Mr Tsakraklides' new novel gives us a clue on what could happen if Mother Nature decides to reclaim what is hers in this exciting eco-thriller. The New Earth is an interesting book and shows that Tsakraklides has talent when it comes to narrating descriptive passages which carry the reader into the near future with spark … Continue reading Book Review for A New Earth – Literary Licence Podcast
The current pandemic has undoubtedly been entirely the fault of humans, and for more reasons than one: First, our increasing encroachment into wildlife habitats brought us into contact with new viruses. Second, the disruption of ecosystems through climate change and the ecological apocalypse shifted the dynamics between viruses and hosts. And last, but not least, … Continue reading Progress Report: the global search for the Anti-Greed Vaccine
A Tale of Two Economies 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 … Continue reading The only way to reform Capitalism is to Kill it.
Our memory originally evolved as a survival tool. In its most biological definition, you may say that our memory has merely been there to help us learn from our past, so that we can recognize danger and avoid it in the future. Almost all species have some level of memory installed, for this purpose. But at … Continue reading About my new book, Photographic Heart
It was the century when Earth’s systems got a complete makeover. And the planet got an expiration date. It is a word that is still not recognised by the spelling thesaurus. Yet we have been living in the Anthropocene for many decades now: the geologic time period, according to the textbooks, when the planet is … Continue reading Media, Money, Machine: Tales of the Anthropocene System
So last night @BlackBearNews1 invited me and Brian on their show for an hour to talk about The Waken. Here’s how it went #ClimateCrisis#ClimateEmergency https://rokfin.com/stream/12297/George-Tsakraklides-Joins-The-ShowSuper-Typhoon-Rai-Death-Toll-Mounts
Protests have exploded across Europe in a violent reaction to new Covid-19 restrictions, as the continent enters yet another wave of the pandemic. Looking at the protesters' faces though, I can't help but see the face of capitalism in each and every one of us. I mean, sure I would love to be able to … Continue reading Spoiled consumers across Europe protesting against capitalism-busting lockdowns
All civilisations tend to give the false impression that, as they grow, they become more powerful, more invincible, almost unstoppable. This is an illusion. They all have one weakness, which becomes more and more pronounced, the more that they grow: Complexity. The more complexity a civilisation develops, the more fragile it becomes, just like a … Continue reading Number 81
Once upon a time in the future, 200 thousand years from now, There was a lonely toilet seat at the bottom of the ocean. It sat there motionless all day, half buried in the sand, As it watched the world go by: The flocks of small fish, the sharks, whales, and seals, All of which … Continue reading To Be Loved
Born inside a paradise full of animals and fruit The Humans started building shelves, And then walls around the shelves. They installed cash registers at the front entrance and started putting price tags on everything. Nothing was free anymore. The Earth became a huge supermarket As everything was stolen and brought inside so it can … Continue reading How To Sell Your Mother
Human civilisation is a criminal entity. Can we change that? It should not be a surprise to anyone why COP26, and all the other COPs for that matter, will ALWAYS fail, down to the very last COP that humans will ever have. Sorry to depress you. Do not be fooled by the passionate, emotional speeches … Continue reading The Planet vs. Business. Who Will Blink First?
We have finally arrived. In case you still don’t understand how dangerous the dystopia that Mark Zuckerberg is dragging us into is, go watch Vanilla Sky. Or Avatar. Or Black Mirror. It’s not a movie anymore. It’s here. Are you too lazy and depressed (and fat) to get off the couch? Don’t worry, you can … Continue reading Meta Slavery: Zuckerberg wants us all to become Avatars so that he can own us
Dear Readers and Followers, I hope this finds you well. Thank you so much for your support over the past few months while A New Earth - The Apocalypse Locus was being conceived and written, during one of the most interesting periods of my life. As with many of you in similar situations, I was living in … Continue reading A New Earth, Made out of Chaos
Imagine if the world economy had suddenly fallen appart. Container ships would pile up at ports like driftwood in a clogged river. Factories would shut down in China and people would be sent home to watch cat videos on TikTok. Supermarkets would struggle to fill up shelves with items because moving food around the globe … Continue reading What Would A Total Collapse Look Like?