LOVE YOUR MOTHER
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.