CLIMATE CHANGE VIOLENCE PREVENTION 2017
Working between areas hard hit by fossil fuel extraction and areas hard hit by fossil fuel consumption caused climate change, it is possible to "tip" systemic corporate change through coordinated acts of violence prevention.
Through systems analysis we isolate particular moments spatially and temporally where violence may arise from:
- fossil fuel mining
- fossil fuel consumption
- consequences of weather and sea level rise caused by climate change
Looking at large scale geographic systems of vulnerability and resilience we ask where are the most hard hit areas due to fossil fuel consumption caused climate change and its exacerbated geopolitical conditions?
Where are these conditions likely to lead to outbreaks of violence?
Where are areas where the extraction of fossil fuels are likely to cause violence and protest?
Where are are the areas most socially vulnerable landscapes close to large scale extraction?
How can vulnerable social landscapes effected directly by large scale extraction and vulnerable social landscapes effected by adverse factors of climate change and sea level rise be coordinated to "tip" processes of extraction enough to be able to prevent extraction and climate change related violence?
Abner Calixter, a climate adaptation and sustainable development specialist and Alan Waxman are leading the project with the goal of creating greater accountability in communities between companies, governance, and residents.
Mega Mae Plenty Chief at Standing Rock Photo Ryan Vizzions