Historical Inequality

Envisioning Disabled and Just Futures- Mutual Aid as an Adaptive Strategy for Environmental Change and Ecological Disablement

Mutual aid networks of care offer models of local level adaptive strategies in the face of mass disabling events such as climate change and biodiversity loss.

Colonial contexts and the feasibility of mitigation through transition- A study of the impact of historical processes on the emissions dynamics of nation-states

Historical exposure to logics of extractive colonialism accounts for up to 11% of variation in emissions-development relationships across nations, and moderates the association that emissions per capita, emissions per dollar, and total emissions have with development.

Does racism have inertia? A study of historic redlining's impact on present-day associations between development and air pollution in US cities

Historical redlining is associated with present day pollution, and intensifies the relationship between development and pollution as well.

How colonialism's legacy makes it harder for countries to escape poverty and fossil fuels today

Can we find a way to lift nearly half of the world out of poverty and still reduce fossil fuel use? There can be no sustainable development, and likely no energy transition, if poverty is not addressed too.

Colonization, Slavery, and Path Dependencies in the Fossil Economy

Identifies a need for direct intervention in historically entrenched forms of inequality.

Locked into Emissions- How Mass Incarceration Contributes to Climate Change

Increases in incarceration within states are associated with increases in industrial emissions, and that increases in incarceration lead to a more tightly coupled association between gross domestic product per capita and industrial emissions.

W.E.B. Du Bois and interdisciplinarity- A comprehensive picture of the scholar’s approach to natural science

Throughout his life, W.E.B. Du Bois actively engaged the scientific racism infecting natural sciences and popular thought. We draw on archival research and Du Bois’ own scholarship to investigate his general approach to interdisciplinarity in efforts to curb the racism of his time through empiricism.

Racial Justice is Climate Justice- Racial capitalism and the fossil economy

An exploration of the links between the development of the racial and fossil capitalism.

How Long Can Neoliberalism Withstand Climate Crisis?

The difficulties of implementing renewables effectively in a social landscape characterized by systemic racial inequalities, neoliberal policy, environmental change, and regularized disaster.

Time, Power and Environmental Impact- A Growth Curve Model of the Relationship Between Temporal Change and CO2 Emissions Per Capita.

In nations belonging to the core and semi-periphery, temporal advance is associated with increases in CO2 emissions per capita, rather than the decreases that might be expected