• neighboursfortheplanet

How Does a Nation Adapt to Its Own Murder?

"BRUNY ISLAND, Australia — The name of the future is Australia.


These words come from it, and they may be your tomorrow: P2 masks, evacuation orders, climate refugees, ocher skies, warning sirens, ember storms, blood suns, fear, air purifiers and communities reduced to third-world camps.


Billions of dead animals and birds bloating and rotting. Hundreds of Indigenous cultural and spiritual sites damaged or destroyed by bush fires, so many black Notre Dames — the physical expression of Indigenous Australians’ spiritual connection to the land severed, a final violence after centuries of dispossession.


Everywhere there is a brittle grief, and it may be as much for what is coming as for what is gone."


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