From ecofascism to science denialism and the lobbying power of extractive industries, the Right does not present a unified opposition to climate action. Social justice organizers have a four-fold task: build buy-in on the urgency of addressing climate change; counter the xenophobic, authoritarian rhetoric of the ecofascist far-right; hold Joe Biden accountable to promises made on the campaign trail; and center the deep injustice of settler colonialism in this struggle.
For this roundtable discussion on the biggest hurdles ahead as we race to reduce greenhouse gas emissions before the end of the decade, we were honored to be joined by:
- Andrew Curley, Assistant Professor in the School of Geography, Development, and Environment at the University of Arizona whose work focuses on the everyday incorporation of Indigenous nations into colonial economies
- Alex Amend, freelance writer and researcher focusing on the far-right and the politics of climate change, communications director on the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign, and author of PRA’s featured piece Blood and Vanishing Topsoil
- Tamara Toles O’Laughlin, an environmentalist focused on equity, access and community who was most recently the North America Director at 350.org where she drove mission critical work and organizational investments to build a multiracial, multi-generational climate movement
- Shanté Wolfe, Electoral Politics Director at Sunrise Movement and former Deputy Campaign Manager for Charles Booker For US Senate