February 4, 2020

IS CLIMATE CHANGE THE ONLY THREAT TO THE FUTURE OF MANIND?

Isabella McGregor, 64

I was inspired to write this piece of poetry while reflecting on the extraordinary global response that’s been aroused by the climate change ’emergency’. It seems that mass recognition across the world of the very real threat that pollution and global warming pose to the future of mankind has galvanised individuals, world leaders and governments to question the consequences of their actions, or inactions and what can be done to turn the tide of self destruction The conflicted world we live in , warmongering , inequality and exploitation of our fellow man rife across the globe, and a general sense of rising discontent among people, makes me think that perhaps there are even more pressing questions that we need to ask ourselves about the way we treat one another and how we can create a fairer and more sustainable world. What purpose in cleaning up our environment if we are not prepared to question and take action on the darker elements of human nature, within each of us, that threaten the future of, and possibly the survival of, the entire human race? Bella Mac

IS CLIMATE CHANGE THE ONLY THREAT?, 2020