Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

Haiku Duet, Cape Town Breakdown

January 30, 2018

“The canary in – the climate change coal mine: Cape – Town’s water crisis”

“Capetowners will cook, – shower and wash dishes and – clothes without water”

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/as-cape-town-water-crisis-deepens-scientists-prepare-for-ldquo-day-zero-rdquo/

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Haiku Trilogy, Our Dying Oceans

January 5, 2018

“Climate change causes – oceans to acidify – and lose oxygen”

“Oxygen loss and – acidification are – killing our oceans”

“Climate change makes fish – suffocate by depleting – deep sea oxygen”

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/01/climate-change-suffocating-low-oxygen-zones-ocean/?google_editors_picks=true

Haiku Duet, Prepare To Die

December 30, 2017

“Global warming wakes – up long dormant viruses – and bacteria”

“Trump denies climate – change but bacteria and – viruses will bite”

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170504-there-are-diseases-hidden-in-ice-and-they-are-waking-up?ocid=ww.social.link.facebook

Haiku Trilogy, Waterless World

December 29, 2017

“Climate change causes – water’s tipping point: floods, drought – and wildfires”

“Water is finite – the same amount now as when – the dinosaurs roamed”

“Humans waste too much – water; must be more mindful – of conservation”

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/12/replenish-sandra-postel-water-conservation/

Haiku Quartet, Mother Nature’s Terror

December 9, 2017

“The Santa Ana – winds turn errant sparks into – raging infernos”

“Humans need to stop – living in the wildland – urban interface”

“As the Hulk would say, – puny humans are no match – for wildfires”

“In Houston, Puerto – Rico and Los Angeles – Climate Change is now”

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/southern-california-wildfires-climate-change-emergency-w513659

Haiku Quartet, Suicide By Climate Change

December 4, 2017

“The only climate – change uncertainty is how – fast it will happen”

“Winning slowly in – the War on Climate Change is – the same as losing”

“Climate change plays by – the rules of Physics not by – the rules of Roberts”

“All seven billion – people on the earth are one – in being human”

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/bill-mckibben-winning-slowly-is-the-same-as-losing-w512967

Haiku, Bush Hog

September 10, 2017

“This is a bush hog – imagine it two hundred – fifty miles wide”

Haiku Quintet, Irmageddon It

September 9, 2017

1. “May the hurricanes – of September have mercy – on Florida’s coasts”

2. “Earthquakes take you by – surprise; at least hurricanes – give you a warning”

3. “Harvey turned highways – into wave tossed rivers and – suburbs into lakes”

4. “Climate change helps make – five hundred year hurricanes – our brand new normal”

5. “Global warming turns – normal hurricanes into – colossal bush hogs”

http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2017/09/06/548658019/climate-power-money-and-sorrow-lessons-of-hurricane-harvey

Houston, A Man-Made Tragedy

August 29, 2017

Every populated area should have a sensible emergency evacuation plan in place and it should be practiced on a regular basis, especially in poorly planned, flood-prone cities like Houston. It’s not rocket science. If you know a storm is coming and you also know the forecast amounts of rain will overwhelm your storm sewer systems you move people out of harms way gradually and sequentially, starting with the neighborhoods most likely to flood and working your way to neighborhoods less likely to flood. You don’t try to evacuate everyone at once and cause gridlock or, even worse, not evacuate anyone and cause the human tragedy that is unfolding in Houston. Adage: “Failing to plan is planning to fail”; Haiku: “If you don’t learn from – past mistakes you’ll keep making – them in the future”

Haiku Quartet, Harvey Bangs Houston

August 28, 2017

1. “Unplanned sprawl wiped out – pasture land that once soaked up – Houston’s floodwaters”

2. “Climate change has turned – five hundred year floods into – annual events”

3. “Failure to plan has – made Houston America’s – first third world city”

4. “America has – its head up its collective – ass on climate change”

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/columns/tony-messenger/messenger-when-water-recedes-in-houston-debate-over-climate-change/article_1bce1e2e-2110-5e5a-a5b9-402ec1b80067.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share