It’s freezing in LA! n.9


IFLA! is an independent magazine with a new perspective on climate change. Escaping all kinds of polarization and distancing itself from both the remote technical language of science and the indignant outrage of activism, this independent magazine chooses a third way, the middle way. Its pages host writers and illustrators from a variety of industries who are asked to give their opinion on how climate change will affect society.

IFLA! provides original, engaging and surprising content, expanding the environmental discussion and offering a range of vocabulary and insights not found elsewhere.

Dimensions: 21x27.5 cm
Number of pages: 56
Soft cover
English language

In autumn 2020, the UK National Health Service published "Delivering a Net Zero National Health Service", a decarbonisation strategy. The attempt at such an important document in the midst of the pandemic was a powerful symbol.
Healthcare is often seen as somehow too fragile and too important to require change. How can we criticize the piles of plastic waste that leave our hospitals every day when they are serving to save lives?
But it is precisely because healthcare is so fragile and important that we need to think seriously about how it intersects with climate change.
In this new issue of It's Freezing in LA! let's explore what climate change means for health.
We delve into the toxic materials and systems of our daily lives, with Owen Hatherley reflecting on the future of the London suburbs; Aja Barber grappling with fast fashion, Dr. Arianne Shavisi overthrows waste colonialism and Imani Jacqueline Brown outlines the racist-laden history and current impact of chemical weapons.
Let's analyze health care itself: activists and writers Abi Deivanayagam and Rhiannon Osbourne unearth the colonial roots and symptoms of a troubled system, Esther Kaner explores alternative forms of health care, and Nadia Whittome, MP and former health assistant, explains. the vital links between healthcare and a Green New Deal.
And so on.