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Voices from the South

Read articles by scientists and researchers from Africa, Asia, South and Central America.

Voices from the Global South are not often heard in Nordic media, where we hear too little about interesting research happening outside Europe, North America, and Australia.

So our Norwegian sister site, have invited scientists and researchers from the Global South to write about their research. All of the contributors are from the Global South. Many are working for a research institution there and some are based in Europe as guest researchers.

The project is supported by Fritt Ord. All articles are published in Norwegian at

What the world can learn from Brazilian coral reefs

Unlike Australia, coral reefs in Brazil haven’t seen any mass mortality events related to bleaching so far. Could Brazilian corals hold the key to more resilient reefs?

Time to wake up: Climate Change is already here

The serious warnings of the latest IPCC report lost the battle for media attention to Brexit, Trump, and the US mid-term elections. But it’s time to sit up and take notice.

Can we really electrify the entire world?

Yes, but we will need to recycle crucial elements like lithium if we are to meet demand and avoid destruction of vulnerable ecosystems in Latin America.