A planet we ourselves have brought into radical imbalance
EARTH: Anthropocene means more than writing about ecology, environmental history or global warming. How about the greenhouse effect heating the ocean at such a speed that it is equivalent to pouring a billion boiling teacups into the ocean every second?
- We must be happy, even with the prospect of extinction
INTERVIEW: The Italian activist philosopher Franco "Bifo" Berardi talks to MODERN TIMES about America's arrogance, loneliness, rebellion, mortality, and Buddhism as role models.
To salvage what is salvaged can
TECHNOLOGY: Are artificial intelligence and drones good news for nature and the protection of the planet's ecosystems?
From eco-nightmares to historical relief
EARTH OF THE EARTH: In a groundbreaking new collective novel, we can read about how the climate crisis is escalating and a new ecological world order is emerging.
Time has changed direction and is now coming from the future
PHILOSOPHY: We are now in the violence of the future: the most important thing in life is increasingly something that has not happened yet. Philosophy must re-evaluate its old metaphysical categories.
CRISIS Is nature in its essence erotic? And has capitalism – which will make us desire more of everything – overused our very capacity for desire?
The masses and the people
PSYCHOLOGY: Is it possible to understand why the majority choose a leader or a slave-like existence?
China as the leader of an ecological civilization
ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY: The future of the world depends on China taking its environmental commitments seriously
“It would is not over. Long live what it would be! ”
NATURE: The attempt to control nature's wildness locally has created uncontrolled effects globally. Do we have to freeze and sweat more in the future, or is civilization far wilder?
The fires are natural for the landscape!
The ecology of the landscape: Who is responsible for the fires? With this year's forest fire season in California and Oregon, are we witnessing a new kind of "cultural disaster"?
The eco-anarchist on Greek Hydra: To be able to step out of our western everyday life
PORTRAIT: Can you today live a life where you sing until sunrise and dance at sunset? According to Don Lowe, all Greeks are anarchists at heart.
The Norwegian double standard
ENVIRONMENTAL PIONEERS: The story of the history of Norwegian environmental thinking is an ambivalent portrait of Norway's imagined role as an environmental nation.
The age of panic
KATE stanza: We humans have lost control of the development we have initiated. The catastrophe is a warning that comes too late, and the elites make themselves unresponsive to the danger signals. Can we avoid panicky escape from the common problems?
From stone age hunting to industrial slaughter
PLANT COST: Is there no way beyond meat?
Dormant ideological viruses
CROWN: Will a far more favorable ideological virus spread and hopefully infect us, the virus that makes us think of another society, beyond the nation-state, a society that realizes itself as global solidarity and cooperation?
Migrant: How hospitable can one be expected to be? Those who do not belong anywhere become poets, because they have to invent a new form of world citizenship, writes Alain Badiou.
The pandemic will create a new world order
Mike Davis: According to activist and historian Mike Davis, wild reservoirs, like bats, contain up to 400 types of coronavirus that are just waiting to spread to other animals and humans.
The nature of man's blind zone
A GOOD NATURE? In the philosopher Arne Johan Vetlesen's new book, the environmental problems are a symptom that our thinking is completely wrong. May we perhaps open ourselves to the fact that everything around us is the soul?
Criminal networks eradicate wild species
ILLEGAL Catch: Chinese mafia deals with swim bladders from fish, Mexican fishermen are pressed into criminal activity and police are terrified.
Ambivalent about gene manipulation
GENREDIGERING The new gene technology is putting a lot of risk on patients, parents and researchers. When letting nature take its course becomes controversial, choice itself becomes a problem.
Gonzo interpretation of Surrealism's sorceress
COMPROMISE: The book by artist Leonora Carrington is a journey into the jungle of surrealism, a successful escape from the conventional and a fantasy infiltration of the established.
From individual participation to authoritarian politics
POLICY: Does technology development destabilize modern democracies? China can be seen as a positive counterpart to the West.
Politically correct porn book on French oppression
KOLONISEX: Middle-class porn or a welcome new look at sexual relations during the colonial era? That is the question of critics of the French magnificent Sexe, race et colonies.
A dangerous transhumanism
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Nick Dyer-Whitford is a ring fox in critical studies of technology and artificial intelligence. He also criticizes luxury communism and the so-called accelerationists.
To start all over again
PHILOSOPHY: Hannah Arendt's age-old work explores thinking, freedom, will and the future. Is there anything thought-provoking about our technologically automated communities?