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University of St Andrews
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My research and teaching largely focuses on global justice. I consider severe poverty a fundamental human rights violation, and would like to help promote academics' impact on this issue.

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At 7:23am on May 24, 2011, Ms Rianne C. ten Veen said…
Hello Elizabeth, nice to meet you yesterday at the ASAP event. As promised you might be interested in Jean-Francois (Jeff) Mouhot's article drawing parallels between slavery (first slavery was OK, then it was understood not to have very nice 'side effects' but necessary for 'progress'...) and climate change (first denial, now increasingly accepted, but still seeing those affected most as 'necessary collateral damage' on road to 'progress')... will parallels continue (and we thus one day find climate cahnge abhorrent and realise we don't need to kill the planet, like we realised we could still progress without slavery)?!
Past connections and present similarities in slave
ownership and fossil fuel usage
Jean-François Mouhot
Received: 2 April 2008 / Accepted: 29 October 2010 / Published online: 25 November 2010
© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
http://www.springerlink.com/content/w310wk5g49w83650/fulltext.pdf

author profile (I know him through our engagement in B'ham Friends of the Earth/ Faith & Climate Change project):
http://www.historycultures.bham.ac.uk/staff/mouhot.shtml

In peace, Rianne
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