Category Archives: environmentalism

Rising tides

Seas are rising

Icebergs melting,

I ain’t lying

Temperatures are swealtering,

Climate change

In full flow

Only the ignorant don’t know.

We are reaping a harvest

That we have sown,

Over many years

Of industrialisation,

Paying the price now

For greedy exploitation,

One by one

The extinction of

Low lying nations,

Will follow through

Because of global warming,

Ice cap melting,

Rising seas this correlation

Can only be missed by those

Who remain to blind to see,

To locked and wrapped up

In their material greed.

But what you gonna do

When you’re lands start flooding

And you are left with nothing,

Will climate denial still be volalised

Or will truth and reality become realised.

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Let’s celebrate saviours day

So wrapped in our self importance

Man forgets it’s own existence

Is not something it can sustain alone

We require natures balance

We require other species

You can throw at life your material greed

You can throw you advanced technologies

And if you think that will be enough

You will expose your ignorance and arrogance for all to see

If you doubt what nature and other species

Bring to the table, then you are too blind to see

And you show to the whole world your gross stupidity

Intelligent awakened souls understand the stories of old

That we are not owners but caretakers

Of this earth, is that your mind blown

Did yo really believe you could own this planet

Devoure it’s resources like greedy gannets

Gourging our way to self extinction

Is committing suicide the only destinction

Aan ignorant and flawed affliction

But many of us our now rising

Rebellion against extinction has started prizing

The power and the control from your grip

And will not stop until you face up to it

Nuture nature and change your extinction ways

And build a brighter future and greener more renewable ways

Because we can still celebrate saviours day

The day humanity changed its dirty, exploiting, greedy ways.

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Algaes represent an imminent threat

Red tides appearing along the coast

Toxic Karenia Brevis is its host,

Coming up from the sea beds

Leaving lots of marine life dead.

Green algae drifting along the Australian coast

El nino is taking a hold

And so Cyanobacteria becomes bold

And kills off fish and harms animals,

All Gods creatures big and small.

Both algaes can be linked to man

But man will never understand,

That the more it disturbs the balance

That nature tries so hard to maintain,

We shall see these toxic algaes

We will continue suffering acid rain

And earth will fight back in attempts to purge us,

While poisoning nature at the same time

Will we reach extinction first,

So that nature will be saved in time

But if we survive but nature dies

Then we will be living on borrowed time,

Algaes can do so much damage we must learn to read the signs

About the clear and present danger,

That travels on the tides

Causing much of the marine life to die.

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Po’ouli

Extinction came knocking

For the po’ouli the black crested honeycreeper bird

It is not the first and won’t be the last

Victims of man and earth changing ways

Makes natures balance start slipping away

But as sure as the po’ouli has become extinct

Man should take notice because for us it’s closer than we think

But for the po’ouli it’s over and no more will they be seen

Further loss of variety and saddens my heart to think

Of many other species who are teetering in the brink

Or have already gone the same way which is tragic to me

Extinction is the new reality.

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Alarmists

So people suggest that those who back,

Climate change theories are alarmist,

Do they also deny animal species extintion

Which is happening everyday

Ans this extinction of the fruit bats

Would devestate rainforests

A nd the extinction of bees could see an end to humankind

For earth and nature are a complex balance

Way beyond our ignorant arrogant knowledge

We think we know so much about nature

But myxomatosis proved we dont

We interfere with nature at our own peril

You see human extinction will follow if we ignore the risks

Of listening to climate deniers who call us alarmists

Actually we are just extinction realists.

Where are they now

Where are the doubters

The critical questioners

The dreamers

The anarchists

The true idealists

The troublesome activists

The wise men

The fable writers

The romantics

The philosophers

And the realists

Were all their minds rent assunder

By education and teachers

Who sought to produce fodder for the worhouse and a target for the guns

On battlefields built on lies and corruption

Where are the existentialists

And all the nihilists who question everything

Why have we created so many societies that no longer resist

The destruction of humanity through war and environmental chaos

Why have we created societies that seem so riddled with pathos.

A not so funny tale

Is it not funny

That fracking corporations

Can break the law with impunity

That huntsmen can hunt with immunity

Is it connected to wealth

But if you march to save the environment

Or for justice or for equal rights in an unfair age

You will feel the full force of the law with all its rage

Now please tell me, don’t you think that its strange

It reflects a society that’s deranged

Police protect the frackers

And turn a blind eye to the hunts

And treat justice and climate protesters like punks

Beatjng them down and arresting them

Treating them as if they are villainous men and women

Rather than the sane voice of humanity

Trying to save life and everything else that exists

That keeps the balance of this planet intact.

Whaling

The seas team with life

But some exploit it out of sight

And now the time to hunt and kill whales has returned once again

Just as numbers gave got back to their norm

Japan seeks to bring a storm

To start whaling so we must be drawn

To confront and deny them to do this

They already over fish

Boycott their goods if you wish

Let Japan know we won’t accept this.

Seeking love and compassion

From poverty in the projects in America

To the same visions in Brazil and its favelas

To the poor living in boats and shanti towns now

I ask you where is the love and the compassion

Where people live scraping out a way just to survive

Where children don’t expect to live a long life

Where food is seen as a luxury item

And where starvation is the cause of so many dying

I ask you where is the love and the compassion

When there are people in many countries begging on the street

Where we have third world societies

In a world of plenty but that is dominated by greed

I ask you where is the love and the compassion please

Why is there so little hope in this world for equality

And people are so obsessed by material things

And the rich exploit the poor for corporate greed

Forcing them to work in dangerous industries

I ask where is the love and the compassion

Where people risk their lives in the name of fashion

And Rio Tinto Zink kills so many in the mines

Delving for gems and diamonds so refined

And corporations hire poachers who are poor and twist their minds

Telling them to kill endangered species is fine

Or telling poor people cutting down the rainforest is designed

To give them a better life in future times

I ask you where is the love and the compassion in those lies

I ask you can we change the world by awakening minds

To see through these ignorant and arrogant times

And find a way to love and equality so we are not resigned

To repeating this lifestyle time after time

Where second best is still better than third world

Where the gap between top and bottom starts to gel

Into a space a lot smaller than it is now

Where people live for what they need instead of for greed

Where enough is a description of plenty

And the love and the compassion is evident for all to see.

Those voices aren’t in your head

I am a voice in the dark

A voice on the wind

I am the voice of all life

A voice of pointless suffering

I am a voice that’s a cry

A voice that does not want to die

I am ap voice that is ignored

A voice of a living things that you seem to be devoid

Of hearing and helping as everyone should

Those voices are not far away

They are also coming out of your neighbourhood.