Insight Episode #37: Henrik Österblom on unsustainable science

This insight episode comes from full episode sixty-two, Michael and Stefan’s conversation with Henrik Österblom. 

Henrik is the Science Director of the Stockholm Resilience Center and a Professor at the University of Stockholm in Sweden. 

In this episode, Henrik talks with Michael and Stefan about his piece in One Earth, “Unsustainable Science,” which thinks about the idea that being busy is equivalent to doing well. The three look at the pressure produced by the treadmill of papers and funding in academia, and discuss how more productive and sustainable solutions can be created through slowing down and talking with one another, rather than competing for the same end goals.

Henrik’s SRC page:

Unsustainable Science: