On Tuesday I am doing something really fun! I have been invited as an author to the University of Oslo to follow a workshop on Nordic climate tipping points – what we know about them and how they could affect future life on Earth – and then write a futuristic short story based on this. How cool is that!?

With funding from the University of Oslo’s UiO:Norden initiative, the Department of Sociology and Human geography at the University of Oslo is organizing a one-day workshop on “Nordic Climate Tipping Points – How to Prepare for a Non-linear Future?” on October 11th, 2022. Read more about the workshop here: https://www.sv.uio.no/iss/english/research/news-and-events/events/others/2022/nordic-climate-tipping-points.html

Most of my futuristic writings have portrayed a future much affected by climate changes, for instance my debut book The Stars Seem So Far Away.

It will be a real treat to be able to listen a whole day to world-class tipping-point experts from the natural sciences, social scientists with expertise on climate change and Earth system governance, and policy makers from the Nordic region. Professor Niklas Boers, professor Elin Boasson and professor Thomas Stocker, to name a few of those who will speak at the event.

I am looking very much forward to this. 

I am also very chuffed to be invited as an author and be able to work creatively based on this day. Thanks so much to postdoctoral research fellow Manjana Milkoreit for inviting me!

The picture is taken by me and is from Svalbard earlier this year.