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By Razmig Keucheyan

In the midst of the present ecological situation, there's frequently lofty speak of the necessity for humanity to ‘overcome its divisions’ and interact to take on the large demanding situations of our time. yet as this new ebook through Razmig Keucheyan exhibits, the genuine photograph is particularly diverse. simply take the case of the siting of poisonous waste landfills within the usa: so as to comprehend the place waste is probably to be dumped, wonder the place Blacks, Hispanics, local americans and different racial minorities dwell and the place the poorest neighbourhoods are. this type of ‘environmental racism’ is under no circumstances constrained to the U.S.: it's very a lot a world phenomenon.

Keucheyan express how the capitalist reaction to the difficulty has been marked via a tremendous enlargement in ‘environmental finance’. From ‘carbon markets’ to ‘pollution permits’, ‘climate derivatives’ and ‘catastrophe bonds’, we're seeing a proliferation of nature-related monetary items. rather than tackling the basis of the matter, the neoliberal method seeks to benefit from environmental risks.

Moreover, with the increase in normal mess ups, source shortage, nutrients crises, the destabilization of the poles and oceans and the chance of hundreds of thousands of ‘climate refugees’, Western powers are more and more adopting an army reaction to ecological difficulties. The chilly struggle is over: welcome to the ‘green wars’. From New Orleans to the Siachen glacier through the Arctic floes, Keucheyan explores the landmark websites of this new ‘climate geostrategy’.

Through a pointy critique of how capitalism responds to environmental catastrophe, this cutting edge booklet offers a clean point of view on essentially the most severe concerns confronting our societies today.

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