Math Fright

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I have always been frightened by math.

 

8,473 km,

5,264.878 miles

between Amazon

rain forests,

Greenland

ice sheets.

 

150 acres Amazon forest lost every minute,

78 million acres lost every year.

 

11 billion tons of Greenland’s ice lost,

1 day.

 

Is someone not frightened by math

coming up with the equation?

 

Is someone not frightened by facts

coming up with words,

chips of hope,

guarded guidance

amidst the burning,

melting,

miles of denial,

 

funereal distance?

 

Feature photo: U.S. Geological Survey

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