Part of the Reflections On An Age of Anxiety Series. Under Stifling Waves is a Digital Collage which seeks relief from relentless humidity of a future of Wet Bulb Environments and turgid Heatwaves. Next month we will see out the end of one of the hottest years on record. Due to Cilmate Change extreme heatwaves are already becoming more common place, placing huge stresses on the critical infrastructure on which populations depend. Ecologists studying the hard limits of heat and survivability have warned of the potential future formation of Wet Bulb Environments as global tempretures rise. A Wet Bulb Environment occurs once the air becomes heated and saturated with humidity past a certain threshold, beyond this point a human body can no longer dispense with its excess heat through perspiration as the air has already reached maximum saturation. Without an effective means for shedding this heat, the bodies core temperature quickly builds to lethal levels. A dire warning indeed and all the more reason to keep a cool head.
Part of the Reflections On An Age of Anxiety Series. The Needle And The Damage Done / Discordia is a Digital Collage which aches with the pain of a growing epidemic in Opioid related addiction and overdose. Like Morphine and Heroin, Oxycodone and Fentanyl are Powerful synthetic derivatives of the Poppy plant. Although Oxycodone is legally available by prescription and originally intended for pain management, it is highly addictive and is resulting in daily overdose deaths in Canada and America. As the danger has become clearer and regulations have tightened on the prescription of Oxycodone; Individuals already caught in a cycle of addiction are turning to both Heroin and Fentanyl, Oxycodone's more potent, more addictive and more lethal cousin to fill the void. Its Time to toss that presciption pad in the bin.