1939. Andreas Malm

Some new reading.. i will add notes.

Malm wrote

The Progress of This Storm: Nature and Society in a Warming World (Verso Futures)

some references

Google ScholarMalm, A (2013a) The origins of fossil capital: From water to steam in the British cotton industry. Historical Materialism 21: 15–68. Google Scholar, CrossrefMalm, A (2013b) Sea wall politics: Uneven and combined protection of the Nile Delta coastline in the face of sea level rise. Critical Sociology 39: 803–832. Google Scholar, LinkMalm, A, Esmailian, S (2012) Ways in and out of vulnerability to climate change: Abandoning the Mubarak Project in the northern Nile Delta, Egypt. Antipode 45: 474–492. Google Scholar, Crossrefquote


“In 1990, one year after Jameson’s Postmodernism was published, Bill McKibben proclaimed ‘the end of nature’ in a book of the same name, today regarded as the first popular book on climate change. Before almost everyone else, he sensed that the altered composition of the atmosphere turns everything inside out: the meaning of the weather, to begin with. A sudden downpour can no longer be shrugged off or an Indian summer enjoyed as a caprice of nature. All weather must now be distrusted as an artefact of ‘our ways of life’, including on a Svalbard mountaintop or an Atacama sand dune, in areas that pass as remote wilderness: with CO2, the human fingerprint is everywhere. ‘We have produced the carbon dioxide – we have ended nature’ – or: ‘By changing the weather, we make every spot on earth man-made and artificial. We have deprived nature of its independence, and that is fatal to its meaning. Nature’s independence is its meaning; without it there is nothing but us.’28”

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The Progress of this Storm: Nature and Society in a Warming World
Andreas Malm
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