MIT lecture: ‘Is Islamophobia Accelerating Global Warming?’

Particle physics and string theory pose plenty of interesting questions, but educators at Massachusetts Institute of Technology this week wrestled with yet another vexing dilemma: “Is Islamophobia Accelerating Global Warming?”

That was the topic at a Monday panel at the venerable Boston school whose alums include Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Michael Bloomberg and Charles and David Koch. The presentation, sponsored by the school’s Global Studies and Languages Department, looked at “an entanglement of two crises, metaphorically related with one being a source of imagery for the other and both originating in colonial forms of capitalist accumulation,” according to an online advertisementfor the event.