The consequences of environmental degradation have impacted people across the world for hundreds of years. In recent decades, the negative social, economic, and health impacts of global problems, particularly climate breakdown, have fallen disproportionately on those least responsible. In this episode of the “Great Unraveling?” series, Nnimmo Bassey joins Laurie Laybourn-Langton to explore how environmental destruction has impacted peoples past and present, particularly those whose voices are often marginalized within and across countries.
Nnimmo Bassey is director of the ecological think-tank Health of Mother Earth Foundation. Among other positions, he is a member of the steering committee of Oilwatch International, and was formerly chair of Friends of the Earth International. In 2010, he was awarded the Right Livelihood Award and, in 2012, the Rafto Prize.