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.
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.
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.
LE CESINE NATURE RESERVE, ITALY: Fire, temperature and weather sensors are set up by the CMCC (Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change) to monitor and predict wildfires seen on September 22, 2021 in Le Cesine nature reserve, Italy. The recent and unprecedented wildfires around the Mediterranean Sea prompted leaders to sign a historic agreement to collectively tackle climate change. (Photo by Janos Chiala/Getty Images)