A flow of associations to the climate crisis

Exiting chatter around her. It’s evident that the small café has only just opened. Everything seems a little disorganized. A zero-waste cafe in the middle of Cologne. A nice idea. Maybe, hopefully, it will catch on. The optimism is almost contagious. She is waiting for her friend, who is ordering their coffees at the counter. Her hands resting on the dark table, fidgeting with the … Continue reading A flow of associations to the climate crisis

My daily struggle in the supermarket

And once again I’m standing in the supermarket. People swirl around me, an impatient energy hovers in the room. Since the pandemic, every trip to the supermarket feels like a battle. I look down at my sloppy written shopping list: I still need milk. Milk. And again, I’m faced with a dilemma I encounter almost every day: Should I go for the sustainable alternative, or … Continue reading My daily struggle in the supermarket

What my growing interest in chess tells me about climate communication

There is an app installed on my cell phone—an app for learning chess. Until a few weeks ago, chess has never really interested me. Because, honestly, when I want to show people how bad I am at forward-thinking, I just shove my current account balance in their faces. I’ve come to associate the game with headaches; it’s dull, dispassionate, almost a little pretentious. When others … Continue reading What my growing interest in chess tells me about climate communication