Eva Lövbrand is Associate Professor at the Department of Thematic Studies at Linköping University, Sweden. Her research is focused on the ideas, knowledge claims and expert practices that inform environmental politics and governance.

Climate change has served as Eva’s prime empirical example, but in recent years she has also explored how the Anthropocene is figured and narrated as a political problem. Eva’s work has been extensively published in journals such as Global Environmental Politics, Science, Technology and Human Values, Science, Critical Policy Studies, Review of International Relations and Global Environmental Change. She is co-editor of the volumes Environmental Politics and Deliberative Democracy: Exploring the Promise of New Modes of Governance(Edward Elgar Publishing 2010) and Research Handbook on Climate Governance(Edward Elgar Publishing 2015) and Anthropocene Encounters: New Directions in Green Political Thinking(Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

In May 2017 the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reported that the combined Arctic and Antarctic sea ice numbers were at their lowest point since satellite measurements began in 1979. Total polar sea ice cover lost during this year – 2 million square km – was of the equivalent size of Mexico. This dramatic warming of the Poles is one of many recent indications that we live in a changing climate. Scientific findings now suggest that climate change no longer is a problem of a distant future. Predictions of global warming are coming true and the effects are unfolding at rapid speed.

In my research I explore how scientists, policy-makers and activists make sense of and respond to our climate changed world. Which political projects are imagined and practiced in a time of profound and accelerating climate change? Can the unfolding climate crisis invoke new environmental sensibilities and reparative possibilities?