Saturday, September 24, 2011

Climate Change Poems: Index

Opening slides for poetry videos

Two global events occurred on September 24, 2011:

1. Moving Planet, a worldwide rally to demand solutions to the climate crisis.

2. 100 Thousand Poets for Change, a demonstration/celebration of poetry to promote serious social, environmental, and political change.

I thought: Why not do both?

I posted one poem per hour (at any time during that hour), beginning at 00:00-01:00 and ending at 23:00-24:00 Eastern Time on Saturday, September 24.

Each poem took its cue from an article dealing with climate change. The articles had been posted beginning on September 15 -- the date of the 24-hour Climate Reality Project that inspired me to do this -- to September 19, the day I drafted the twenty-fourth poem.

Thanks to everyone who followed my posts during the day and/or night, and to the event organizers, volunteers, and participants!

Hour 1: "The Warming Island"
Sources: "New atlas shows extent of climate change" (John Vidal, Guardian, Sept. 15, 2011) and "Times Atlas 'wrong' on Greenland ice" (Richard Black, BBC News, Sept. 19, 2011.

Hour 2: "Indigenous Knowledge"
Source: "Observations of Climate Change from Indigenous Alaskans" (Staff writers, Terra Daily, Sept. 15, 2011).

Hour 3: "Fish Exchange"
Source: "Global warming brings exotic fish to British waters but at a cost" (Steven Morris, Guardian, Sept. 15, 2011).

Hour 4: "Local Atmosphere"
Source: "Modeling the Local Impact of Global Climate Change" (National Science Foundation, Sept. 15, 2011).

Hour 5: "Heating the Issue"
Source: "More Americans believe world is warming" (Timothy Gardner, Reuters, Sept. 15, 2011).

Hour 6: "Footprint of Opportunity"
Source: "More Large Companies Have Climate Change Strategies " (Robert Kropp, Social Funds, Sept. 16, 2011).

Hour 7: "Pressed"
Source: "Positive mental health key to tackling rural climate change" (Aysha Fleming, tck tck tck, Sept. 15, 2011).

Hour 8: "Undeveloped"
Source: "Rising seas expected to wash out key California beaches " (Emmett Berg, Reuters, Sept. 15, 2011).

Hour 9: "Change Agents"
Source: "Funding Cities' Efforts to Beat Back the Tide of Climate Change" (David Weinberger, New Deal 2.0, Sept. 16, 2011).

Hour 10: "A Measure of Happiness"
Source: "Climate change tests Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness" (Florence Poblete-Enriquez, UN News and Media Radio, Sept. 16, 2011).

Hour 11: "Dwindling Expectations"
Source: "Arctic ice melts to second-lowest level, says study" (Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters, Sept. 15, 2011).

Hour 12: "The Wheel of Life"
Source: "New Report Issued by the Center for Food Safety and the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Foundation Highlights Critical Links Among Food Security, Climate Change, Human Rights, and the Economy" (Center for Food Safety, Sept. 15, 2011).

Hour 13: "Feedback Loop"
Source: "Computer modelling shows release of carbon into atmosphere" (Cordis, Sept. 15, 2011).

Hour 14: "Dueling Extremes"
Source: "'Snowmaggedon'? Nope. Just the Opposite" (Jessica Marshall, Discovery News, Sept. 16, 2011).

Hour 15: "Flow and Flexibility"
Source: "World's Dams Unprepared for Climate Change Conditions" (Julia Pyper and ClimateWire, Scientific American, Sept. 16, 2011).

Hour 16: "Waiting Room"
Source: "Receding Sea Ice Chases Walruses to Alaska Coast" (Wynne Parry, LiveScience, Sept. 16, 2011).

Hour 17: "Pendulum"
Source: "Expert says climate change caused flooding in Sindh" (M. Waqar Bhatti, International News, Sept. 18, 2011).

Hour 18: "Toast"
Source: "Climate change improves champagne" (Ben Barnier, GlobalPost, Sept. 16, 2011).

Hour 19: "Environmental Conservatives"
Source: "Conservatively speaking, the climate threat is real" (Misha Schubert, The Sydney Morning Herald, Sept. 18, 2011).

Hour 20: "Buzz Kill"
Source: "Climate change hits coffee industry" (Business Daily, Sept. 18, 2011).

Hour 21: "Green Desert"
Source: "Climate Change Transforms Namibian Landscape" (Mark Dunphy, Irish Weather Online, Sept. 19, 2011).

Hour 22: "Notes from the Underground"
Source: "Common fungi spreading as climate changes" (Richard Gray, The Telegraph, Sept. 18, 2011).

Hour 23: "Depth Perception"
Source: "Deep oceans may mask global warming" (Sarah Kellett, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sept. 19, 2011).

Hour 24: "Climate of Invention"
Source: "Extra, Extra: Getting a Headstart on Oktoberfest, and Kickstarting Green Ideas" (Meg Campbell, Torontoist, Sept. 19, 2011).

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