Five must-read novels on the environment and climate crisis

Eco-fiction to help you rethink your role in the climate crisis.

Ti-han Chang, Lecturer in Asia-Pacific Studies, University of Central Lancashire • conversation
July 9, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change environment feminism trees literature climate-crisis colonialism books novels tsunami meat-industry

Why the Anthropocene began with European colonisation, mass slavery and the 'great dying' of the 16th century

It marked the point when humans began to exert a geologically-huge influence on the environment.

Simon Lewis, Professor of Global Change Science at University of Leeds and, UCL • conversation
June 25, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: anthropocene colonialism colonisation

Climate change: how Senegal's colonial history made it more vulnerable

We need to understand colonial histories to understand climate risks.

Nick Bernards, Assistant Professor of Global Sustainable Development, University of Warwick • conversation
March 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  history  agriculture  farming  colonialism  rainfall  peanuts  senegal

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