A Conversation on Climate Change.

An illustration for Current Conservation Vol 10 Issue 2, for a conversation between Amitav Ghosh and Kartik Shanker on Ghosh’s newest book – The Great Derangement, and our apparent inability (even indifference) to the global effects of climate change, and how collective action to counter these are mired in opinion or belief rather than a considered response to facts. The illustration was created using the author’s analysis of modern historical events and current ways of living; making cataclysmic storms, tornadoes and rising sea levels possibly an inevitable result of anthropogenic climate change.

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2 Comments to “A Conversation on Climate Change.”

  1. Amitav Ghosh has always been the one to deftly delineate the schisms in society and our relation to our external world. Both ‘A Hungry Tide’ and ‘Shadow Lines’ comes to mind.

  2. The illustration looks very apt. Reminds one of words of Terence McKenna:

    “The apocalypse is not something which is coming. The apocalypse has arrived in major portions of the planet and it’s only because we live within a bubble of incredible privilege and social insulation that we still have the luxury of anticipating the apocalypse.”

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