romantic view of nature can stand in the way of adaptable environmental protection work, claims environmental studies professor Douglas Spieles in a new book.

Caught in our own snare

In this ecological martial art, two academics declare a settlement with their own generation on behalf of their grandchildren. The result is a bumpy but sincere book - which succeeds best when it calls for direct action and declares ecological state of emergency.

Entrepreneurs in the desert sun

Who would think that Morocco is a pioneer in solar energy and is investing heavily in achieving ambitious climate goals?

A long-limbed, coal-eating grasshopper

Lignite coal is the dirtiest of all power sources. MODERN TIMES paid a visit to the shrinking Jänschwalde mine in Germany recently. Visits to the mining landscape were previously strictly forbidden to the public.

Our narrative memory loss

Martin Lee Mueller has written an extraordinary book with the salmon's life and history as the focal point. It must be among the most important books published for a very, very long time.

Right's green dream

In line with climate change and rising environmental crises, the need for change is recognized. The question is what this implies.

Paradoxical book about birds

We are many who love the birds and know a closeness to these beautiful, flying creatures. Jim Robbins is one of them, and with the love of the birds as a backdrop, he has written the book The Wonderful World of Birds.

The philosophy of life and nature

How should we understand nature's relationship to our man-made culture?

Human - too human

A book about the weird and weird insect world, and about everything one can experience there. Join the underground to the shit beet, and up into the air with the eye sticker.