We should blame men for the climate crisis | Letter

Lucy Ellmann on 5,000 years of male-led environmental destruction

Arwa Mahdawi claims that are not responsible for (Don’t blame men for the climate crisis – we should point the finger at corporations, 27 July). This lets off the hook a little too lightly. Not only are they the instigators of the ruinous Industrial Revolution, which led to the vast contamination of air, water and land, but have also spent the last 5,000 years fighting, killing, colonising, enslaving, marauding, and yelling about football.

Who invented the capitalist system that Mahdawi agrees is so destructive? And who owns the corporations she so rightly condemns? .

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