Hey hey! Just checking in after my first day of work – it’s going to be an exciting time for sure! I am sure to learn loads about climate change and sustainable development policies, and share it all with you – as well as some of my thoughts on my last placement! For now, though, let me share something I watched over dinner:
This is a really brilliant take on World War II history, breaking it down over a war for resources – namely, the possibility of achieving food independence. It also takes on a long-ignored issue, namely that of starvation in the colonies (I already once mentioned this in my post on famines). And shines a thoughtful light onto the possibility of future conflict, especially as we are heading into a time of resource scarcity and calls for ‘food independence’ and ‘autarky’ are appearing again in the speeches of politicians (I’m looking at you, Putin). Hopefully we can remember that such thinking has always led to catastrophe.