The A1 Verse: Ridiculous the waste sad time

By Thomas Gaulkin | August 9, 2021

Every so often, a story published on the front page of the New York Times is so well written, meaningful, and appropriate to the Bulletin’s concerns that small snippets of it, properly chosen and arranged, produce something more than journalism, something that approaches … poetry. That blessed coincidence occurred August 9, 2021.

We suspect it’ll occur again.


A HOTTER FUTURE IS NOW INEVITABLE, A U.N. REPORT SAYS

(from the original by Brad Plumer and Henry Fountain)

nations have delayed
scientists have found

dangers grow

people could swelter
species will be gone

not all is lost

a coordinated effort
a rapid shift

no going back


As the coronavirus crisis shows, we need science now more than ever.

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