Friday, April 22, 2011

Simple but often overlooked point about climate change (bio)politics
...‘taking responsibility’ for the management of ... global ecological emergency actually means holding in abeyance the ethical and political concerns of all those excluded from participation in decisions upon which their survival supposedly depends. In this sense, ‘taking global responsibility’ is really a morally charged euphemism for arbitrarily extending the institutional sovereignty conferred by a technologically advanced nation on a self proclaimed scientific elite in a way that takes political power away from all others.
- Mick Smith