The Sea Life is Never the Same

Antarctic sea shelves are diverse, With worms and seastars worth acclaim; Conditions are not too adverse, The sea life is never the same.   But as temperatures start to rise, The cold barrier becomes lame; From the slopes new creatures arise, The sea life is never the same.   Below nought point four degrees C, … Read more

When Will We Stop?

When will we stop to think of what we do? We treat this land as if it is our own; Then all of our mistakes start to accrue, With consequences steady and unknown.   The Arctic is not out there all alone, Sea ice protects us with its whitish hue; Without it Earth would sink … Read more

Skies Turned Dead from Purest Blue

To soar like a bird would be a grand thing, With flights through cobalt depths and azure seas; Nothing against you but air on your wing ‘Til something bad came carried on the breeze, As once again mankind did as they please And suddenly your range was cut in two, Whilst half of your brethren … Read more

No longer all at sea

The seabirds help our coasts to live and breathe, Perched delicately across the food web. But watching as they fly and gently wreathe, Their numbers do not flow they only ebb; For the past sixty years has seen loss seethe, With seventy per cent caught in death’s web. And now we cast our eyes as … Read more

The Coral has a Chance (Shame that Chance is Us)

The warming of the seas signals the end For many living gardens in full bloom; The bleaching of the coral is a trend, The killing of the algae bringing doom. But there may yet still be some breathing room, Some species can these warm waters withstand; Their spreading larvae could yet lift the gloom. To … Read more

Who’ll Save the Seagrass?

A flowering home for turtles and fish, These mixed seagrass meadows harbour much life; Moving in currents with a gentle swish, Net global warming is less when they’re rife. By burying carbon deep beneath The sediment, stacked high in metres thick. Excess carbon deposits it could sheath, But now they are dying at rates too … Read more

Soil Diversity is Great

Soil microorganisms are a pest, Releasing petagrams of C O two As a by-product of what they digest. Whilst nitrogen deposits do accrue, More harmful greenhouse gases will ensue. But if the soil diversity is great, Small animals can then graze their way through These microorganisms at a rate That may reduce the feedback before … Read more

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 … Read more

The Oceans are Dying

The Oceans are dying; can this be so? It happened before, so scientists claim, One quarter of a billion years ago Will it happen again, are we to blame?   All marine creatures almost left the game Volcanic eruptions then caused the blow Now it’s mankind that has entered the frame The Oceans are dying; … Read more

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 … Read more

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