Despite all the mounting evidence of climate catastrophe, fossil fuel companies are still planning to carry on business as usual. The climate movement must be ready to use tactics that disrupt the normal routines of fossil capital and prompt states to take meaningful action.
Andreas Malm is associate senior lecturer in human ecology at Lund University. He is author of Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming and Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency: War Communism in the Twenty-First Century.
Despite the obvious parallels with coronavirus shutdowns, states still show little determination to put in place the measures we’ll need to deal with the climate emergency. For Andreas Malm, we need to stop seeing climate change as a problem for the future — and use state power now to impose a drastic reordering of our economies.
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