Diversity was what made this land great

In the US petrol is running out,

So should we plant more biofuel despite

Cries that the land use is really in doubt,

As we replace all the cropland in sight.

 

So should we plant more biofuel despite

Far too much CO two being released?

As we replace all the cropland in sight,

The speed of conversion must be decreased.

 

Far too much CO two being released,

From the four years since two thousand and eight;

The speed of conversion must be decreased,

The US cannot go on at this rate.

 

From the four years since two thousand and eight,

Six million acres of grassland has gone;

The US cannot go on at this rate,

When will they see that their policy’s wrong.

 

Six million acres of grassland has gone,

Have they brought in the sodsaver too late?

When will they see that their policy’s wrong;

Diversity was what made this land great.

 

Have they brought in the sodsaver too late?

Cries that the land use is really in doubt,

Diversity was what made this land great.

In the US petrol is running out.

Typical plant communities on Cimarron National Grassland, but for how long? (Photo credit: Zorin09)
Typical plant communities on Cimarron National Grassland, but for how long? (Photo credit: Zorin09)

This is a pantoum, written about research looking at Cropland expansion and biofuel policies in the United States.

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