Andreas Malm is a Swedish climate activist, associate professor of human ecology at Lund University, and author of the best-selling How to Blow Up a Pipeline: Learning to Fight in a World on Fire. Naomi Klein describes him as “one of the most original thinkers on the subject" of climate change.
In this interview with his Verso editor, Sebastian Budgen, he discusses the origins of his climate activism, strategic failures of the climate movement, his pro-Palestinian politics, and eco-socialism.
You can find all his work, including How to Blow Up a Pipeline, here: https://www.versobooks.com/en-gb/blogs/authors/malm-andreas?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=andreas_malm_video
0:00:00 Intro 0:00:43 Early life 0:13:17 Palestine 0:28:50 Involvement in Climate Politics 0:35:50 Fossil Capital 0:41:20 Robert Brenner (long waves) 0:44:43 Eco-socialism 0:50:11 Progress of the Storm (opposing transhumanism/OOO) 0:54:52 Corona Climate Chronic Emergency (war communism and ecological Leninism) 1:09:19 How to Blow Up a Pipeline 1:13:06 Strategic failures of the climate movement 1:27:23 White Skin, Black Fuel 1:33:19 Overshoot (Adaptation and carbon capture going past 1.5C) 1:43:30 Psychoanalysis 1:46:50 Wilderness