Is colonialism to blame for the dire situation we face with climate change? | Inside Story


An exhibition looking at the legacy of colonialism – and the role it played in the birth of climate change – has opened in London.
Eleven artists with a personal connection to Africa, the Caribbean and South America have pinpointed environmental change as a racial process, with deep roots in colonial history.
Through this collection of artworks, the overlapping crises of environmental damage and colonialism, are put under scrutiny.

Presenter: Adrian Finighan

Guests:

Ekow Eshun. Curator – ‘We Are History’.

Juergen Zimmerer – Professor at the University of Hamburg, focussing on Colonialism, Genocide Africa & postcolonial memory.

Stephan Singer – Senior Climate Science and Global Energy Policy adviser, Climate Action Network International.

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