Afterwards

Blank paper: limitless potential.  I mark the

page: I communicate.  So too, my garden.  I

recently planted a fruit tree; I look forward

to jam, sauce and pudding.  I hope my successors

appreciate their bounty.  My garden, my mark,

my legacy.  So, too, planet Earth.  Our species

have made our mark.  We communicate our culture,

celebrate our achievements and know our science.

Once we’re gone, we leave our legacy.  All our thought,

art and knowledge will be gone.  Multiple species

will remain extinct.  Plastic will still clog oceans.

And no-one, but no-one, will know why we did it.

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after civilisation

◄ Self Certainty

Earth's sword ►

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Rich

Sun 17th Dec 2017 09:06

Hi Colin, thanks for your kind words - sorry for the delayed response.
I agree, we know exactly what we need to do to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. Like you say, our leaders won't change the direcction of our society to make those changes.
It seems to me, solely for short term financial reasons, placed above the long term interests of ourselves and out planet.
As I say in my poem, why are we doing this?

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Colin Hill

Thu 14th Dec 2017 08:44

Like this lots Rich. I was just reading a recent quote by Bill Gates who said that we need new tools to deal with climate change but I reckon we have all the tools we need at our disposal, we just need the right leadership to learn quick how to use them. Thanks for posting. Col.

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