Founder

GudnifounderGuðni Elísson (b. 1964) is a Professor of Literature and the Head of Faculty in the department of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Iceland. He has written two books and close to fifty articles on various subjects matters in the fields of literature, cinema, cultural studies, as well as on environmental issues. He has also edited over twenty books. He is especially interested in the way political think tanks influence environmental debates in modern Western societies. Among his articles that deal with the issue of global warming and environmental and climate change debates in the Icelandic and international context are:

        • “What’s up with the weather? The Icelandic discourse on climate change” [Nú er úti veður vont. Gróðurhúsaáhrif og íslensk umræðuhefð], Ritið 1/2007, pp. 5–44.
        • “Skepticism and denial. Responsible climate change discourse and the media” [Efahyggja og afneitun. Ábyrg loftslagsumræða í fjölmiðlafári samtímans], Ritið 2/2008, pp. 77–114.
        • “You will all perish! Does apocalyptic discourse influence the debate on the science of climate change?” [Þið munuð öll deyja! Lita dómsdagsspár hugmyndir manna um loftslagsvísindi?], Rekferðir, Reykjavík: Háskólaútgáfan 2011, pp. 298–309, 338–341.
        • “The Doomsday Clock is ticking. Denial discourse in climate change debate” [Dómsdagsklukkan tifar. Upplýsing og afneitun í umræðu um loftslagsmál], Ritið 1/2011, pp. 91–136.
        • ““And no bird sings”. The war on Rachel Carson” [„Og syngur enginn fugl“. Hernaðurinn gegn Rachel Carson], Tímarit Máls og menningar 3/2011, pp. 24–39.
        • “Let sleeping dragons rest. The climate change discourse, political debate and the quest for oil in the Dreki region” [Vekjum ekki sofandi dreka. Loftslagsmál, pólitísk umræða og olíuleit á íslenska landgrunninu], Tímarit Máls og menningar 4/2011, pp. 8–23.