Andreas Malm interview: Why climate protesters need to embrace unrest

Given the scale of threat and the size of the organisations they are fighting, climate activists must move beyond civil disobedience to property destruction and even sabotage, says controversial campaigner Andreas Malm

Environment 27 October 2021

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Jennie Edwards

WHAT is it about Sweden and climate campaigners? It has produced Greta Thunberg, of course, but also Andreas Malm, a writer and human ecologist at Lund University and a long-time climate activist. You might think of him as Greta turned up to 11. His controversial new book, How to Blow Up a Pipeline: Learning to fight in a world on fire, has a deliberately provocative title, but in it he makes the point that escalating environmental protests, from mass civil disobedience to property destruction and even sabotage, look necessary.

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