The Age of Climate Authoritarianism Is Upon Us

As climate change worsens, the world’s most powerful states will become even more dominant through a concentration of political power, military force, and energy resources

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Excerpt from Climate Leviathan: A Political Theory of Our Planetary Future by Geoff Mann and Joel Wainwright, published January 7, 2020, by Verso Books. Copyright © Geoff Mann and Joel Wainwright.

Geoff Mann is Director of the Centre for Global Political Economy, Simon Fraser University. Joel Wainwright is Associate Professor at Ohio State.

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