A Climate-Changed future is here.
Let's talk about it.
What is The 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.
The Climatized Editors
Geoff graduated from UTS last year with a Bachelor of Business with Honours in Economics. He's curious about the nature of economic and social systems, an unapologetic Utopian idealist and, as a self-proclaimed Minimalist, desperate to tackle overconsumption at its core.
Alexi Barnstone is a current Honours student at the University of Sydney studying political philosophy. Having graduated majoring in psychology and philosophy, his fascination with climate change centres around how the human condition and government will be altered in the years to come.
Barton is a current student at the University of Sydney doing a Bachelor of Arts and Economics. A self-described entrepreneurial socialist, Barton is gripped by the contradictions between capital, democracy and ecology that have generated the climate crisis, and how unifying them might regenerate our world.
Zoë studied political and legal anthropology at Mount Holyoke College. She doesn’t like labels, but she does believe in intersectionality and radical optimism as political strategies for imagining solutions to climate change. She currently lives and works in New York City.
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 due to the greatest challenge to contemporary society.