Saving our planet from climate collapse
Opponents predict economic relapse
Lessons leave students with lofty high hopes
As politics present roadblocks that pull us by ropes
Respond and exploit these dubious gaps

Whistle awhile, you’ve created your own
Imagine containing entire cyclones
New data proves these turbines share promise
Doubtful skeptics care only for profits

Harnessing water seems a laborious chore
Yet global coverage means a limitless store
Dams worldwide boast massive returns
Rivers with flooding no longer concern
Our actions now build our future’s core



Begins on its own,
No evidence denies,
Though often shown first
Over an ancestor’s eyes.

The process is tepid,
Far done when decrepit,
By then, we’ll just call it a tie.

For us, the losses seem endless.
Our soil has lost its defenses.
Til all that’s intact
Are the roots in the back
Between the two pale and bare mountains.

What’s Holding Us Back?

What’s holding us back from progress?
Scientists breed evidence, no less.
Our skies now burn a brownish hue,
Oceans rise, glaciers in our dew;
Nothing natural, just our very own mess.

Those who know can’t further express
Concern for this global distress.
If there’s no fact, not stat askew,
What’s holding us back?

The science of fact is not meant to impress,
Though the media feels it must suppress
Through erroneous discourse they love to spew
To appease an audience they misconstrue.
The power to ask, we truly possess,
What’s holding us back?