CO2 Coalition Members

Morten Jødal

MS Marine Biology (Deceased)

About the member

Marine biologist, Chair of the Climate Realists of Norway

Positions of trust (latest)

  • Head of the board of the Norwegian Biologist Organization (until May 2008)
  • Secretary of the European Countries Biologist Organization (ECBA), 2006-2008
  • Head of the board of “Stangodden Vel” ( – a union of cabin owners in Telemark, 2007 →
  • Head of the board of “Krokans venner” (, 2011 → 2014
  • Head of the board of Farmers marked, Oslo, March 2013 ® 2016
  • Member of board of Farmers shop, 2013 ® 2016
  • Head of board of Climate Realists in Norway, 2018 ®

Work experience

Norwegian Research Council, 1985-1989. Responsible for research in biology, chemistry, environmental research, gene technology, acid rain and fish farming.

University of Oslo, 1989 – 1994. Wrote the report which lead to the raising of the Centre for Development and the Environment (1989), and later worked as head of the administration.

WWF Norway: Wrote the book: Consequences of a EU membership for the nature conservation in Norway (1994). Later headed a school project on nature conservation (1995).

Project manager for a school project in the European Movement in Norway (1998-2000)

Project manager for raising a national park museum in Tinn municipality, opened 2000 (1996-2000)

Owner of the individual enterprise “Soppgleder”, giving public mushroom courses every autumn, plus collection, production and sales of mushroom products.

Running the business “Akerselvavandring” (; guiding along the Akerselva river in Oslo, and giving lectures on the same river. 2008 →

In short: Administration and project management, with experience from research, environment, tourism and politics. Author, translator of books and articles, and election observer.


  • Book: Consequences of an EU membership for the nature conservation in Norway (1994)
  • Book: Boabob – The strangest tree in the world. Omnipax publishing house, 2007.
  • Encyclopedia writer in Botany – VSOY publishing house (Finland). Last book published in December 2008
  • Book: Akerselva (river in Oslo), Topografisk publishing house, 2005
  • Book: Miljømytene. Published 2017


  • From English to Norwegian. Cool it, by Bjørn Lomborg, Kagge publishing house, August 2008.
  • From English to Norwegian: Inconvenient Facts, by Gregory Wrightstone. Wigestrand publishing house, 2020
  • From English to Norwegian: False Alarm, By Bjørn Lomborg. To be published by Wigestrand publishing house, 2021.

Exhibitions - Video production for the Norwegian Tourist Association (July, 2008), Permanent outdoor exhibition, 2007

Project manager-Several conferences in the Norwegian Biological Association (Environmental pollution and marine life; 2008, Bird flue; 2006, Gene technology – an arena of possibilities; 2004, Science and superstition; 2001)

Lost positions of trust

2008: Head of Norwegian Biologist Organization

2016: Head of board of Farmers marked Oslo

Both positions lost on basis of engagement in the climate debate in Norway – obviously on “wrong side”.

Join our effort to build a greener future.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.