Last week I ran into a friend who’s a media studies scholar. We caught up about our work – she’s busy with a paper about the media representation of face masks. What am I working on? A paper on China’s provision of coal-powered electricity in Africa. Oh, she said with real sympathy – poor you.
You know what? She’s not wrong. Reading exactly how much money China has pumped into highly polluting coal capacity in the Global South is depressing AF – even more so than I had expected.
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