Alpinism is perhaps the best art form that exists today regarding illuminating the beauty and frailty of our pristine mountainous zones on earth. Mountains are sacred spaces in all cultures, serving as highways to heaven. No matter what culture you are from, a mountain is behind your religion. Moses climbs a mountain to get the Ten Commandments, Jesus climbs a mountain to deliver the Sermon on the Mount, Mt. Kalish is the start of major rivers in Asia and is sacred to Buddhists, Hindus, Jains, and Bons, and the Sierra Nevada are the temples of America. Today, we see the melting of glaciers and dissolution of millennia of ice accumulation. What do we have to do? We have to climb. We have to climb the mountain that is Armageddon (Tel Megiddo – מגידו – مجیدو), the metaphorical mountain symbolic of the end of an age. The climate change mountain, that mountain none of us can climb alone is going to bring us all together. Conflict, war, and famine are all immanent and the poorer you are and the closer you are to the equator the more trouble you are going to face. Those in the global north have an obligation to help the refugees storming across the boarder due to climate change induced war. Syrian civil war, think that is just crazy Islamists? No! It is climate change! Support my work in the climate change awareness raising #SolarPoemMachine and help me summit the climate change mountain in art and science. More to come soon.
Poet: Data, Climate Change, the West, and the Islamic World
Dr. William Kaya Erbil
I make money any way I can to finish a book of poetry on climate change, the West, and the Islamic World. Been working on this book for eight years. Features a raw and gritty personal story of mental illness. The book explores themes around religion, and tries to place a framework around the current War on Terror/global Islamic fundamentalist jihad. Relates technology and weapons of war to their basic scientific origin, digging deeper to find their mythological sources. Ending with a 500 year time travel journey to illuminate the public on the Islamic origin of Copernicus’s discovery, Arabic language semantics are explored to ask why the West gained a 500 year dominance. Back to 2017, faced with the existential dilemma of climate changed induced geopolitical apocalypse I will compare Islamic finance to Western capitalism and prove it to be superior as a framework for modern ecological economic. All these poems point back to the fight between Ishmael and Isaac. They both will realize that perhaps Ruth or Mary were the ones we should have written more about…