Drilling down Ever narrower now, energy buildingSluicing water upwards,Roaring over mudflats,Through to Goole,Swamping the Ouse and Trent,Removing ten thousand yearsOf post-glacial civilisation.York and Venice cannot be saved,By Tidal Barriers.Profits rise with the waterUntil drilling down means holding onAgainst the soaring tidesAnd strengthening winds.And as the storms merge,We ask, ‘What now ?’ Part 5 of myContinue reading “Screaming trees (5)”
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Screaming trees (4)
Screaming trees – why don’t we care?
Screaming trees (3)
Number 3 in my series, I heard the river laugh. Soon available as a chapbook.
Screaming trees (2)
Number 2 in my series on the effects of global warming on the Holderness Plain, where I live. Please let me know what you think. My chapbook is nearly ready and free to any environmental group, to use and sell. Just let me know.
Screaming trees (1)
Set of ten poems – I heard the river laugh. Copyright free to an environmental group. More soon.
Capitalism’s Dirty Tricks
‘Using Bridgewater’s public disclosures, Breakout Point calculated that the Connecticut-based fund has bet against 21 European companies so far this week, in sectors ranging from finance to energy.’ The above quote is from the Daily Express of 17th June 2022. And of course, there is nothing like a headline such as- EU issued MAJOR financial warning asContinue reading “Capitalism’s Dirty Tricks”
Let’s get tough.
I occasionally get the urge to write about the environment, but get kinda tired, because of the lack of resonance, even from people on the same page as me. Wrecker’s Nectar Bee beauty will Dance his ass off So his mates fly until They reach the blossoms’ source. Then comes nectar’s drill To burrow deep,Continue reading “Let’s get tough.”
The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
Ferropolis, the steel town left to rust and remind us of our energy nemesis. Even with these monsters, the DDR couldn’t rip enough coal out the ground to meet its energy needs. A great place for a rock concert or just to stare and wonder. Now we know that they were not just monsters inContinue reading “The bigger they are, the harder they fall.”
Why do we ignore the facts about the Gulf Stream?
It doesn’t matter how much evidence is presented, no one in power accepts that the world is on fire. I was stunned by the interactive version. The picture shows a Gulf Stream as no one wants to see it. The heat should be transported from the south to north Atlantic and warm Europe. Without thisContinue reading “Why do we ignore the facts about the Gulf Stream?”