protesting climate change or demanding international greenhouse gas reductions in no way constitute Fighting Back Against Neoliberalism, as a default they’re ways of participating in a neoliberal environmental imaginary dominated by theoretically simplistic biogeochemical abstractions, cost-benefit analysis and omnipresent but fluid risk, and pretending that it’s intrinsically some sort of radical challenge to the dominant social formation only makes it more difficult to mount any effective opposition

great seeing politicians and celebrities marching alongside indigenous protestors in new york but it strikes me that there’s an ugly undercurrent to the effect that acknowledging and supporting their sovereignty is contingent on a) the first nations in question being opposed to fossil fuel extraction on their land and b) said support being an effective instrument in advancing Climate Action Now rather than a basic obligation?