2020 Ocean Awareness Contest Theme:
Climate Hope: Transforming Crisis
Oceans play a central role in regulating Earth’s climate and act as a buffer that protects us from human-caused global warming; but oceans are feeling the heat. Climate change—primarily caused by the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and gas—is changing water temperature and chemistry, altering marine habitats, and threatening marine life. The good news is, there is much cause for hope: individuals, communities and cities, organizations and movements (largely youth-led!) around the globe are already working to slow the climate crisis and drive the transition away from destructive, polluting, and unjust practices to systems that respect, value, and protect the diversity of life on Earth.
Climate Hope: Transforming Crisis invited students to learn about the climate crisis and its impact on oceans; discover or imagine solutions at local, national, or global scales; and create work that explores hope in action.
watch the waves now. see how they lap at your feet & cradle your body as though your skin is made of nacre. this is how you become weightless. how you forget the depth of your
1. at a bar with friends from work. they say wife like pushing poison through yellowed teeth like when they’re asked to sweep the floors like impossible. laugh: slam down the glass till cracks bloom…
rosy palms press drowned sand and leave indents. little feet tilt into glassy liquid and at once the boy’s mind drinks in the feeling and eyes grasp the world: satin tides hog the day-fire in…