Simon Pirani is Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, and has written widely on Soviet history and energy issues. His books include Burning Up: A Global History of Fossil Fuel Consumption (Pluto, 2018), The Russian Revolution in Retreat (Routledge, 2008) and Change in Putin’s Russiao, 2009).
Of all the fossil fuels ever consumed, more than half were burned in the last 50 years. Simon Pirani examines the technological, social and economic systems we need to tackle in order to solve global warming.Read full article
A video of Simon Pirani’s 2018 seminar on fossil fuel consumption at the Tyndall Centre in Manchester.Watch Video
Public concern about the climate crisis is at a record high. In the era of Greta Thunberg, Extinction Rebellion and the Green New Deal, we talk about the importance of putting ‘climate justice’ at the heart of the environmental movement.Read full article