In Gun Island, Indian author Amitav Ghosh explores human response to climate damage

//In Gun Island, Indian author Amitav Ghosh explores human response to climate damage

In Gun Island, Indian author Amitav Ghosh explores human response to climate damage

“Anyone who believes in human progress is delusional,” author Amitav Ghosh tells a rapt audience gathered among the old bookcases and oil paintings of the Shaw Library, at the London School of Econo­mics. “Climate change is the biggest threat facing human­ity. Our whole paradigm is to blame: want­ing, owning, ‘developing’, ‘progressing’.” Ghosh’s voice, soft and lilting, feels more suited to telling stories of adventures past than of impending apocalypse, but his measured tone makes the…

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