On the climate emergency.
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We discuss Andreas Malm’s Climate, Corona, Chronic Emergency and Adam Tooze’s review essay, “Ecological Leninism”. How convincing is Malm’s call for Soviet war communism as a model for responding to climate change?
We also approach these readings in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the knock-on consequences for energy politics. And what should we make of Tooze’s contrast of social democratic time-frames with the eco-Leninist one?