continued from previous 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 Jackson Pollock had selected just two colors and … Continue reading A New Earth – The Awakening
Continued from previoushttps://tsakraklides.com/2021/07/31/a-new-earth-to-all-new-arrivals/ Olivia looked at her notifications. Jonathan had just sent her a screenshot of a satellite image of the illuminated area of the Atlantic ocean, and a message: “on my way”. Over at the Minimalists’ corner, the ritual celebration had turned into a leadership meeting. Heading it was a woman in her early … Continue reading A New Earth – The Circle
continued from previous “Yes, I believe we have a visual right now” – said the deep fake Trump as a fuzzy image came on the screen. “Dear viewers who may have just joined: you are watching images from somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic coming to us live via satellite, where it appears we … Continue reading A New Earth – A Miracle
(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
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.
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
When I was just a few years old, our family went on our first proper summer vacation. I remember being quite confused about the concept of a rented villa. This was, after all, my first time ever living in a new “home”. My mother tried to explain: “this is not a real home, we have … Continue reading Borrowed Planet
The ocean’s emerald waters are always a welcome relief for tired eyes. They are a cure for the abuse that the retina has suffered during the day, inflicted through repeated exposure to the same light wavelengths: the cheerful but blinding whites, the brutally monotonous hay yellows, and the dusty, dull browns of the height of … Continue reading Blue Rainbow