So the temperature’s still rising
as the polar cap declines,
and it won’t be too much longer
till we’re drowning in the signs.
We’d been warned of global warming,
and eroding coastal lines,
but it’s strange how many people
say they never saw the signs.
With our factory emissions
and retreating timberlines,
you might think we would have noticed,
but we didn’t see the signs.
All those fossil fuel merchants
and the owners of the mines,
with their coffers overflowing
didn’t want to see the signs.
What on earth are we all thinking,
while the planet realigns,
and the floodplains are all sinking.
It’s too late to see the signs.