Without our seas, the Earth would already be much hotter. While the oceans themselves are also falling victim to rising temperatures, they continue to play an essential role within our ecosystem. One we still take far too much for granted. According to Chris Armstrong, a new (geo)politics for the oceans is therefore long overdue.
Chris Armstrong is a Professor of Political Theory at the University of Southampton. He is the author of A Blue New Deal: Why We Need A New Politics for the Ocean (2022) and various other books on global justice. Once you’ve heard him speak at the Brainwash Festival, you’ll never see the sea the same way again.