The Climate Change Monster Has Risen
Posted on 27 January 2016
Abrupt Climate Change is the monster
that we have unleashed.
Gestating in warming air temperatures,
acidifying oceans, and melting ice sheets.
This monster has emerged even now
in ways we cannot yet see.
Because climate change is not a gradual process,
but one that is fraught with sudden increase.
Then one day, it's hard to keep up
when our environment does an about-face,
We don't know whether to grow or shed our own fleece,
Like the Snowshoe Hare, who cannot adapt in time,
Like the crash of the Antarctic Krill population,
the many dead Murres, the recent dying whales
along an Indian beach,
We, earth's creatures, cannot keep pace.
We cannot adapt, mitigate, outrun, or otherwise escape
This monster that has finally emerged and is our fate.