Tackling the Climate Crisis Means Transforming British Foreign Relations

David Wearing - 15 August 2019

If global warming is the product of capitalism, then it is the product of imperialism as well. The world’s major fossil fuel reserves were first incorporated into the global economy under terms dictated by Anglo-American imperial power. Britain’s modern relations with the fossil fuel producers of the Middle East are a direct legacy of that period, and play an important role in sustaining our neoliberal economic model and militaristic foreign policy today. Combating global warming will force us to untangle these relationships, the effect will be transformative, and we need to think seriously about what it will involve... See more