Climate Futures: Re-imagining Global Climate Justice
Edited by Kum-Kum Bhavnani, John Foran, Priya A. Kurian, and Debashish Munshi
Approaching the issues of climate change and climate justice from a range of diverse perspectives including those of culture, gender, indigeneity, race, and sexuality, as well as challenging colonial histories and capitalist presents, Climate Futures boldly addresses the apparent inevitability of climate chaos.
Seeking better explanations of the underlying causes and consequences of climate change, and mapping strategies toward a better future, or at a minimum, the most likely best-case world that we can get to, this book envisions planetary social movements robust enough to spark the necessary changes needed to achieve deeply sustainable and just economic, social, and political policies and practices.
Bringing together insights from interdisciplinary scholars, policymakers, creatives and activists, Climate Futures argues for the need to get past us-and-them divides and acknowledge how lives of creatures far and near, human and non-human, are interconnected.
The book has 31 chapters divided into these five themes:
- climate change, colonialism, and capitalism
- climate change through lenses of diversity
- social sciences, humanities, and climate justice
- the quest for climate justice across the world
- thinking beyond the here and now: envisioning many futures
Kum-Kum Bhavnani is professor of sociology, global studies and feminist studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. John Foran is professor of sociology and environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Priya A. Kurian is professor of political science and public policy at the University of Waikato. Debashish Munshi is professor of management communication at the University of Waikato.
Published in Chain Reaction #137, December 2019. National magazine of Friends of the Earth Australia. www.foe.org.au/chain_reaction