Serifos is derived from the Greek word meaning barren or fruitless. Whoever gave the island its name must not have seen the land in the dead of March, when poppies grow up between the stones and cows graze in meadows that will disappear by May.
Last spring, there were no Lenten rains. Infertility persisted with only dry bushes of fennel and ironwort to brew into tea as winter stretched on. The reservoir over the mountain ran low and the villagers kept their faucets open for the unpredictable handful of hours there would be running water.
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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?
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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