Emil Henrik Flatø
My research is about scenario planning in the research surrounding the International Panel on Climate Change.
Scenarios are the most important tool in institutional climate science for inquiries into the human future. Scenarios are expected to become more important as the mission of the Panel is arguably widening – in short, science is no longer called upon to merely prove anthropogenic climate change, but also to consult in the effort to do something.
I am curious about how scenarios were adopted in climate science in tandem with the imposition of a global knowledge economy.
In a putatively anthropocene era, where science (among other things) must be self-reflexive and attuned to the entwinement the human and non-human lives that comprise our finite planet, I will also consider how the scenarios synchronize between the many times of science, society and what used to be called "nature".
My background is fairly broad. I have studied, among other things, human rights, cultural studies, law, international relations, documentary arts and urbanism.
I have a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and a Master's Degree in Modern Culture from the University of Copenhagen.
In addition, I have worked many years as a journalist, commentator and critic for the Norwegian newspapers Morgenbladet and Dagbladet.