By decolonizing the atmosphere and making climate reparations, Eric Holthaus shows just how hopeful the next 30 years could be. “Climate change is a product of a system of White supremacy and colonization over the past 500 years,” Holthaus says. “A certain group of people felt it was justified to exploit people and land. That’s the simplest explanation of climate change.” Holthaus doesn’t view it as an environmental issue at all; he sees climate change as an issue of justice. As such, climate change presents an opportunity—and an imperative—to remake society and the systems that support it.
By Breanna Draxler. Yes Magazine. July 28, 2020.