Global elite known about climate change for last 40 years
We can understand nothing about the way inequalities have exploded for forty
years, and the accompanying movement towards massive deregulation, if we don’t
admit that a good part of the globalized elite had perfectly understood what was going
on with the bad news about the state of the planet, which, thanks to the work of
scientists, began to crystallize at the beginning of the nineties.
Since the threat was real, the elites drew the conclusion that it would be necessary
to adopt two opposing courses of action. First, give up the post-war liberal dream of a
common world created by the modernization of the planet—so, let’s cut ourselves off as
quickly as possible, through deregulation at any price, from the rest of the inhabitants to
whom we sold this dream of universality; secondly, systematically organize long-term
denial of this ecological change, which nevertheless brings in not just the environment
but what is called the Earth-system.
Facing The New Climate Regime moves politics beyond class and social issues
I begin with the simple idea that climate change and its denial have been organizing
all of contemporary politics at least for the last three decades. Climate change plays the
same role that social questions and the class struggle played over the two preceding
This is a very short, readable article by a Frenchman worried that Europe will follow Trumpism.
Bruno Latour is internationally known in many fields and I view him as one of the small group of significant world wide thinkers.
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