Before the Planetry REQUIEM

If scientists are right (see Nature), by 2020 the first effects of Climate Departure should already be a part of the human experience.

In light of both science and faith, Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church in Chaska, MN is issuing this invitation in anticipation of Earth Day, 2020, in hopes it will catch on. The Call is conceived by visual artist and scientist John Lince-Hopkins, a member of Shepherd of the Hill:

EARTH DAY
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

A GLOBAL CALL TO CREATIVE PEOPLE OF ALL TYPES TO CREATE, PERFORM, AND DISPLAY THEIR BEST WORKS:
COMPOSERS,
MUSICIANS,
MUSICAL GROUPS,
RECORDING ARTISTS,
AUTHORS,
POETS,
VISUAL ARTISTS,
PHOTOGRAPHERS,
VIDEOGRAPHERS,
FIBER ARTISTS,
PERFORMANCE ARTISTS,
DANCERS,
…AND THOSE UN-NAMED.

JUST SEVEN SHORT YEARS TO CREATE SEMINAL WORKS ABOUT THE STATE OF OUR PLANET AND OUR REALIZATION OF THE INEVITABLE CONSEQUENCES OF OUR CLIMATE TO ALL LIVING THINGS AND THE ECOSYSTEMS THAT SUPPORT THEM.

Think Globally, Act Locally!

5 thoughts on “Before the Planetry REQUIEM

  1. To be even more pointed about this issue, please read:
    http://www.soc.hawaii.edu/mora/PublicationsCopyRighted/Cities%20Timing.html
    Why are we not paying attention!!??

    Here is another way to look at it….

    REQUIEM 2020

    If nothing is done, 2020 is the earliest projected date for a Climate Departure episode somewhere in a tropical region of Earth.

    How will you respond to this information?

    Earth Day
    Wednesday April 22, 2020
    (It’s sooner than you think!)
    Think Globally, Act Locally

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  2. Pingback: Emily Dickenson: Earth Crammed with Heaven | VIEWS from the EDGE

    • Carolyn, It’s thinking WAY bigger than I feel the right to think. It feels grandiose and I don’t like that. I feel very small and very helpless. But people like John and like CA challenge the despair and demand something more than acquiescence to the evils we deplore. I seem to remember a hymn stanza praying to save us from partaking of the evils we deplore. I do believe that if anyone can move the world quickly, it is the artists…and really good cooks who find a way to our hearts.

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