Forward by Kimberly Burnham
No one is immune to climate change. We can close our eyes and not see it. We can write poetry and not do anything about it. We can talk as if it isn’t real, but no one is immune to the effects of air pollution.
We all need clean air and food to sustain our body and our dreams. This volume of poetry is meant to inspire action and encourage all to open our eyes, to see the destruction and the solutions.
No one is immune to climate change, but it doesn’t affect everyone the same. There are fewer trees in areas of the United States where redlining or segregation took place. One low-income area of Richmond, Virginia has the highest rates of heat-related ambulance calls in the city and the lowest number of trees. Shade and the oxygen trees give off has an impact on quality of life.
Planting a tree is a radical action many of us can take. Nelson Henderson said, “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”
Plastic pollution has known human health impacts, including cancer, neurological, reproductive, and developmental toxicity, and impairment of the immune system. Plastics offer benefits but they start out as fossil fuels and their production increases greenhouse gases. Look around. What can one person do to decrease the use of plastic?
Soil without organic matter is sand. Fresh nutritious fruits and vegetables cannot grow in sand. What can grow in sand needs more water than the same plants grown in soil rich in organic material. “In the last 50 to 100 years, the organic content in the soil has depleted. To replenish the soil, we either need leaves or vegetative matter, or animal waste. We thought we could do everything with the machines - they can plow, and they can do the work that animals and human beings used to do. However, organic content cannot come from the machine. If you take away organic content from soil, it becomes sand. So, right now desertification is one of the major problems,” according to Sadhguru on his solo 100-day long motorcycle ride journey to spread awareness about the “Save Soil” movement.
Each of us can compost and add organic material to the soil around us. If a hundred people take up this cause and try to reverse climate change, much can be accomplished. If seven billion of us do just a few small things, everything will change for the better.
These poems are clues to how climate change affects people around the globe: the pain and hardship it causes, the beauty that is being lost, and the reasons we should care and act.
Kimberly Burnham, Ph.D. (Integrative Medicine), author of The Red Sunflower Diaries, Why Everyone Should Garden and Share Seeds.
Spokane, Washington, USA
Climate Change . . . do or die Poems and Participants
Forward by Kimberly Burnham
Ibrahim Honjo, Do Not Write This Down
Eliza Segiet Chaos Translated by Ula de B.
Solomon C Jatta, Climate Change
Frank Verkley, Climate Change (how dark can it become?)
Sherife Allko, Destructive Smog
M A Shaheed Best Witness
Csp Shrivastava, Climate Change... It’s How n Why
Maxwanette A Poetess, Climate Changes
Ratan Ghosh, Black Hole
Anthony Arnold, Broken Earth
Debaprasanna Biswas, Rain Drops
Orbindu Ganga, SOS
Queen aka Lana, Climate Change
Tapas Dey, Worse Than Tolerable
Swayam Prashant , The Green Voice
Roula Pollard, A Tree, Always In My Memory
Abdumominov Abdulloh, Peace
Kimberly Burnham, Ukraine Everything is Climate
Rajashree Mohapatra, Bhubaneswar, Climate Change
Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo, Reverse Genesis
Hassan Hegazy Hassan, A Message From The Earth
Sweta Kumari, Restoring The Legacy of Humanity and Peace
Ashok Bhargava, A Prayer for Change
Dhama Dove, You Are My Home
Shareef Abdur-Rasheed/Zakir Flo, Climate Change
C L Battick, Vision 20/20
Ariel Noelle, Inuit Bride
Shahid Abbas, Protect the Earth
Alyssa Jan Dela Fuente, That I Want To Save
hülya n. yılmaz, it has become
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