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On the failings of alarmist headlines

There recently seems to have been a renewed rise in dramatic, alarming narratives about impending mass climate migrations. Concerned about the potentially negative impacts of these reports and the news stories that uncritically relay them, I published a short piece in The Conversation with colleagues Carol Farbotko (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia), Christiane Froelich (German Institute for Global and Area Studies) and Ingrid Boas (Wageningen University).

National baselines for the Sustainable Development Goals assessed in the SDG Index and Dashboards

Abstract: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — agreed in 2015 by all 193 member states of the United Nations and complemented by commitments made in the Paris Agreement — map out a broad spectrum of economic, social and environmental objectives to be achieved by 2030. Reaching these goals will require deep transformations in every country, as well as major efforts in monitoring and measuring progress. Here we introduce the SDG

Climate Migration Myths

Abstract: Misleading claims about mass migration induced by climate change continue to surface in both academia and policy. This requires a new research agenda on ‘climate mobilities’ that moves beyond simplistic assumptions and more accurately advances knowledge of the nexus between human mobility and climate change. Boas, I., Farbotko, C., Adams, H., Sterly, H., Bush, S., Geest, K. van der, Wiegel, H., Ashraf, H., Baldwin, A., Bettini, G., Blondin, S.,

Butterflies

Copenhagen Butterfly House, August 2020

Bricks like an oil slick

Oslo, August 2020

My sister & I as ghosts

Double exposures on Polaroid SpectraCambridge Botanical Gardens, 2019

Pond / Tree

Oslo, August 2020

A Wedding in Kathmandu

Black & White Alps

Bavarian Alps, 2017

Cambridge during COVID

Cambridge, April 2020