In Canada a study found,
How glaciers melt in the West.
The shrinkage is beyond profound,
With seventy per cent at best;
If we ignore the Earth’s request
Then ninety-five per cent will go.
New barren lands will not be dressed,
With climate change too warm for snow,
The alpine streams and sapphire lakes they too will go.
A Spenserian stanza about the research that found that Western Canada’s glaciers could shrink by as much as 95% by 2100.