Julia Steinberger

Prof. Julia Steinberger is Professor of Social Ecology and Ecological Economics at the University of Leeds. She contributes to the IPCC’s 6th Assessment Report and researches “Living Well Within Limits.”

Wet'suwet'en fishing site

Humanity in the patchwork of life

This story is on borrowed time. And it’s just a part of a story, a piece of human and living patchwork. Maybe you can borrow it, and make it part of your story too?

June 24, 2022

hunger strike for climate

Individuals and social pressure: how to change the world

I recently had an extraordinary and rare experience, as an academic, activist and citizen: I participated in a victorious movement.

January 25, 2022

Mister Rogers

The bear, the tiger, and the trade unionist

Rather than believe in the fake embrace of predatory capitalism, where vast crimes are supposed to benefit humanity, we should believe in each other and ourselves, our capacity to work for each other, and ultimately win against this predation.

March 15, 2021


Cogs in the Climate Machine

Let’s start by some human and planetary timescales. I don’t know why we don’t learn them in grade school (I never learned them at all). But they matter. And let’s represent them visually, in a stark, plain way.

July 15, 2020

Pandemonium by John Martin | Wikimedia Commons

Pandenomics: A Story of Life versus Growth

This fundamental question is the one I ask myself in my research, as an ecological economist. What are the physical things (like energy, materials, infrastructure and so on) we need to live well? To answer it, we must understand what we truly need, and how satisfying our needs connects to well-being.

April 29, 2020

Sacrifice of Isaac

On Sacrifice

Raising the spectre of sacrifice is the all the vogue in current climate denier and delayer circles: it is representative of our current moment in time. Having comprehensively been routed on the denial of science, the minions of fossil fuel lobbies have moved on to delay the onset and diminish the scope of action.

August 16, 2019

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