…but what About the Sea Turtles?
Yesterday in this semester’s anthropology senior seminar, Anthropology at the End of Worlds, we had an interesting discussion about the popular predilection of humans to be concerned with “saving animals” as a response to being confronted with the complexities of the climate crisis. In fact, at one point we suggested that the concern with specific species might actually be a feel-good distraction from addressing the more challenging systemic issues that are the foundation of the climate crisis. After all, cute, charismatic species offer […]
Categories: Anthropocene • Tags: "the intrusion of Gaia", David Wallace-Wells, Isabelle Stengers, Peter Brannen