Though warned too many times,
self-deluded in false denial
instead of their civic duty
to safely recycle 100%
the ever-spreading tons
of garbage, trash and junk,
smoke, smog and fumes,
each in his greedy haste
to double and triple
his personal wealth
chased the big money
and dumped the waste.
as the scientists measure
on their geophysical Maps
the growing mass of pollution
poisoned and disrupted
the atmospheric chemistry
of the seasonal weather
causing the global biosphere
to falter and collapse.

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