climate stripes

is there a color beyond dark red?
beyond the worry and grief our current policies embody?
is there a color beyond climate inaction?
or will that be a world painted black?

Professor Ed Hawkins from the University of Reading developed the ‘warming stripes’ concept. These stripes visually represent the change in temperature as measured in countries. A stripe equals the average temperature in that country for a specific year. Often, these visualizations show the average temperature over the past 100 or more years. The ‘warming stripes’  can be created for every country using This poem explores what happens when there is no red color anymore to visualize the temperatures of a heated planet.