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David stood in the middle of the square, allowing himself to process the new landscape around him: anywhere he cast his eyes, it was chaos. It was destruction. It was a visual mess, a battle between green and brown — as if an angry…
The Latin roots of the word consumption give away some fairly revealing hints as to how our consumer-based civilization had, since its very early stages, already began its transformation into a planet-cidal death cult. Con(altogether) and Sumere(take-up) basically means complete and total exhaustion of a resource. This is how humans…
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The impact humans are having on the planet has always been the result of a very simple equation, with two basic multiplier components: 1) how much impact the average human has on the planet (emissions, habitat destruction, pollution etc.) and 2) how many humans are on the planet at a…
By now, some of us have began to realise that our economic system is responsible for the totality of the mess our planet is in: natural destruction, accelerating mass extinction, exploitation and inequality, and deterioration of physical and mental health. In fact, all of the above are necessary ingredients of…
Spawned into abundance
offspring of a wealthy family
you were cursed with a cognitive malfunction
gorging on your mother’s unlimited milk
as she cleaned up after your messes.
And then the wind changed
Covered in your own filth,
you watched the earth burn
you saw your cities melt
It is here,
where two bitter rivals once declared a truce.
Digging into their permanent trenches,
they put down their weapons long ago,
nonchalantly resigned to a treaty
neither of them care for anymore.
Because this is where the sea gave up trying,
leaving its last breath on the shore.
You built your lonely castle in the dark,
crafted in complete silence,
as you patiently labored
a lifetime’s work in anonymity.
You aged gracefully,
letting time encroach,
carve its scaffolds on your fortress.
Until one day,
Long after you died,
your castle was thrusted out into the spotlight,