a defining moral issue
climate change

yet, framed to fuel
nice thoughts of what just happens
waving palm trees
like there is no human agency left

we caused global warming
and we should be scared


This poem explores the work by professor George Lakoff from the University of California. In 2014 he published Don’t Think Of An Elephant on framing the debate. It touches on how the debate on global warming was framed towards climate change - something that just happens without human agency.