From national security to decolonial ecological security: the contradictions of the US military approach to climate security and its intersections with alternative security discourses.

by Ceara Webster *note from the Editor: this piece was written months prior to the current situation in Afghanistan. Commentary on climate emissions, forward operating bases (FOBs), and counterinsurgency were in the context of the Afghanistan War (2001-2021). Introduction The United States’ (US) military is, in itself, a threat to national security. Climate change, inContinue reading “From national security to decolonial ecological security: the contradictions of the US military approach to climate security and its intersections with alternative security discourses.”

“I don’t care if you recycle”: Why we need to rethink environmental responsibilities.

by Emilia Hermelin Introduction Earlier in 2019, climate activist Mary Annaïse Heglar wrote an article in which she stated; “I don’t care if you recycle” (Heglar, 2019). Heglar explains how she, due to being active within the environmental movement, often listen to people ‘confessing’ their environmental ‘sins’ to her – how they still buy productsContinue reading ““I don’t care if you recycle”: Why we need to rethink environmental responsibilities.”

Urban Political Ecology and Air Pollution

By Maddie Peace This blog post starts to look at the implications of air pollution in cities like London using an urban political ecology lens. I do this by speaking about some of the technology that has been put in place recently to monitor air pollution rates and how this type of activity may excludeContinue reading “Urban Political Ecology and Air Pollution”