Environmental Geopolitics and Outer Space

  title={Environmental Geopolitics and Outer Space},
  author={Julie Michelle Klinger},
  pages={666 - 703}
  • J. Klinger
  • Published 3 May 2021
  • Sociology
  • Geopolitics
ABSTRACT The cultural, legal, budgetary, infrastructural, and logistical processes through which the contemporary space race unfolds have measurable environmental footprints on Earth and in outer space. The question of where these footprints fall is arbitrated by larger questions of geopolitical power and vulnerability, which means that human engagement with outer space is also a question of environmental justice. On Earth, environmental (in)justice unfolds on multiple scales: local and… 
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