“Cold War vs. Global Warming: The two dominating narratives of the 20th century”, Hartmut Marhold (CIFE)

In the context of an open letter written by international NGOs to President Biden urging him to prioritize addressing climate change and to not engage in a new Cold War against China, Hartmut Marhold examines the two paradigms that inform understanding of international relations in the 20th and early 21st century:. Underlining that the sustainable development concepts fail to include the East-West divide, while otherwise succeeding at relating humans against humans and humans against the planet interpretations, he closes by stressing that climate change now plays a decisive role in international relations.

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