Burning Earth, Changing Europe
How the racist right exploits the climate crisis... And what we can do about it
In Europe today, more people than ever are convinced climate change is a pressing political issue. That isn’t, by default, a win. People anxious about ecological catastrophe are vulnerable to racist, xenophobic, and even fascist approaches to addressing the climate crisis. Especially as far right wing and populist actors occupy more and more positions of power across Europe, emboldening racist violence in the streets.
Left and progressive movements must be more skilled in messaging, more precise in forging political alliances, and more articulate in staking out justice as a centerpiece of climate struggle. The stakes are simply too high. This booklet represents a toolkit in that project; a roadmap for identifying what we must reject, how to counter it, and how to keep climate change a progressive issue.
Hilary Moore has been writing about anti-racism and social movements for the last ten years. Her work focuses on the far right, climate change, as well as liberal and left forms of resistance.