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Unlocking the Climate Finance Puzzle: A Wealth Tax Revolution

In a recent study, researchers Chancel, Bothe, and Voituriez dive into the heart of the triple climate inequality crisis, revealing an urgent need for a revolutionary solution. Published in Nature Climate Change, their work sheds light on the intricate dance between rising urban inequality, deepening political divisions, and the looming spectre of pollution and global …

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 The Silent Threat: Air Pollution & Your Mental Health

In a groundbreaking study conducted in Rome, a team of researchers uncovered a concerning link between long-term exposure to air pollution and mental disorders. The study, co-authored by Federica Nobile, Anna Forastiere, Paola Michelozzi, Francesco Forastiere, and Massimo Stafoggia, delves into the impact of air pollution on the mental well-being of adults over eight years. …

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The Power of Breathing Together: Durban Shack Dwellers Turn Air into Collective Action

In a world where air pollution and environmental concerns are gaining increasing attention, a recent study sheds light on a remarkable phenomenon in South Africa that speaks volumes about human resilience and community solidarity. Titled “Coughing Out the City: Habitable Air in Petrochemical South Africa” by Kerry Ryan Chance, this study explores how residents of …

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Gramsci at Sea: Navigating the Oceanic Mind of a Revolutionary

In a world grappling with unprecedented environmental challenges and the complexities of global capitalism, a new book, “Gramsci at Sea” by Sharad Chari (Senior Researcher – Habitable Air), offers a thought-provoking exploration of the renowned philosopher Antonio Gramsci’s ideas in the context of our oceanic present. While Gramsci is not typically associated with the sea, …

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Monitoring and Measuring Emissions: The Habitable Air Project

The Habitable Air project introduces a new pilot study to identify, monitor, and measure community-level emissions. The pilot study, led by Dr. Kerry Chance, will employ air quality sensors placed in key household and institutional sites.   The article was first published by the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen: 04.08.2023       …

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Unveiling Insights into Holistic Energy Systems: A Profile Feature of Katja Mueller

In the expansive realm of energy production systems, where the interplay of technology, society, and the environment forms a complex web of influences, Katja Mueller emerges as a prominent researcher unravelling the intricate tapestry. one researcher stands out. Affiliated with the Habitable Air project, Mueller’s journey into this multifaceted domain has been inspired by a …

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Exploring the Unseen: Courtney Desiree Morris Reveals the Power of Memory and Black Place-Making in “Seeing Stories Beneath the Surface”

 In a captivating journal article titled “Seeing Stories Beneath the Surface,” published by NACLA Report on the Americas, visual/conceptual artist and Assistant Professor Courtney Desiree Morris leads readers on a profound exploration of a small Louisiana town. This town, deeply affected by the petrochemical industry, unveils landscapes and memories that provoke deep reflection. Morris, a …

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The sunset in Santa Ana de Chiquitos, Santa Cruz, Bolivia. (CC BY 2.0)

Unveiling the Intersection of Climate, Race, and Religion: New Research Explores Bolivia’s Environmental Politics

Anthropologist Mareike Winchell’s Article Sheds Light on Climates of Anti-Blackness and Indigenous Resilience Habitable Air is pleased to present a groundbreaking research article titled “Climates of Anti-Blackness: Religion, Race, and Environmental Politics in Bolivia” by Mareike Winchell, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics, and project affiliate on Habitable Air. The article …

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Challenging the Hegemony of Lignite Mining in Germany’s Rhineland Region

Felix Lussem, a Ph.D researcher on the Habitable Air project recently wrote an article for the Focaal blog that sheds light on the history and current situation of lignite mining in the Rhineland region of Germany. The article notes that coal mining, historically associated with the development of the welfare state and workers’ rights, has …

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IPCC Report Urges Urgent Climate Action to Secure Sustainable Future

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has emphasised the urgent need for immediate and significant action to mitigate climate change and adapt to its impacts. The report highlights that human activities are causing global warming, as evidenced by the fact that global surface temperatures have increased by 1.1°C above pre-industrial …

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