Virtual ProgramTuesday, October 19

22-08 Climate Change Temporalities

Tuesday, October 19, 11:15 am–12:45 pm

  session will be recorded and available for later viewing online

Chair: Kyrre Kverndokk (University of Bergen, Norway) and Diane E. Goldstein (Indiana University)

11:15 am
Advocating Equilibrium: On Climate Change at Public Aquariums
Lars Kaijser (Stockholm University)

11:35 am
The Great Reskilling: Understandings of Generation, Tradition, and Nostalgia in Everyday-Life Climate Activism
Lone Ree Milkaer (University of Bergen)

11:55 am
“Where Is Global Warming When You Need It?” The Role of Immediacy in Vernacular Constructions of Climate Change
Diane E. Goldstein (Indiana University)

12:15 pm
The Extreme Summer of 2018: Norwegian Weather News and the Politics of Weatherlore
Kyrre Kverndokk (University of Bergen, Norway)

Climate change is a concept that moves between science, politics, media, and everyday life, and thus between different discursive practices. Doing so, it creates meanings and implications of different kinds and invites actions and reactions that not only differ significantly from each other, but also represent different temporal scales. This session discusses how notions of climate change are articulated in different genres and through practices. It examines the tensions and entanglements between notions of time in everyday life, such as immediacy, family time and tradition, and notions of time in climate science, such as linear measurable time and long timespans.