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The Call-Out

Letters to the Earth: writing to a planet in crisis

This is an open call. Anyone can write a letter - and you can share them in any way you wish. 


We are facing an unprecedented global emergency, the planet is in crisis and we are in the midst of a mass extinction event. Scientists believe we have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown. Carbon emissions and temperatures keep rising; ecological collapse has begun. On this course we are likely to see abrupt and irreversible devastation. The time for denial is over – we know the truth about climate change. It is time to act.

​This is an invitation to write a letter of response to this crisis. This can be a letter to or from the Earth, future or past generations, those who hold positions of power and influence, other species. The idea is open to interpretation: it could come from a personal place, be dramatic in form, be a call to action. The invitation is open to all - to think beyond the human narrative and to bear witness to the scale and horror of this crisis. This is an opportunity to pause; to ask how this existential threat affects the way we wish to live our lives and the action we take. 

In putting this story front and centre and making space for this emergency we have the ability to shift the global narrative and generate the necessary political will to act. The time for action is now. 


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