Linocut, 2020

There is a conundrum at the heart of the discussion surrounding climate change: in geological terms, this change is happening at warp speed. On a human scale, it is happening at a rate that is too slow to be alarming to many people. Climate change is a prime example of what Rob Nixon presents in his book, Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor: “By slow violence I mean a violence that occurs gradually and out of sight, a violence of destruction that is dispersed across time and space, an attritional violence that is typically not viewed as violence at all.”