Civilization is doomed. Nothing can be done. The question is not ‘if’, but ‘when’. Anthropologist Aet Annist connects climate fatalism to global inequality, since angst about being inconvenienced assumes we live comfortable lives to begin with. Fear produces radically different responses: hope for individual survival or a demand for global intergenerational equality.
is a senior researcher in ethnology at the University of Tartu. She has worked on post-socialist development and migration, and is currently working on an anthropology of climate fears.