Environment, Environmentalities, Climate Change, Ireland, Anthropocene, Speculative Imaginaries, Ecological Crisis, Irish Literature.
This chapter explores the relationship between climate, capital, and culture through the contemporary expression of environmentalities in twenty-first century Ireland. It argues that a key issue at stake with our current planetary, climate, and ecological crisis is not the question of the environment per se, but rather is the question of environmentalities. It argues that the problems of species thinking and scale jumping have been key in shaping a western ontological relationship to the environment. The chapter finally argues for the need of speculative imaginaries, of new ways of thinking about the wicked problem of our climate and ecological emergencies.