|Jules:||Amazing: some people still deny that global warming is happening.|
|Elijah:||. . . or blame it on factors unrelated to human activity.|
|Andrei:||Our capacity for denial is deep-seated, especially when powerful economic interests are involved.|
|Philyra:||The denial runs too deep. A wake-up call is due.|
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Palm trees in Tokyo
Slopes of Mt. Blanc bare
Tail pipes spewing out toxic wastes
Jet planes speeding through air
Shorelines rising inch by inch
Ice caps shrinking in size
Disease demographics shifting
Mosquitoes & cockroaches thrive
As thermometers break ecords
blood drips on barbed wires
Welcome ta Kentucky Fried McEarth –
whare thangs ere spicy, hot, 'n
stuck in over-drive!
Welcome ta ah flamin' nightmare –
kreated by fantasies you (& bill-
ions more) desire . . .
Fantasies with price tags
propelling the world's economy
Fantasies shouting, "bye! bye!"
to our Earth as we
buy, buy, buy!