To be truly effective, the Green New Deal must go beyond patterns of neocolonialism and exploitation of other countries, beyond marginalisation and towards true social and environmental justice.
The announcement of the Earthshot prize to ‘help find solutions’ for climate change was the latest in the long line of celebrities and other private actors working to supposedly help solve climate change. In other words; it is the latest in a long line of hypocritical celebrities outsourcing the work on climate change they won’t do themselves.
Torrents of water rushing down hillsides. Cars swept away in its path. Homes and businesses ruined. They’re the scenes that have faced the Calder Valley 6 times in the last 5 years.