25 ottobre 2023 | Weaponizing Nature: for a political ecology of war. Beyond militarism, fossilism, and the cycle of violence
Weaponizing Nature: For a political ecology of war. Beyond militarism, fossilism, and the cycle of violence
2023 WEBINAR ReCUI secondo ciclo
Intervengono Jonathan M. Feldman, Dario Padovan, Davide Grasso
Organizzato da Cattedra UNESCO in Sviluppo Sostenibile e Promozione del Territorio dell’Università di Torino in collaborazione con Centro di Ricerca interuniversitario “Crisis”, Master in “Sostenibilità socio-ambientale delle reti agroalimentari”
25 ottobre 2023 ore 17.00
Torino, CLE Aula 3D233 | Webex
The global scarcity of vital resources and the onset of extreme climate change are already beginning to produce a tidal wave of unrest, rebellion, competition, and conflict Wars over contested land and water systems, global food riots sparked by soaring prices for life’s basics, mass migrations of war and climate refugees (with resulting anti migrant violence), the breakdown of social order, and the collapse of states are future scenarios of collapse.
The prospect of future scarcities of vital natural resources, including energy, water, land, food, and critical minerals, guarantees social unrest, geopolitical friction, and war.
Nature is weaponized when it is used by armed actors to do harm. Human beings are weaponized when used by armed actors to win a war.
Many of the resources that should go towards reducing the threats associated with climate change and equitable development are instead diverted towards foreign policy conflicts, war and destruction. An alternative agenda requires constraints on militarism and building a deeper democracy.