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Mika Minio-Paluello

The Violence of Climate Change in Egypt

[Arab Youth Climate Movement acts against climate change, Mansoura, Egypt. Photo courtesy of Omar Amir via Flickr.]

In the midst of the revolutionary battles of recent years, it is easy not to notice that climate change is fundamentally changing the Middle East and North Africa we live in. This gradual transformation, much of it already inevitable, threatens to displace millions, if not tens of millions, and change the region beyond recognition. Business as usual will allow elite classes to profit from the devastation of the majority–but a just future is possible, if we fight for ...

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Mika Minio-Paluello


Mika Minio-Paluello works for arts/research/campaign collective Platform, supporting North African frontline communities and social movements that are resisting oil and gas corporations and climate change. Mika is also co-author of The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London (2012).