Nick Buxton

Nick Buxton is an experienced communications consultant and works as a publications editor and future labs coordinator for TNI. He works actively on issues of border politics, climate change, militarism and economic justice and was co-editor of  The Secure and the Dispossessed – How the military and corporations are seeking to shape a climate-changed world (Pluto Press, 2015).   He is founder and chief editor of TNI’s flagship annual publication, State of Power. His published work includes “Politics of debt” in Dignity and Defiance: Bolivia’s challenge to globalisation (University of California Press/Merlin Press UK, January 2009) and “Debt Cancellation and Civil society” in Fighting for Human Rights (Routledge, 2004).  A dual US-UK citizen, he is currently based in Wales but has also lived for a number of years in California, Bolivia, Pakistan and India.


The armed lifeboat

Militarised adaptation to climate breakdown is akin, as US journalist Christian Parenti argues, to the politics of the ‘armed lifeboat’ that seeks to secure the wealth of the few while training guns on everyone else.

June 27, 2022

Coast Guard helicopter after Hurricane Katrina

The climate security agenda is more about strengthening military power than tackling climate instability

On the surface, the military taking climate change seriously sounds like a positive thing, but when you look deeper at their strategies it’s clear that it is mainly about strengthening military power rather than stopping worsening climate change.

May 13, 2022

WEF headquarters

Global Coup d’État: Mapping the Corporate Takeover of Global Governance

Corporations have stepped beyond lobbying governments. They are integrating in policy-making at the national and international levels.

March 3, 2021


Finding Home after Paradise Burned

Carol’s experience a year on from the Paradise fires speaks to the challenges of rebuilding and recovering in a time of climate change. It also attests to the profound difference between house and home. Rebuilding a house is hard enough – especially if you aren’t wealthy or aren’t insured – but it is far more challenging to rebuild a sense of home, given how homes are tied to memories, to a community, to a time and place.

November 13, 2019

Defying Dystopia: Shaping the Climate Future We Want

In short, the climate futures they describe obscure the fact that the impact of climate change will ultimately not be determined by levels of CO2, but by structures of power. In other words, the exact impact of a climate disaster will depend on political decisions, economic wealth and social systems.

January 16, 2018

The Elephant in Paris – the Military and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In the aftermath of the terrible killings in Paris, military responses are again taking central stage

November 19, 2015

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