Though our TV screens
give us clear warning
that high-rising fumes
from too many millions
of fuel-burning machines
cause global warming,
freak climate change
and species extinction,
humans not immune,
big business presumes
while Earth heats and cools
they will naturally adjust
their business transactions;
thus everyone assumes
we must grow forever
on this shrinking planet,
so upward and outward
beyond the tainted sky
of toxic smoke and gasses
await stars and new worlds
to explore and consume -
(leave the sick one to die
with its terminal masses)

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