By exploring the multiple natures of a naturalist cosmology
within the empirical terrain of climate science, this article examines
what remains of the nature-culture divide in the Anthropocene. While
scientists are familiar with critiques of scientific realism and work
within a repertoire of multiple natures, they also maintain the boundary
between the epistemic object (climate) and the material object (ice).
While for science studies, the main object of science is socio-material
practices, such as ice core drilling, for the scientists this drilling is more
of a theatrical performance for the public and the funders. I argue that
the tension between science and science studies can be circumnavigated
by a double move: remaining faithful to the ways in which scientists
draw modern boundaries, but also eliciting their reflexive ways of
dealing with multiple natures from within a naturalist cosmology.