Welcome to Weather Stations – an international project creating literary responses to climate change.
This site serves as a project scrapbook: a place for our five Writers in Residence to share their work, alongside thoughts, ideas and works in progress. They do this together with our Substations: schools and communities worldwide exploring what climate change means to them.
Browse the site to read fiction, poetry, comics, personal reflections and much more.
Weather Stations is made possible with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.
Willkommen bei den Weather Stations, einem internationalen Projekt, das literarische Antworten und Reaktionen auf den Klimawandel erforscht.
Diese Website ist dabei ein Art Poesiealbum, in welchem unsere fünf Gastschriftsteller ihre Gedanken und Ideen, ihre fertigen und werdenden Werke vorstellen. Dabei arbeiten sie mit unseren „Wetteraußenstellen” in Schulen und Gemeinden weltweit zusammen, um gemeinsam zu erkunden, was Klimawandel für uns bedeutet.
Durchstöbern Sie unsere Website und finden Sie neben Belletristik und Lyrik auch Comics, Betrachtungen und vieles mehr.
Das Weather Stations-Projekt wird von dem Kulturprogramm der Europäischen Union unterstützt.
Witamy w Weather Stations – międzynarodowym projekcie prezentującym literackie reakcje na zmianę klimatu.
Strona ta pełni funkcję brulionu, w którym pięcioro naszych pisarzy-rezydentów dzieli się swoimi pracami, przemyśleniami, pomysłami i szkicami. Tworzą je we współpracy z Podstacjami: szkołami i społecznościami z całego świata, które zastanawiają się nad tym, co oznacza dla nich zmiana klimatu.
Zapraszamy do rozejrzenia się po stronie i lektury fikcji, poezji, komiksów, osobistych rozważań i wielu innych materiałów.
Weather Stations jest możliwa dzięki wsparciu z Programu Kultura Unii Europejskiej.
My ancestral stone In my hand is a small grey stone, about the size of a 20-cent piece. It comes from the tiny village of Luib on the island of Skye in Scotland. To be specific, it is from the ruins of the croft where my great-grandfather was born 140 … Read more
With Yeats and Heaney in Tallaght, Islington and Reinickendorf These were meetings that were more than warm-hearted. Over three weeks in February and March, I spoke with young people at three different schools about two poems that I believe have something important to say about the relationship between the individual … Read more
In recent times I have been fortunate to have experienced the friendship and wisdom of other Aboriginal people working for the recognition of our culture and history, in concert with environmental protection for both Aboriginal people and the wider community. In a recent conversation with my good friend, Bruce Pascoe, … Read more
G’day from Footscray City College, Australia! Footscray City College is a state school in the inner west of Melbourne, Australia. We have 46 different nationalities at the school, and almost 1,000 students. We overlook one of Melbourne’s great waterways, the mighty Maribyrnong River. We are an excited bunch of 14 … Read more
I walked to the cemetery today with my dog, Ella. She’s eleven years old, has a bad hip and prefers her bed to a good walk. We were off to visit my grandmother’s grave. She died in 1996, at the age of 88. She’d led a full life, as they … Read more
At the age of 11 years old I experienced a high mountain climbing with my friends. The mountain was high but the climate supported us. It was nice and sunny with very less cool breeze just passing by us. The sun just made us very thirsty as the temperature of … Read more
Almost every Summer since I can remember, my family and I would travel down to Mornington Peninsula, but specifically Dromana. Whether or not we were with company, the day was always a blast. One particular warm Summer’s day, we arrived later than usual at around 5:00pm. It was still sunny … Read more
For more than a year now my elderly neighbour, Jack, has been sorting through his life and getting rid of some of his stuff. While we’re not family, and have known each other for just a couple of years, a lot of what he has no more use for has … Read more
The theatre whether it be at school, at my dads work or any professional theatres I always feel at home and comfortable, the theatre is close to me because I enjoy performing/acting. I always feel a chill of excitement and nervousness when i enter any theatre and the smell of … Read more
Those roses smelled liked the other roses. The salad tasted like spicy jalapeno. Those flowers smelled like roses. The cake tasted like a chocolate. The chicken tender breadcrumb tasted like breadcrumb with chicken. The air smelled like fresh. The grilled meats taste like barbecued lambs. The baby cos lettuce tasted … Read more
We never realised how important it was… We just acted as if it didn’t exist… My mum says she remembers when worrying about a natural disaster would be at the back of her mind. That how it was almost impossible for one to effect her even in the slightest because of … Read more
Few contemporary issues present us with so much information, speculation and polarity of opinion as climate change. While many in the scientific community argue that the planet is headed for environmental disaster, equally determined sceptics dismiss such concerns. Elected officials and the media have taken sides and fiercely defend their often contradictory positions.
As part of the Weather Stations initiative, the Wheeler Centre presented a conversation that provided you, the audience, a chance to ask experts in the field what’s really going on. All five of the Weather Stations writers in residence from around the globe, including our own Tony Birch, were amongst a participatory audience.
Guests on the panel included Amanda McKenzie, CEO of the Climate Council, the independent body that was crowdfunded after the Climate Commission’s government funding was withdrawn; Environment Defenders Office CEO Brendan Sydes; and David Karoly, a Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Melbourne.