Hurricane Maria as the latest battle in a 500 year war.
Andreas Malm is in the human ecology division at Lund University. He is the author of Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming, out soon from Verso Books.
Ahead of COP21, confronting fossil capital is our only hope for averting cataclysmic climate change.
Blaming all of humanity for climate change lets capitalism off the hook.