In the land of fruit and nuts a white ‘…environmental professor at Santa Clarita University in California recently blamed the global “climate crisis,” which he asserts has developed in raging wildfires on the West Coast and hurricanes on the East Coast, on no one other than “white supremacy.”
Ted Grudin, who got his Ph.D. in environmental science from the University of California-Berkely, issued an op-ed in the Earth Island Journal a week ago titled “How White Supremacy Caused the Climate Crisis.”
In the op-ed, the university professor explained that “embedded in the theory of racial supremacy is the theory of human supremacy over nature, which has brought environmental calamity upon us.”
As Grudin explains it, white supremacy progresses on the “accumulation of wealth and power” of a select few, namely Caucasians, and the “oppression and destruction” of everyone and everything else.
White people, he claimed, have always believed that dominance and control are their “natural rights” and have thus sought to “colonize peoples and lands.”
After many many years, here we are, racism, wildfires, and hurricanes… Below you can read a section of his article:
I write this today from California, a state currently besieged, yet again, by historic fires that are raging across the US West Coast just as other parts of the country also reel from the horrific outgrowths of the climate crisis — including deadly hurricanes on the US East Coast. In other places around the country, innocent people are being gunned down by police — and violent White supremacists — because of the color of their skin, or because they stand against the brutality of racism. How did the world arrive at a place where both nature and humanity suffer so severely, and in such a concurrent manner? And are these seemingly separate issues somehow profoundly linked? Did racism not only fuel horrific violence, but also global warming itself?
The climate crisis was and is fueled by a racial supremacy that has long devalued everything and everyone but the “chosen ones.” The hierarchical worldview of White supremacy means that moral value is measured by the profits and powers of that select group, to the detriment of everyone, and everything, else. Colonized peoples and lands are perceived only as tools for the accumulation of wealth and power. Oppression and destruction based on racialized, gendered, and other socially constructed categories are rooted in the idea that dominance and control are the “natural” rights of White people, particularly men.
All of this has made Grudin believe that the climate crisis will never be solved so long as white supremacy dominates society.
“To fight the climate crisis, we must dismantle White supremacy and its destructive arrogance towards humanity and nature,” he concluded.’https://dailyrednews.com/california-environmental-professor-claims-the-main-cause-of-wildfires-and-hurricanes-is-white-supremacy/