ICC Video (2019-20)

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“Walls of Present & Future: The Genuine, the Imaginary, & the Fake in Global Climate Change Discourse”

In this roundtable discussion, Journalist Susanne Götze and UF faculty members Terry Harpold (English), Marcel Lewandowsky (Center for European Studies), Jasmine McNealy (Journalism), Ken Sassaman (Anthropology), and Robert T. Walker (Geography) discuss impacts of climate change denialism in European and United States politics and popular culture.

“Walls of Present & Future: The Genuine, the Imaginary, & the Fake in Global Climate Change Discourse” (November 14, 2019) 

“Journalists and politicians who are engaged in climate politics are often not aware that these right-wing players are preparing this rollback. Coincidences don’t happen so much in climate politics…” – Susanne Götze


Susanne Götze, “‘Walls in the Head’: Challenges Facing Global Action on Climate Change”

Journalist Susanne Götze addresses the experiences of individuals living in the former East and West Germanys, whose stories she has tried to tell, and raises broader questions concerning the return of right-wing politics in Germany and the vested interests that continue to prevent or impede global action on climate change.

“‘Walls in the Head’: Challenges Facing Global Action on Climate Change” (November 13, 2019)

“Climate crisis is a chance… to overcome these walls of the twentieth century, the walls in the head and the real walls, by remembering those things in life that really matter to us.” – Susanne Götze