By Ed Crane
I learned a new word today . . . .
Defined as destruction of the environment
by deliberate or negligent human action.
It’s a crime, punishable by many years
in prison in Russia
and several other countries
Their numbers are increasing.
There is even an international legal definition
So I have to ask our honourable World leaders.
Those in Bonn, Kyoto Paris and Glasgow.
Are you prepared to confess
(as you pat yourselves on your backs
spouting empty promises,
drafting get out clauses
promising laws that won’t be passed)
to a crime punishable by death
. . .of us all . . .