White Climate, White Energy
A Time for Movement Reflection?

by Larry Lohmann

first published 30 August 2020

Many climate activists from the global North are unfamiliar with the idea that today’s dominant concepts of climate and energy -- together with the disciplines of climatology and thermodynamics -- are white.

Yet for white climate movements to become more politically effective, argues this draft forum piece for the journal Social Anthropology, they must not only confront this reality, but also work out what relationship they want to have to the whiteness and white history of the sciences that they rightly take so seriously.

For a related presentation, see http://www.thecornerhouse.org.uk/resource/carbon-policy-not-climate-policy.