(Source: The Guardian)
Our blue and green world's turning greyer
Every second we lay concrete down
After water, this concrete we're laying
Is the most widely used substance around
Concrete is the most destructive material on Earth.
While concrete is how we try to tame nature,
it also entombs vast tracts of fertile soil.
Desensitising us from what is happening
outside our urban fortress
If the cement industry were a country,
it would be the third largest carbon dioxide emitter in
the world, surpassed only by China and the US.
Don Matthews February 2020