2008 — Most Philosophical 4th Grader in America:

Hunter Shapiro Throckmorton, California.

Is global warming the greatest challenge facing humankind?


I am dying.

My blue ice caps are melting away like ice cubes on concrete.

My water is rising as if it were a stalking tsunami.

There is nowhere for my polar bears to rest.

The skin of my continents is cracking

Like feet that have gone too far.

Soon when you look at my coasts, you will find bodies,

Floating in the sea with broken cities.

Would you help me?





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