Margarita Mediavilla is a PhD in Physical Sciences from the University of Valladolid (Spain) and associate professor of Systems Engineering and Automation in the School of Industrial Engineering. Her lines of research focus on energy and sustainability using system dynamics as the methodological tool. She belongs to the Research Group in Energy, Economy and Systems Dynamics of the University of Valladolid, which is a multidisciplinary team of engineers, physicists, economists and social scientists that works on the study of global energy perspectives resulting from peak oil and other natural limits and combines academic research with social divulgation. She is a member of Ecologistas en Acción, the main confederation of environmental associations of Spain, and is a very active discloser of the problems of the limits to growth, participating in all kinds of publications and conferences in the Spanish area. Her personal blog (in Spanish) is Habas Contadas.
By Margarita Mediavilla, 15-15-15
Dear Fridays For Future activists: I am writing to you as a member of a research group from a Spanish University that has been working on issues of sustainability, energy and climate change for more than ten years. I am doing this because I think that, as you say, it is time for action in the face of the climatic emergency, but I also think that it is necessary to be very clear about what kind of action is necessary.
By Margarita Mediavilla, Resilience.org
From my point of view --which comes from systems dynamics and environmentalism rather than from feminism-- one of the tools that can best help feminist economics articulate a coherent discourse is the pattern of collapse.