The A1 Verse: Climate vows, for richer, for poorer

By Thomas Gaulkin | November 7, 2022

Illustrations by Zdenek Sasek (modified)

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 November 7, 2022.

We suspect it’ll occur again.

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(from the original by Brad Plumer, Lisa Friedman and Somini Sengupta)

left underwater,
retreating to escape,

if you harm your neighbor,
you owe

the idea
of disaster

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