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João Camargo

João Camargo is a climate activist in grassroots movement Climáximo in Portugal and in the Climate Jobs campaign. He’s an environmental engineer and climate change researcher at the University of Lisbon, where he just finished his PhD about Climate Change as a new metanarrative for humanity. He authored two books in 2018: Climate Change Combat Manual (in Portugal and Spain) and Portugal in Flames - How to rescue the forests.

Articles by this author

 

Of Fire and Water: The Portuguese Climate Justice Caravan

From the contact with the populations and the walks through wooded areas, something becomes clear and notorious: the conditions for the repetition of catastrophic forest fires not only exist again, but have worsened.

João Camargo ·


Climate Chaos: What to Learn From 2021

To keep acting as if there wasn't war declared against the planet and humanity is to accept we are already defeated. Continuing to play their game can only guarantee collapse. It's time to flip the table.

João Camargo ·


COP Is Dead. Long Live the Movement!

COP is an organization of global capitalist plans for the intensification of exploitation. It needs to be dead to us, as our presence there legitimizes a process that is simultaneously against us and against the planet.

João Camargo ·


Drill, Baby, Drill: Capitalism's Only Plan for Climate Is Collapse

If we continue not acting against the real cause of the climate crisis—the capitalist mode of production and the capitalist worldview—they will take it as a social license to carry on with collapse.

João Camargo ·


Collapse Total: New Tactics and Strategies for the Climate Justice Movement

The social alliance to take on global capitalism must be global, radical, popular, tactically, and strategically focused, while at the same time flexible and imaginative.

João Camargo ·

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