Science and technology mediate our relationship with the natural world. In this category we explore what new technology may emerge, and how science helps us to understand the world as our climate changes.

An Interview with Kirstin Hunter, Co-Founder of Future Super

By Geoff Miller | September 27, 2020

In Australia, the superannuation industry has a young upstart company working to drive the transition towards renewable energy and ethical superannuation investment. Founded in 2014 by Simon Sheikh, Kirstin Hunter and Adam Verwey, Future Super has led by example with their ethical investment strategy. As one of the best performing funds over the last twelve months, we thought it best to turn to the ethical investment experts to better understand the future of the superannuation industry in Australia.

The Mental Health Repercussions of Climate Change

By Alexander Barnstone | September 13, 2020

Alexi Barnstone explores the mental health repercussions of climate disaster.

The Swarms of the Future: Locusts During Climate Change

By Alexander Barnstone | July 27, 2020

Instead of avoiding each other, they become attracted to one another. In a frenzy of feasting and mating locusts begin to swarm and consume, engaging in migratory feasts across mass swaths of land, putting the food security of millions at risk as they ravage the landscape.

Climate change has been linked directly to the locust swarms currently traversing from the Horn of Africa.  Abnormally wet weather in normally arid lands are linked to the multiplication of locusts. The Horn of Africa had 400 percent more rainfall in December of 2019, which created the environmental conditions for the locusts to enter the gregarious phase. 

With Global Heating, Marine Mammals Are Headed for Dangerous Waters

By Daniel Smuskowitz | July 21, 2020

It is truly baffling to think, after witnessing animals as gigantic as the blue whale and as unique as a dugong, of the distant ancestors we all hold. This spectacle of life was perhaps the very first art form, but just like a vase needs only a second to shatter. Indeed, recent science suggests the Climate Crisis may very well be the tipping point that pushes our already depleted marine mammals to a point of no return.

Forced Migration: the Mental Costs of Climate Change

By Alexander Barnstone | July 11, 2020

Forced Migration: the Mental Costs of Climate Change Alexi Barnstone – Science and Technology On the second to last Tuesday of July 2019, 13-year-old Heydi…

A Pandemic Portal – A Glimpse into the Environmental Future of our Megacities

By Geoff Miller | May 24, 2020

It’s no secret that in the face of a global pandemic residents of major cities worldwide have found some solace in the clear blue skies they have been experiencing over the past few months. Among the endless flow of COVID-19 content have been shocking images of a smog-less Los Angeles, an unrecognisable New Delhi and a bright sunny New York City.

A Wasteful Society’s Pathway to a Sustainable Future

By Jordan Goren | April 22, 2020

A Wasteful Society’s Pathway to a Sustainable Future Jordan Goren – Science and Technology As the looming threat of climate change and our presumed demise…

The Pinatubo Option and Geo-Imperialism

By Alexander Barnstone | January 15, 2020

The Pinatubo Option and Geo-Imperialism Alexander Barnstone – Science and Technology The year is 2137. Contemporary society was unable to shift course and reduce emissions…

From politics to science, culture to philosophy, The Climatized seeks to provide readers with both the exciting and daunting potential realities that could manifest due to the greatest challenge to contemporary society.