As organiser July Blalack said in her welcoming remarks, "Speculative Fiction is a means to shift the conversation around the postcolonial world from 'can they develop enough to catch up' or 'can they think scientifically' to the worlds that help us understand or move beyond the present moment." The decolonial imagination brings the sharpest insights to issues considered the domain of speculative fiction, making it clear that posthuman domains are not necessarily postracial, that the violence of ecocide
is not inflicted on humanity equally, and that space can be more than a place of colonisation.
The fires have coincided with this weekend's G7 summit, where the host, French President Emmanuel Macron, has said the Amazon needs better management to end the "ecocide
" that is going on in the rainforest and wants world leaders to discuss the emergency.
The French leader noted an "ecocide
" was taking place in the Amazon that required an international response.
* Festival will be opened with the Funeral of Life, a protest against ecocide
and honours those who have died defending their land and our environment
Illegal oil bunkering and artisanal refining, she says, are life-threatening activities that are driving Ogoniland faster towards not only ecocide
"Killing the Seven Sisters fields will surely be declared and recorded as an idiotic act of ecocide
by future Stirling residents.
The current generation is experiencing ecocide
, the sixth great extinction, with one million species set to become extinct in the next 10 years."
She said: "2045 is ecocide
. We're already seeing the effects of climate change, people are already dying, we're already seeing catastrophic storms, wildfire, bleaching of coral reefs, the oceans in danger.
We need to realise that unless the issue of our mutual suicide and ecocide
is tackled with no less zeal than fighting for our survival in World War II, we face extinction and all other concerns are vanity.
His topics include global warming as ecocide
, climate change catastrophes and social intersections, climate change victims, and criminological responses to climate change.
begin their book, Ecocide
in the USSR: Health and Nature under Siege, with the prediction that "When historians finally conduct an autopsy on the Soviet Union and Soviet Communism, they may reach the verdict of death by ecocide
," meaning willful destruction of the environment.
The fifteen frames are: pride; green; ethical oil; money; progress; status quo; bridging; compromise; sellout; rogue; greed; eco-justice; health; present-minded; and ecocide