This is the first week of two discussion weeks dedicated to Desert, in which we read to page 33 (sorry if there was confusion about that). As such there will be no voting thread this Friday but next Friday instead. Link to Riot for quick chat discussions.
This text presents a realistic, albeit bleak view, on the future of society in the face of the global crisis that is climate change. It establishes how the state will seek military control over populations displaced by the destruction of nature and how an altered climate will create incredible strain on society. It also discusses possible means of survival outside the state with the example of anarchistic ideals exemplified in Africa.
So what are your impressions of the text? Does the future of the world terrify you? Bring hope? A weird combination of the two? Will small communities be able to survive the violence brought by state powers or the environmental effects those states cause? Will you equipped a motorbike with flamethrowers and guns to hunt for water à la Mad Max?
Having separate thoughts/points as separate comments might make it easier to organise the conversation.