Poems for COP


With COP26 taking place in Glasgow (1-11 November), we thought we’d share some poems addressing the climate emergency.

Amanda Carpenter, Worple’s Co-Director and presenter of the Planet Pod podcast, will be in Glasgow for this crucial climate summit and podcasting every day with insights, reflections and observations from the conference. She will be in conversation with academics, policy makers, politicians, businesses, artists, not for profits, NGOs and activists. Follow the podcasts and subscribe via theplanetpod.com/cop-conversations/.

The great glacier Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica, which is calving icebergs at an unprecedented rate, causing global sea levels to rise, is inspiration for Elizabeth Cook’s poem ‘Calf’, from her new collection When I Kiss the Sky.