- February 07, 2019
There are many reasons why the rise of populist ethnonationalism and authoritarianism is bad news. But one reason which tends to receive little attention is the impact of this phenomenon on the environment.
For some time now, we have become accustomed – too accustomed – to a relentless stream of alarming reports on the future of the planet. Sometimes it comes in little snapshots. It might be melting glaciers or rises in Carbon Dioxide emissions, such as the 2.7 percent rise in 2018. It might be fires in Australia or polar vortexes in the US.