As oceans rise and lakes dry,
Forests become desert land;
Rain fails and crops fry,
Many species make their last stand.
As coral bleach and fish die
Still mankind fails to understand.
Carbon continues to fill the sky
A stratagem remains unplanned.
Profit continues as the reason why
And fertile soil becomes sand.
Desperate people migrate or die
While pompous politicians grandstand.
Opher – 13.7.2020