Climate change & mild discombobulation

When the parks dried up and it hadn’t rained for over a month, I wrote about how strange it all felt to have it dawn on you that this is climate change.

Ecological philosopher Timothy Morton argues that our brains are wired to generally not notice most things until they try to bite us or start behaving a bit strangely. Then — when the birds stop singing and the grass turns to sand; when we see wild fires near Manchester or in the Arctic Circle; when it just… won’t… rain… — we think: crikey, that’s not quite right, is it.