One day, another intelligent species will maybe roam the ravaged world left behind by homo sapiens. They will wonder how we lived, and how did we manage to fuck things up so badly.
An infrared thermometer, a sanitizer dispenser and a sign with meaningless orders stand at the entrance of Cisternino’s post office, completely ignored by people who just walk around them, probably without even noticing them by this point.
Olives are harvested for the first time in years at Azienda Agricola Vergari on October 21, 2021 in the countryside of Supersano, Italy. Like almost all olive growers in the Salento peninsula, an area known for its olive oil and its ancient olive groves, Vergari lost most of its olive trees to Xylella fastidiosa, a plant bacteria from Central America that over the past ten years has affected millions of trees, turning an entire province into a cemetery of dead tree trunks. After eradicating all of the farm’s centuries-old olive trees, Vergari has re-planted a new, modern olive grove using …
With Rita Accogli of the University of Lecce, Salento.
A family making its own wine at their countryside home on September 25, 2021 in the countryside between Locorotondo and Cisternino, Italy. The Itria valley, famous for its traditional wine harvest, olive groves and ancient stone houses known as trulli is a UNESCO heritage site.