his article originally appeared on i-D US.
How do humans fit in the future of this planet That’s one question Jake Sargent and William Defebaugh try to answer in the inaugural issue of Atmos magazine. As activists, industries, and everyday people look for ways to save the Earth from climate catastrophe, Sargent, the founder, and Defebaugh, the editor-in-chief, wanted to put the spotlight on the relationship between culture and climate. Through thoughtful stories and striking design, the print publication shows readers how humans not only have the power to destroy the planet, but also to save it.
Named after the Greek root of “atmosphere,” the biannual magazine presents climate change through a personal lens, rather than a scientific one. The first issue themed “neo-natural” was released earlier this month. It features an interview with legendary artist Yoko Ono and a photo series by Ryan McGinley, along with stories on everything from lab-grown meats to futuristic fabrics.