Global Burning : Rising Antidemocracy and the Climate Crisis Global Burning : Rising Antidemocracy and the Climate Crisis

Global Burning : Rising Antidemocracy and the Climate Crisis

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Publisher Description

Recent years have seen out of control wildfires rage across remote Brazilian rainforests, densely populated California coastlines, and major cities in Australia. What connects these separate events is more than immediate devastation and human loss of life. In Global Burning, Eve Darian-Smith contends that using fire as a symbolic and literal thread connecting different places around the world allows us to better understand the parallel, and related, trends of the growth of authoritarian politics and climate crises and their interconnected global consequences.

As political leaders and big business work together in the pursuit of profits and power, anti-environmentalism has become an essential political tool enabling the rise of extreme right governments and energizing their populist supporters. These are the governments that deny climate science, reject environmental protection laws, and foster exclusionary worldviews that exacerbate climate injustice.

The widespread fires demand acknowledgment of the global systems of inequality that undergird them, connecting the political erosion of liberal democracy with the corrosion of the environment. In thinking through wildfires as environmental and political phenomenon, Global Burning challenges listeners to confront the interlocking powers that are ensuring our future ecological collapse.

GENRE
Science & Nature
NARRATOR
BL
Brigid Lohrey
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
06:09
hr min
RELEASED
2022
31 May
PUBLISHER
Tantor Media, Inc
SIZE
311.1
MB