Lunchbox/Soapbox: Michael Green on Bursting the Carbon Bubble
How does climate change threaten your savings? And how do your savings threaten climate change? Can you do anything about it?
One of the world’s fastest-growing social movements calls for citizens and institutions to sell out of fossil fuels. But it’s not only a matter of morality. Hard-headed analysts say there’s a growing risk of a collapse in the value of fossil fuel investments. Taken together, these warnings present a new way to understand our climate crisis.
Michael Green is a journalist in Melbourne. He has written about environmental and social issues for the Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Nature, Nautilus, Smith Journal, Right Now and Overland, among others. He is the coordinator of Behind the Wire, and has been working on a book of people’s stories from detention called They Cannot Take the Sky, which will be published in March 2017 by Allen & Unwin. He is also producing an exhibition at Melbourne’s Immigration Museum based on the stories in the book, which will open on 17 March 2017.