MIT Lecture: Is Islamophobia Accelerating Global Warming?

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Parkville - University of Melbourne (Queen’s College) Parkville – University of Melbourne (Queen’s College). By Donaldytong (Own work) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia CommonsGuest essay by Eric Worrall

Professor Ghassan Hage, of the University of Melbourne, apparently presented a lecture today at MIT, which explored the links between Islamophobia and Global Warming.

According to the description of the event;

Is ISLAMOPHOBIA accelerating global warming?

This talk examines the relation between Islamophobia as the dominant form of racism today and the ecological crisis. It looks at the three common ways in which the two phenomena are seen to be linked: as an entanglement of two crises, metaphorically related with one being a source of imagery for the other and both originating in colonial forms of capitalist accumulation. The talk proposes a fourth way of linking the two: an argument that they are both emanating from a similar mode of being…

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