Final Paper Question:
UN Secretary-General António Guterres emphasized that there is “no time to delay” if the world is to slow the trend of the devastating impacts of climate change. He argued that science-based solutions and global solidarity would be needed if we are to effectively address climate change. Use the concepts and examples from the course lectures, readings, and other resources to answer the question: How are the current ecological crises, and the various social movements for equality and climate justice, connected to histories of colonialism, modern imperialism, and neo-imperialism?
Consider the following questions as you respond to the final paper prompt:
Who makes money from the industries that do the most environmental damage?
Who profits from the excessive consumption of natural resources and consumer goods?
What sectors of society are most vulnerable and likely to be impacted by the effects of climate change such as drought, fire, violent storms, and flooding?
Your paper should be 1000-1200 words or about 3-4 pages. Please pay careful attention to spelling, grammar and punctuation. Remember that citations are required for both paraphrasing and direct quotes from either the text or lecture. Feel free to cite other books and articles as needed. Include a full list of works cited at the back (APA, MLA or other citation standard).