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The Climatized is an environmental publication that seeks to imagine the possible worlds that could emerge after climate change.

What will the world be like if we fail to act? And what could it look like if we take action?

Featured Pieces

What You Need Will Drown You

By Lydia Gregovic August 22, 2020

It has been raining for far longer than eighteen years, but that is as long as I have known it.

I was born in the midst of a downpour, fat drops breaking through the feeble shelter constructed to protect my entrance to the world and running down my mother’s legs like sweat. There were no doctors present to ease my passage; such a word has become archaic amongst those I know anyways, occupying the same space in our minds as terms like Bigfoot, and stories of the sun.

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After this Pandemic, Let’s Make Clean Air a Human Right

By Bart Shteinman August 19, 2020

Idle factories, empty highways, and grounded passenger jets. With Covid-19 shutting down broad swathes of the global economy, it has been a silver lining for some that our planet might finally be enjoying a temporary respite.

Following the initial outbreak in Wuhan, February carbon dioxide emissions were recorded to have fallen year-on-year by 25% for the entire Chinese economy.

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America’s Problem with Collective Action

By Carl Cusack August 14, 2020

Climate action, indeed any mass collective action, is paralysed by the financial precarity of the working class. Too bad financial insecurity underpins our entire economic system.

The richest 10% of Americans own 92% of stock market wealth. When the stock market gains value, rich white Americans profit disproportionately.

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Taking on the Red: The Catharsis of Silence Amid the Chaos

By Maria Rummery August 10, 2020

The Red Rebels fulfil this same function amid the many public demonstrations that are occurring in response to the environmental crisis. However, they do so without speech or song: rather, they mutely embody the emotional landscape surrounding the protest. In one of our first actions, our local Red Rebel Brigade led protesters from the Climate Strike on a march to the office of our Member of Parliament. Collectively we delivered a letter of appeal for more effective action to address climate change, which had brought prolonged drought and extreme bushfires to our region.

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From politics to science, culture to philosophy, The Climatized explores both the exciting possibilities and daunting realities of a climate-changed future.

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What Does it Mean to be Climatized?

The climate crisis - with its wildfires, flash floods, mass extinction, and more - has caused both angst and excitement to permeate throughout society. Some of us suffer from eco-anxiety, fearing what pains a changed climate could catalyse. Others of us jostle with excitement, eager to see how addressing this crisis will fundamentally change our lives.

The colossus that is the climate crisis is paralysing. In the face of climate change's maddening complexity and gargantuan scale any picture of the future becomes muddled. We have become locked in unhelpful arguments that pit ecology against economy and elevate a fake realism above scientific reality.

THE CLIMATIZED AIMS TO BREAK THAT NARRATIVE BY ACCEPTING THE REALITY OF CLIMATE SCIENCE AS THE BASIS FOR ENVISAGING HOW POLITICS, CULTURE, AND PHILOSOPHY WILL RADICALLY CHANGE.

We aim to further the discussion about what needs doing by imagining the ramifications of our actions. What could the world look like if we take the science seriously? And what might the world descend into if we fail to? To cope with eco-anxiety, we must confront this future. Exposure is the route to calm. By entertaining how the world may change, for better or worse, The Climatized aims to further the narrative by giving people a glimpse at what could be.

The Climatized is a collection of opinion pieces from thinkers, activists, and students that argue how the world might be. Our work seeks to offer a fresh perspective using current scientific and academic research. We're not climate scientists, but we do our best to listen to them. From politics to science, culture to philosophy, The Climatized is a publication solely dedicated to providing readers with both the exciting and daunting potential realities that could manifest. To acclimatize to a new world we must find the nerve to confront that reality.

Engulf yourself in exploring what the world may be like. And find solace in imagining the world of tomorrow.

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