We aren’t just talking about the weather

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Media Type: Video

Date of Publication: December 12, 2015

Year of Publication: 2015

Publication City: Paris, France

Publisher: Global Climate and Health Alliance

Author(s): Sophia Walker

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This poem by spoken word poet Sophia Walker was performed at the 2015 Climate and Health Summit in Paris during the UN Climate Talks.

As the title suggests, the poem challenges us to consider the effects of the changing climate beyond the weather. Through the poem Sophia Walker takes us to rural Syria to understand what “changes in the weather” meant for a woman who farmed there. It explores our misunderstanding of the environment’s importance. The poem also presents hope that, despite the difficulties many have in engaging with climate change, together we can achieve true progress towards a healthier future.

You can learn more about Sophia Walker’s work here.

Filming: Tierney Smith and Andrew Schenkel, Tcktcktck
Video editing: Isobel Braithwaite, GCHA

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