|Born||1976 or 1977 (age 46–47)|
Andreas Malm (born 1976 or 1977) is a Swedish author and an associate professor of human ecology at Lund University. He is on the editorial board of the academic journal Historical Materialism, and has been described as a Marxist. 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.
In 2010, Malm joined the Socialistiska Partiet; he had been in contact with the party since attending a summer camp they ran in 1997.
In 2012, Malm defended his thesis (which later became the book Fossil Capital) to obtain a PhD from Lund University.
Malm has authored several books and is a contributor to the magazine Jacobin. In his book How to Blow Up a Pipeline: Learning to Fight in a World on Fire, published in January 2021, he argued that sabotage and property damage would be logical components of the movement against climate change.
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 it was more profitable. In particular, steam allowed prime movers to be located near cheap labor rather than bound to suitable waterways.
In September 2021, Malm was a guest on The New Yorker Radio Hour, where he echoed the central claim of How to Blow Up a Pipeline by advocating for the climate movement to utilize sabotage as a tactic and embrace a diversity of tactics.
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