Sunday, April 14, 2013

Daily news

Reading daily news
Since year’s start dire statistics
The future is here

Bumblebees dying
Climate changes severe storms
A new century

Filled with new changes
Unsure how they will impact
Just sure that they will

Bees disappearing
Pollination a problem
Global food problems

Arctic ice melting
Rapidly gone in few years
All oceans rising

Water to the air
More storms tornadoes
More rain more drought land dying

Bird flu pandemic
Virus mutates coming years
Fast spread to humans

Advent of new time
On earth our home our planet
How will we survive

Take seriously
The warnings dire real enough
Where to go from here



copyright Paula M. De Angelis
April 2013

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Just to give you an idea of the types of articles I've read recently that inspired this poem: 

  1. Millions face starvation as world warms, say scientists http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/apr/13/climate-change-millions-starvation-scientists?CMP=twt_gu
  2. Arctic Nearly Free of Summer Sea Ice During First Half of 21st Century, Experts Predict http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130412142848.htm
  3. Why Jim Hansen stopped being a government scientist http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2013/04/12/why-jim-hansen-stopped-being-a-government-scientist-video/
  4. Skeptical science http://www.skepticalscience.com/
  5. Pesticides definitively linked to bee colony collapse http://www.anh-usa.org/pesticides-definitively-linked-to-bee-colony-collapse/
  6. A Common Pesticide Decreases Foraging Success and Survival in Honey Bees http://www.sciencemag.org/content/336/6079/348.abstract
  7. Neonicotinoid Pesticide Reduces Bumble Bee Colony Growth and Queen Production http://www.sciencemag.org/content/336/6079/351.abstract
  8. Silent hives http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2012/04/new-studies-colony-collapse-disorder.html
  9. Total Buzz Kill: Metals in Flowers May Play Role in Bumblebee Decline http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130402152432.htm#.UVs6x29BPR4.twitter
  10. Could New Flu Spark Global Flu Pandemic? New Bird Flu Strain Seen Adapting to Mammals, Humans http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130412192402.htm
  11. New flu in China reveals its avian origins http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/349613/description/New_flu_in_China_reveals_its_avian_origins

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