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An Unchanging View II

I don’t say I agree, but there’s plenty of folks
who’ll tell you this ‘Climate Change’ thing is a hoax
not exactly a hoax, but, you know, not proved
has the ice disappeared? Or has it just moved?

I’m not saying I know – I’m just saying

and let’s not forget that last Winter it snowed.
it’s a myth, do the maths, Mr Smith down the road
– a retired engineer I’m reliably told –
he’s been to the Arctic. It’s still really cold

no, we don’t ‘throw out science’ – we just pick and choose
when it comes to our right to our unchanging views

About The Project

The Element in the Room is a book of poems inspired by renewable energy in particular – and a book of pictures inspired by
poems about renewable energy.

Some poems were prompted by reflections on the elements,
some from talking with people working in the field, others from
renewable technologies themselves – the look of them, their
potential, people’s responses to them. Some are playful, cheeky,
pithy, others more lyrical and solemn, some are just plain daft.

Among them there’s a sonnet, a country and western song and a
prose poem called The Not-for-Prophit. You get the picture. None
is intended as a ‘last word’, they are offered for your pleasure and
interest and to provoke discussion.

The illustrations are by a range of talented artists, to be specific:
Heidi Ball, Laura Cochón, Tori Dee, Chloë Uden, Josie Ashe, Naomi Ziewe Palmer and More than Minutes.

‘The Element in the Room’ is a collaboration with Regen South West.

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