READ: A Fancy Science Guy Put Some Of The Most Important, Complex Facts Of Our Time Into Haikus

Have you ever taken a gander at an official climate change report? I recently tried to download all 2,000 pages of one just to see how long it would take, and I think my computer starting sobbing. Thankfully, Greg Johnson has simplified the main points into these beautiful haikus.

To start, check out these excerpts from the series:

Then for the whole story, watch this video:

A note from Greg Johnson: This work is an attempt to distill into haiku the Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group 1 Contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report. The result is solely my own creation, so any views or opinions expressed herein are my own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Government, the IPCC, or any other entity.

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These lovely works of art were created by oceanographer Greg Johnson and originally posted by Sightline Institute. They are based on a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — the first installment of the Fifth Assessment Report, to be specific. In case you're into that kinda thing. Thumbnail photo via Thinkstock.

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