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Kimberly Nicholas

Lund University Centre for Sustainability Science

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Prof. Kimberly Nicholas is a sustainability scientist at Lund University in Sweden. She has published over 55 articles on climate and sustainability in leading peer-reviewed journals; writes for publications such as Elle, The Guardian, Scientific American, and New Scientist; and is the author of UNDER THE SKY WE MAKE: How to be Human in a Warming World, and the monthly climate newsletter We Can Fix It. She gives lectures and moderates at about 75 international meetings and organizations each year across public policy, civil society, arts and culture, the wine industry, foundations, and academia. Her work has been featured by outlets including the BBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, National Public Radio, Public Radio International, Vox, and USA Today. Born and raised on her family’s vineyard in Sonoma, California, she studied the effect of climate change on the California wine industry for her PhD in the Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford University.

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Ullström, Sara, Johannes Stripple, and Kimberly A. Nicholas. (2021) “From Aspirational luxury to hypermobility to staying on the ground: Changing discourses of holiday air travel in Sweden.” Journal of Sustainable Tourism, submitted May 2021. 1-18.

Nielsen, Kristian S., Kimberly A. Nicholas, Felix Creutzig, Thomas Dietz, and Paul C. Stern. (2021) “The role of high socioeconomic status people in locking-in or rapidly reducing energy-driven greenhouse gas emissions.” Nature Energy.

Murray W Scown, Mark V Brady, and Kimberly A Nicholas. (2020). “Billions in Misspent EU Agricultural Subsidies Could Support the Sustainable Development Goals.” One Earth 3: 237-250.

Wynes, Seth, and KA Nicholas. (2019). “Climate science curricula in Canadian secondary schools focus on human warming, not scientific consensus, impacts or solutions.” PLoS ONE 14(7): e0218305.

Dooley, Kate, Peter Christoff, and Kimberly A. Nicholas. 2018. “Co-producing climate policy and negative emissions: Trade-offs for sustainable land-use.” Global Sustainability 1 (e3).

Wynes, Seth and KA Nicholas. (2017). “The Climate Mitigation Gap: Education and Government Recommendations Miss the Most Effective Individual Actions.” Environmental Research Letters 12(7).