Climate Change as Ecological Colonialism

Abstract: Climate change is a consequence of a clash between deregulated capitalism and the welfare of mankind deeply entrenched in a capitalist economic system based upon the persistent exploitation of natural resource for individual benefits…
Anthropology’s potential contributions to natural resource, climate and global warming researches are the description and analysis of the mediating layers of cultural meanings, norms and social practices, which cannot be easily incarcerate by methods of other disciplines. There are imperative key contributions that anthropology can bring to understandings of climate change viz. awareness of cultural values and political relations that shape the production and interpretation of climate change knowledge and shape the basis of response to ongoing environmental changes as ecological colonialism.
Through anthropological lenses on the scale of global geopolitics, anthropologists perceive the causes and effects of climate change to be about people and their life, survival, power, ethics and morals, environmental costs and justice, and cultural and spiritual endurance with an extra sensitivity making it crucial to identify and address the unfathomable root causes that link it to the myriad of crises humankind face— social, cultural economic, militarism, war, as well as the intertwined crises of food, water, biodiversity loss and livelihood.
also via Climate Change as Ecological Colonialism: Quandary of Guiltless Victim — PrakashAnthro

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