"This morning Munira Sibai, a Syrian-American student with SustainUs, delivered this speech on behalf of young people (YOUNGO). Although many governments could not be bothered to listen to their citizens, civil society was present in force: supporting Munira and each other in a way that governments can only dream of. Onwards." Earth in Brackets BLOG (Dec. 7 2012)
Tonight, as I drifted away, I read the latest Democracy Now! headlines on climate change. Civil society and democracy are shifting gears for full speed ahead as the human race confronts the most pressing issue yet known to humankind: A Warming Earth.
Read the latest World Bank Research analysis on the devastating impacts of unheeded climate change warnings. At 4 degrees warmer, the science begins to frighten.
Earlier tonight, as I cycled home, I met a bewildered fox. Scared and nervous, we approached each other. My fear suddenly transformed as I saw fear in the fox's eyes. I glided past carefully. I witnessed this incredible animal confusedly find an exit from the paved city pathways to the nearby riverbanks. I think of Native proverbs that ask, "who will speak for our beloved animals?"
The candles are now all reconstituted wax. The rain boils and steams before it reaches its earthen ground. The sky is on fire and I need a new name.
|In Peril by John Atkinson Grimshaw|
|Miniature diorama in the Herat Military Museum by Marius Arnesen|
|Lunshunku battle during the Sino-Japanese war (1895) by Unknown|
|The Immaculate Conception, detail: Dragon's Eye by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo|
|Sunset over wetlands by Julian Falat|
Crescent peaks dangling under bums grateful with uprooted membranous petrified and calcified flesh
Journey to roust the kneeling mind, with the desiring missed find, to be missed by nations feigning the patient behind swollen gum-brain awry, with skull-ache
“kinj moduls vrent speen og”
excerpt from "Cajoled Spine-Tap"