22 October 2016 — Climate & Capitalism
Forms of denial
‘Like latter-day wizardry, corporate risk calculations suggest that markets and capital can, not only control the natural world, but somehow anticipate it’
Christopher Wright and Daniel Nyberg are the authors of Climate Change, Capitalism, and Corporations: Processes of Creative Self-Destruction (Cambridge University Press, 2015)
Climate change poses a major threat to the future of humanity. Extreme weather, rising seas, ocean acidification and biodiversity collapse will undermine many of the systems on which we depend. We’ve even seen a recent example of this, with South Australia’s storm and blackout illustrating the vulnerability of our society to extreme weather.