Fossil capital presents with impressive detail and theoretical clarity how the fossil fuel economy has come into being malm does not reiterate commonplaces about climate change but looks closely at its origins this extremely well written book is radical without being dogmatic. Malm presented his dissertation fossil capital in 2014 at swedens lund university the book is a tome of 797 pages in total and a breakthrough in the debate on climate change the book is a tome of 797 pages in total and a breakthrough in the debate on climate change. Andreas malm teaches human ecology at lund university sweden he is the author with shora esmailian of iran on the brink rising workers and threats of war and of fossil capital which won the isaac and tamara deutscher memorial prize. Fossil capital the rise of steam power and the roots of global warming by andreas malm verso 2016 the millowners told the workers to bow down to the steam idol or starve fossil capital explores the crisis posed by climate change by looking at the origins of capitals dependence on fossil fuels it is a significant contribution and . About fossil capital how capitalism first promoted fossil fuels with the rise of steam power the more we know about the catastrophic implications of climate change the more fossil fuels we burn how did we end up in this mess in this masterful new history andreas malm claims it all began in britain with the rise of steam power
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