I am planning on going to the Middle East later this year to help refugee relief efforts. It is time to get into the front lines of aid work and work for a better world. People like Odessa Primus inspires me with her work. The year with the International Rescue Committee gave me a window into the souls of adults and children touched by war and it is time to move forward to more bold efforts. I see bringing solar heaters to refugee camps as a very good way to save on heating oil costs for the next winter. I want to find a way to power a small smartphone with the solar heater and give the people who get these devices a way to access educational resources like Khan Academy. Please support her work on GoFundMe here.
Poet: Data, Climate Change, the West, and the Islamic World
Dr. 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 2018, 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…