By "Political Ecology from the South/Abya Yala" Working Group of the Latin American Social Science Council (CLACSO).
The recent images of fires in the Amazon, in Pantanal, Cerrado and Chaco as well as the smoke clouds hovering over São Paulo, are not mere coincidences of climate.
By Defne Gonenc.
There is a lot of excitement about blockchain among technology professionals. It is also celebrated by many for bringing more transparency to supply chains and promoting decentralized governance. However, can blockchain do more than this? Can this technology potentially open the door for a complete eco-socialist transformation? Yes, but how? Time for action and discussion.
by Irene Leonardelli.
At the end of a too-long, extremely dry summer, rural women from the drought-prone district of Beed, Maharashtra, finally return home, after six months of seasonal employment in sugar cane plantations. Encountering them allows me to reflect on experiences of drought and monsoon and on the embodied implications of environmental and agrarian transformation.
by Maria Federica Palestino, Simona Quagliano and Elena Vetromile.
In the wake of the Fridays for Future movement, students are taking the lead in stirring change towards climate change adaptation & mitigation. This is a short account of a project in Naples that put students' aspirations, questions and demands at center stage.
By Chris Giotitsas & Vasilis Kostakis.
Game of Thrones was arguably about climate change, but the HBO series turned this narrative around by presenting a last-minute technological solution as magically saving the day, the planet, and existence.
In an open letter to the Colombian president, national and international academics denounce an escalation of threats, judicial persecution and assassinations of social leaders in the country and ask him to take to take bold actions and open a profound, transparent and world-facing investigation to stop this violence. [Español] En una carta abierta al presidente colombiano, académicos nacionales e internacionales denuncian una escalada de amenazas, persecución judicial y asesinatos de líderes sociales en el país y le piden que tome acciones audaces y abra una […]
By Remy Bargout.
Environmentalists live under a growing and yet age-old illusion that the mainstream movement has gained a critical mass, or unstoppable momentum that ‘now, consumer society, world leaders, and the capitalist system must reckon with’. In reality, the mainstream movement does not speak to power, but actually exerts it. Elite environmentalism is a problem for many reasons but, perhaps most of all, for exclusionary factors of age, sex, and race.
From April 5 to 9, critical and autonomous geographers from Latin America met in Quito and Sucumbíos, Ecuador at the “Encounter of Critical and Autonomous Geographies of Latin America“, which brought together 20 collectives and people from 10 countries. This is the Statement elaborated during the meeting, which was read at the closing plenary of the XVIII Encounter of Latin American Geographers (EGAL), held in Quito. [Spanish] Del 5 al 9 de abril, geógrafos críticos y autónomos de América Latina se reunieron en Quito y Sucumbíos, […]
By Laura Betancur Alarcón.
White savior complex, elite studies in the green Scandinavia and other millennial adventures. Can the political ecology approach shed light on the incongruities, flaws and political struggles behind “traveling abroad to save the world”?
by Dylan M. Harris.
The best stories about climate change are not about climate change. Rather, they are about small, particular, mundane events. They are personal and intimate. And they are grounded in specific locales. These 'small' stories show different ways of imagining, creating, and sustaining meaning in the face of climate change. As the climate changes, it is important to pay attention, to listen, and to tell small stories so that they can tell more small stories.