Today a new collaboration has sprung from the ashes of the pandemic: one between an author, and a video artist. Want to find out what we've been up to? Here's our first video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1SsuGOgAwo We are The Waken: a window into our nightmare. We are trying to turn the window into an escape route. We … Continue reading The Waken Has Launched. Time to Wake Up.
(FINE PRINT) 100 other species are going extinct daily As much as we consider Nature non-sentient, it definitely has its thinking hat on at the moment: it is beginning to tackle climate change before humans can even begin to acknowledge it. It is doing this by trying to curb human population, the number one aggravator of … Continue reading Hormonal Karma: Sperm counts are nose-diving for the most populous animal on Earth
Now that governments across the globe are broke, will the planetary bankruptcy of the past 200 years finally be acknowledged? The pandemic has put government treasuries the world over with their backs against the wall. As they sign stimulus cheque after stimulus cheque worth trillions, their desperation is evident. They have literally thrown the sink at the … Continue reading Earth In The ER
In the words of David Attenborough, “humans have overrun the planet”. From climate change to the 6th Mass Extinction, we are the most invasive species this planet has ever seen. More than the lion fish or other examples ecologists like to bring to mind. Yet the study of ecology, of ecosystem balance, is a bit of an oxymoron … Continue reading The End of “Nature Porn” and the beginning of Human Exclusion Zones: Why we simply need them, and we need them right now.
The Incomputable Math of Capitalism 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 given … Continue reading Any Green New Deal is utterly useless without severe and urgent Human Population Policies
(from Pocket Philosophy for End Times) The planet’s Social Services system. At times it may seem convoluted, chaotic and nebulous. Other times brutal, heartless and stoic. But it knows what it’s doing, what it has to do, what it has always done, as it goes door to door, hounding down the illegitimate parents. It is … Continue reading Climate Change
It was the biggest show on Earth as billions around the world gathered around their TVs eager to watch as ancient icebergs slid into the ocean in real time koalas held on to trees in crystal clear resolution as they burned alive and commercials so many commercials so many products to choose from all those … Continue reading Showtime
We built our cities on the coast of this giant bowl taking full advantage of the forgiving qualities of water Next to an abyss as deep as our confusion, we did our business Thinking the magic toilet had eatenOur invommitable sins But the whirlpool was reversible The flush took its revenge An exponential excremential soon turned into a hurricanebringing us face to face for … Continue reading Reflux
The cloud started its life small: a tiny grey blemish in the sky, completely unaware of its own malignancy. As it sat lonely at the backside of the mountain, it became used to being fed by humans, just like a butcher’s dog. It never rained, not even moved. Just sat there all alone growing fatter … Continue reading Entropy
Centuries ago, a mutated form of humans came into existence. It was so transmissible and infectious that it multiplied uncontrollably, and quickly established itself all over the world. Its origin was the tiny region of Europe. Although small, the mutant nations of England, Spain, France, Portugal, Belgium and others, possessed a number of mutations in … Continue reading The Mutant Variant That Took Over The Planet