Apathy Is Not Your Blankie: This Should Scare You

Bangladesh drowns while California sinks: the simultaneous fear of too much water and not enough. Ocean acidity will triple by 2100, another break in the marine food chain, causing both the subsistence and existence of your grandchildren to be uncertain. Between manufactured beach fronts in Nigeria and artificial islands in the South China Sea, how can water survive the assaults made on it? There is no singular incident, only a labyrinth of interconnected self-induced wounds that collapse with the Tibetan glaciers, but we sit idly by. This is a rallying cry: it’s not just your grandchildren, it’s you. Bangladesh is drowning and California is sinking. Water is intrinsically entangled with the political: who gets it, who does not, and the very knowledge of its molecular makeup.

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