Andreas Malm
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Andreas Malm
Andreas Malm
Andreas Malm at Code Rood 2018.jpg
Malm giving a lecture at Code Rood Action Camp 2018 in Groningen
Born1976/1977 (age 43-44)
OccupationAuthor, professor
EmployerLund University
TitleAssociate senior lecturer

Andreas Malm (born 1976 or 1977)[1] is a Swedish[2] author and an associate senior lecturer of human ecology at Lund University.[3][4] He sits on the editorial board of the academic journal Historical Materialism,[5] and has been described as a Marxist.[6] Naomi Klein, who quoted Malm in her book This Changes Everything, describes him as "one of the most original thinkers on the subject" of climate change.[7]


In 2010, Malm joined the Socialistiska Partiet; he had been in contact with the party since attending a summer camp they ran in 1997.[8]

In 2012, Malm defended his thesis (which later became the book Fossil Capital) to obtain a PhD from Lund University.[9][10]

Malm has authored several books and is a contributor to the magazine Jacobin.[3][11] In his book How to Blow Up a Pipeline: Learning to Fight in a World on Fire, he argued that sabotage and property damage would be logical components of the movement against climate change.[12]

In a May 2021 article in The Guardian, Brett Christophers wrote that research by Malm suggests that manufacturers during the Industrial Revolution switched from water power to steam not because steam was cheaper but because is was more profitable. In particular, steam allowed prime movers to be located near cheap labor rather than bound to suitable waterways.[13]


  • Iran on the Brink: Rising Workers and Threats of War, written with Shora Esmailian, published 2007 by Pluto Press[14]
  • Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming, published 2016 by Verso Books and awarded the Deutscher Memorial Prize[15][16][17]
  • The Progress of This Storm: Nature and Society in a Warming World, published 2017 by Verso Books[18][19]
  • Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency: War Communism in the Twenty-First Century, published 2020 by Verso Books[20][21]
  • How to Blow Up a Pipeline: Learning to Fight in a World on Fire, published 2021 by Verso Books[22][23]
  • White Skin, Black Fuel: On the Danger of Fossil Fascism, written with The Zetkin Collective, published 2021 by Verso Books[24]

See also

  • Lund University – Swedish university
  • Human ecology – Study of the relationship between humans and their natural, social, and built environments
  • Climate change – Current rise in Earth's average temperature and its effects.


  1. ^ Gladi?, Mladen (5 August 2020). "Im Kapitalozän" [In the Capitalocene] (in German). Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ "Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency; What Would Nature Do? - review". the Guardian. 13 December 2020. Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ a b Schmeisser, Susann. "Andreas Malm - Humanities & Social Change". Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ "Human Ecology". Lund University.
  5. ^ "Editorial Board | Historical Materialism". Retrieved 2021.
  6. ^ Crane, Bill. "Climate Change | International Socialist Review". Retrieved 2021.
  7. ^ "Progress of the Storm". Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved 2021.
  8. ^ Karlström, Gunvor (3 May 2010). "Andreas Malm, ekosocialistisk debattör: Därför går jag med i SP" [Andreas Malm, eco-socialist debater: Here's why I joined the SP] (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 12 May 2010. Retrieved 2021.
  9. ^ "Andreas Malm". Retrieved 2021.
  10. ^ Malm, Andreas (2013). "The Origins of Fossil Capital: From Water to Steam in the British Cotton Industry". Historical Materialism. 21 (1): 15-68. doi:10.1163/1569206X-12341279. ISSN 1465-4466.
  11. ^ "Andreas Malm". Retrieved 2021.
  12. ^ Dechristopher, Tim (16 February 2021). "In a World on Fire, Is Nonviolence Still an Option?". YES! Magazine. Retrieved 2021.
  13. ^ Christophers, Brett (25 May 2021). "Big oil companies are driven by profit - they won't turn green by themselves". The Guardian. London, United Kingdom. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2021.
  14. ^ Malm, Andreas (2007). Iran on the brink : rising workers and threats of war. Esmailian, Shora. London: Pluto. ISBN 978-1-84964-343-6. OCLC 654103854.
  15. ^ "Fossil Capital". Retrieved 2021.
  16. ^ "Past Recipients". The Deutscher Memorial Prize. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 2021.
  17. ^ Malm, Andreas (2016). Fossil capital : the rise of steam-power and the roots of global warming. London. ISBN 978-1-78478-129-3. OCLC 900912182.
  18. ^ "The Progress of This Storm". Retrieved 2021.
  19. ^ Malm, Andreas (2018). The progress of this storm : nature and society in a warming world. London. ISBN 978-1-78663-415-3. OCLC 1004424810.
  20. ^ "Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency". Retrieved 2021.
  21. ^ Malm, Andreas. Corona, climate, chronic emergency : war communism in the twenty-first century. London. ISBN 1-83976-216-0. OCLC 1159810165.
  22. ^ "How to Blow Up a Pipeline". Retrieved 2021.
  23. ^ Malm, Andreas (5 January 2021). How to Blow Up a Pipeline: Learning to Fight in a World on Fire. Verso Books. ISBN 978-1-83976-025-9. OCLC 1141142279.CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  24. ^ "White Skin, Black Fuel". Retrieved 2021.

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