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REQUIEM2020.org

Extending Global Awareness / Becoming Keepers of Our Planet

A call to create thoughtful works about the state of our planet and the realization of the inevitable consequences
of changes in our climate to all living things and the ecosystems that support them.

About Us


We are a diverse group of concerned citizens from all walks of life.  Our discussion group is composed of scientists, a nanny, business people, a school bus driver, artists, farmers, musicians, religious leaders, retirees, educators, students, realtors, and engineers...and the list grows daily.  Two great questions have come out of our ruminations:
  1. How are we to be our brother's keepers in the face of what we are discussing?  2. How are we to be our planet's keepers in the face of what we are discussing? 

We understand that public knowledge and response to the consequences of climate departure falls far short of what climate scientists now know and have been trying to communicate.  The fact that near term global climates are to reach historically unprecedented levels from the equator to high latitude regions in a span of about 50 years commencing near the year 2020 is now well documented.  To review the current findings, please give a thorough reading to http://www.soc.hawaii.edu/mora/PublicationsCopyRighted/Cities%20Timing.html .  The complete Journal article may be found at: Nature 502, 183-187 (10 October 2013).  This document may well prove to be one of the critical, linchpin discussions of our century.

Ecosystems, wildlife and plant populations, and groups of humans cannot avoid significant impacts as changes progress.  Consequently, an extraordinary historical opportunity exists for thinkers and artists of all types.  Many around the globe have already entered the discussion but, it needs to be much broader and inclusive (see the "Links" section for URLS to many excellent sites).   Works reflecting a first awareness of the momentous changes before us can be part of a historical context and heritage that conveys our dawning comprehension to our children, grandchildren and long after.  Artists, galleries, composers, musicians, and, etc. that take up this call have a good chance to influence the future by being in the right place at the right time..... and responding to it.

In an effort to raise public awareness of these issues, we have also been preparing a website at www.requiem2020.org that further focuses upon the power of art and music to bring attention to critical issues that many others before of have already noted.

Please join the discussion.  The answers are elusive.



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