In this piece for Local Call, I review “green” tendencies in the far-right and other right-wing responses to the climate crisis. However, I argue, the right is already profiting from the destabilization of the climate in the global south by spreading fear of migrants and implementing essentially eco-fascist policies intended to keep the climate crisis from crossing borders in the global north. Meanwhile, the only realistic path to avert total climate catastrophe is the Left’s “Green New Deal” approach, unfairly maligned as “extreme” by the mega-rich who would apparently prefer eco-fascism to such equalizing measures.
Most of my sources (linked within) are in English, and I especially recommend these pieces:
The European Far Right’s Environmental Turn (Dissent Magazine)
Why White Supremacists Are Hooked on Green Living (New Republic)
Italy’s Green Fascists (Jewish Currents)