A Glacial Retreat

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.

Peyto Lake, a glacier-fed lake in the Canadian Rockies, but for how long? (Photo Credit: Tobias Alt)
Peyto Lake, a glacier-fed lake in the Canadian Rockies, but for how long? (Photo Credit: Tobias Alt)

A Spenserian stanza about the research that found that Western Canada’s glaciers could shrink by as much as 95% by 2100.

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