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Icarus Complex

Icarus Complex, Issue 5

Icarus Complex, Issue 5

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Icarus Complex is a biannual magazine. What are the challenges and what are the potential weapons of action from an economic, political, legal and grassroots perspective? We take an in-depth look at the issues surrounding climate change. The aim of the magazine is to dissect humanity’s icarus complex, this idea that we have jumped off a cliff, mid-flight and confident in our own momentum, but in denial about the impending crash if we do not change course. You can find out more in our shop.

In this issue:

We look at forests and in particular what devastating effects deforestation can have on the lives of the indigenous Sami people in Green energy threatens Saami way of life by journalist Zoe Casey, while Emma Bryce looks at whether the EU’s new law can help curb this tendency in Can a new EU law help to slow global deforestation?

What is often being touted as a good energy alternative is natural gas but Adam Wentworth uncovers some of the myths attached to that notion in Natural Gas lives to fight another day.

In the finance section we look at both Green and Blue bonds while Zainab Mahmood underlines our commitment to reporting on grassroot movements across the globe in Culture and community: the core of climate justice in Pakistan where she looks at what groups of activists with entirely different backgrounds are doing to fight the worst effects that climate injustice can have on community in a country that has been battered by severe natural disasters.

Finally we are happy to present a collaboration for our Reflections section with photographer Benjamin Swanson. And in our Canvas section Artico Fracassi explore what a future under climate threat could look like with the help of AI.

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