Climate Cataclysm Under “Hillolscope”
Garland, Texas, USA
A growing number of rapporteurs – some “thematic”,
And others “country-specific” are appearing on the scene-
Of global climate change and challenges of 21st century,
As the glaciers and sea ices are becoming thin!
Earth’s temperature has risen steadily,
And the ice covers have begun to melt-
So the dreams of snow-explorers could become
A nightmare or be easily felt!
Global warming may appear to be a bad news
For the future generations to come-
And most of us spend little time to worry about it now,
While I cannot remain calm!
“Hillolscope” reveals that world’s climate can lurch
From one state to another in a decade or less-
And reminds us the need to adapt to or cope with
The situation that we may have to face!
The Mother of all security issues is closely dependent
On the global climate change-
While the disruptions of geopolitical balance of power exist,
Within or even from a close range!
Cooling in the Northern Hemisphere might occur,
And lead to harsher winters for sure-
Especially in the U.S. and Europe,
Causing massive droughts the peoples may have to endure!
Green forests might turn to brown-white ashes,
And farmlands to mega bowls of dust-
Followed by the destabilization of nuclear powers,
The root cause of hegemonic lust!
Recent studies of temperature indicators,
Embedded in the ancient layers of Arctic ice-
Have shivered the climatologists, via climatic shifts
With shocking speeds and a rolling dice!
It’s the fact that Mother Nature had caused
The global climatic changes in the past-
But the one shaping up now may be caused by us,
Veiled under the delayed forecast!
Global warming, observed over the past fifty years,
Is attributable to human activity link-
And it’s supported by strong evidence, rounded up
By climate experts, and is forcing me to think!
Burning of fossil fuels, such as oil and coal,
Releases heat-trapping carbon dioxide in air--
And dismayingly causes the abrupt changes
In climate for the global habitats to share!
We have begun to read about shrinking Arctic ice
And melting Alpine glaciers in the book-
While the snows of Kilimanjaro, by 2020,
May appear only in the old pictures to look!
Himalayan glaciers have been thinning,
And retreating over the span of past thirty years-
Followed by the Antarctic ice shelves that existed
For thousands of years are crumbling in tears!
Today, these events lead me to believe
The new cataclysm is awaiting us to face-
And the accelerations are gaining momentums
To overwhelm the solemn mess!
Such jeremiads seem to reverberate the melting
Of sea ice and mountain glaciers’ sobbing-
And will edify apocalyptically about the
Abrupt change over a period for human lobbying!
The largest aggregation of tropical winds will resort
To violent storms on their ways to subside-
And cause the oceans to break through levees
With redirection of water flow to a new tide!
Mega droughts afflict many nations today
To cause dust storms or loss of soil in a flick-
And demand abundant resources, with expertise
In new technology, sharp and slick!
With the progress of climate change, pressures
To confront are building up at an alarming speed-
To de-magnify the gaps between haves and have-nots
With a thought of globalization seed!
History of Earth’s habitats shows the fallacy
Of human choice between starvation and raid-
And the “raid” turned out to be an obvious winner
Or choice to witness the millions dead!
Invasion of another countries continues to rise
In devious ways to access the opponents’ minerals and gas-
And the skirmishes with armed conflicts
Are becoming so viable for the killing of mass!
Change of water temperatures causes migration of fish
To new habitats, and has added a new scorn-
Over the fishing rights; and fisheries are disrupted
Globally, while a new daily war is born!
In “H-Ray Vision”, proliferation of nuclear arms
Is inevitable, irrespective of hegemonic powers-
And the trend will continue via secret deals
With a cash flow, overlooking the control towers!
Oil supplies are stretched thin already,
As the climate cooling has driven up the demands-
And many countries are shoring up their energy
Supplies with nuclear energy from other lands!
Thus, nuclear proliferation has accelerated
In spite of the efforts of control by only a few-
And newer threats of global invasions
From the developing nations are adding the hue!
With population explosion and climate change,
Demands for objects of daily living will soar-
And “Hillominous Flow of Thoughts” warns about
Wars over food, water, and energy, to cause uproar!
So, as the climate change hits our planet slowly,
Wars may loom to re-define the human life for sure-
And dire consequences on social, ecological, and
Geopolitical fiasco will be a bitter pill to swallow or endure!!
February 15, 2004
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