The Global South Knows the West Better Than the West Knows Itself

The Global South Knows the West Better Than the West Knows Itself
Flames advance during a wildfire in Ferreras de Abajo in northwestern Spain, July 18, 2022 (AP photo by Emilio Fraile).

This past weekend a friend from Paris came to visit us in the north of England for an unusual reason. Though we were all happy to spend time together, the main purpose of his stay was to get away from the punishing heat wave that was due to hit Western Europe. We took advantage of the pleasantly warm weather to show him some of the local attractions, including a visit to Hadrian’s Wall, which 2,000 years ago marked the northern boundary of the Roman Empire. I jokingly referred to him as our first “climate refugee,” a nod to the well-established […]

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