Cartoon – The Scraped Knee Theory of Climate Activism

Word-y meme. Thanks to my friend Marc Roberts for the as-ever-on-point image.

The longer rant… sorry “considered and structured viewpoint” from which the quote below comes is here.

To be clear about what I am and am not saying

I am NOT saying we don’t need policy change, that we do not need to pressure the state for different regulations, different investment models, subsidies etc. I am not a Luddite or a primitivist or a libertarian.

I am NOT saying we should ignore the state or corporations or whatever.

I AM saying that having a theory of change that amounts to little more than asking for a band aid is likely to end badly. How do I know? I’ve been paying attention since the beginning of international climate politics in the late 1980s…

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