Addressing climate change through poetry

By Capri Fain/El Inde Arizona

Many conversations about climate change sound like: Take action now, the end is coming. Many of them are scientific, and sometimes confusing. And these days, many of them sound political. It can be a lot to wade through, and it is no easy task. This is the story of Jonathon Keats, and a project that seeks to bridge the social and scientific gaps to help us all reflect on the changes we’re seeing. More from Capri Fain.

The final climate proverb installment on the top of Tumamoc Hill. Poet and linguist Ofelia Zepeda’s prompts, in O’odham, are marked up by visitors of the hill.
The first climate proverb installment on Tumamoc Hill, with two prompts from Jonathon Keats, the project lead. Someone has responded to the first prompt with “Pray that we’re not torn.”

Some audio courtesy of Jonathon Keats.

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