Welcome to the Anthropocene

Welcome to the Anthropocene

In medias res Alas poor child, you’re born in medias res — the stage is set with swirling depictions of a globe in panic, small rainbow-colored frogs hopping into oblivion, a scene of smoggy atmospheres, vast gyres of plastic churning in the ocean, Scylla...
We are waiting it out

We are waiting it out

Mountain sleeps with her back to us; tender dip of neck, shoulder dark head full of dreams. We are waiting it out she whispers till all of you go. — Rachael Clyne Photograph by me.

Climate Change Science Haiku

Seattle-based oceanographer Greg Johnson is usually processing data from Argo floats–instruments in the ocean that measure things like ocean temperature, salinity, and density. But after reading the 5th IPCC Report that was published in 2013, he found himself...
Ozymandias and the Anthropocene

Ozymandias and the Anthropocene

I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: ‘Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions...