""Post-Colonial Global Warming" is the politically correct term"
This was a thought I had recently. Came up in a discussion with some indigenous activists on the recent Eva Morales UN speech. When you hear about global warning its always in the context of being something that we caused, where we is all humanity. But this isn't really true. The third world is only now becoming a real contributor to the problem. And that is only because of the post-colonial western worlds involvment in those nations. The reason we've arrived at the place we have is because of the over-industrialization of the post-colonial world. The colonial period made it possible for the technological advances of the western world in the industrial age to impact beyond their borders. As localized phenomena we may have never come to this point, but because it was global in its reach the affect was that much more profound. And so it is out of the post-colonial context that we arrive at global warming.
If this can be agreed upon, the it begs the question why are we looking to the that which brought us here to bring us out, especially when it considers its industrialization a sign of its progress?
1. "Buying carbon offsets reaks of post-colonial capitalism" In response to Reply # 0
This is the solutions they come up with, to pacify their corporate money makers while appearing to be working on the problem. In other words keep doing what you're doing and make enough money so you can buy credit to offset the damage you've done.
2. "From a linguist perspective, its confusing" In response to Reply # 0
"Post-Colonial Global Warming" implies that there is a period prior to the Post Colonial Period in which Global Warming occurred. ********** Greater Internet Dickwad Theory Normal Person + Anonymity + Audience = Dickwad