Basav Sen

Basav Sen directs the Climate Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.

Muslim mosque

India and Pakistan are baking, and every powerful institution is to blame

As climate change worsens and world governments continue business as usual, there will inevitably be massive resistance movements in South Asia and elsewhere in the Global South. Those of us in the North owe them our solidarity.

May 12, 2022

Trumpp and Modi

Dig Beneath the World’s Far-Right Governments — You’ll Find Fossil Fuels

From Brazil to India to the United States, extractive industries have aligned themselves with authoritarian governments waging war on minority populations.

October 22, 2019

Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Confronts a New Hurricane Season — And Old Injustices

This was no mere “natural” disaster. The impacts of Hurricane Maria were to a large extent attributable to inequalities of race, income and — critically — access to political power.

July 13, 2018