Monday, March 18, 2013


for Anthony Leiserowitz

  Now climate scientists have certified
  we’ve set upon a course that’s bound toward doom:
  this planet’s biosphere cannot abide
  our ravages, and now grave dangers loom
  as atmospheric temperature ascends.

  Because of greenhouse gasses we’ve let loose,
  great havoc will ensue, and lest we cleanse
  emission systems, we’ll soon cook our goose.

  Detractors, though, make light of such forecasts,
  ignoring valid evidence as bunk,
  a reckless crew of duped iconoclasts
  whose propaganda guarantees we’re sunk—
  unless we rectify our wayward course,
  treating our ravaged planet with remorse.