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“For several hundred years,

We’ve been conquering nature;

Now, we’re beating it to death.”

 

Tom McMillan

 

The New Year of 2011, has begun so very ominously

With an awful lot of death, in Earth’s skies and waters

Have we now horribly skewered ‘The Balance of Nature’

How many more innocents may now be headed for slaughter

 

First, 5,000 dead red-winged blackbirds in Arkansas

Then, thousands of dead Drum, in the very same state

Soon afterward, further south, in the state of Louisiana

Five hundred more black birds, met a most gruesome fate

 

Today, millions of dead fish found in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay

And, many more dead birds, are now being reported, out in Sweden

At the same time, more massive ‘Fish Kills,’ are now being documented

Way down in South America, and as far off as down under in New Zealand

 

At first, New Year fireworks were being blamed for all these horrible bird deaths

But now, some are saying it’s chemical pollution or ‘imbalance in our environment’

If we very sadly add all of the dying bats and bees, and the devastating Gulf oil spill

I would very sadly have to conclude that we modern day humans are hastening the end

 

And when we factor in our carbon emissions, deforestation, and destruction of natural habitat

Many of our Earthly neighbors will most likely become extinct within the next fifty short years

As I sadly ponder all the death and destruction we’ve been wreaking on this planet of ours

I also wonder how many of us even care, and how many will even now, shed one single tear

 

The New Year of 2011, has begun so very ominously,

With an awful lot of death, in Earth’s skies and waters;

Have we now horribly skewered ‘The Balance of Nature,’

And how many more innocents may be headed for slaughter?

 

 

 

©January 2011, Mr. Ed
   


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Reviewed by Michael Guy
And when we factor in our carbon emissions, deforestation, and destruction of natural habitat

Many of our Earthly neighbors will most likely become extinct within the next fifty short years...

Actually after analyzing the weather charts for that weekend, this one is more likely an indirect effect of 2010's extreme weather defintely related to Climate Change. So man's hand is in there again but indirectly. And to change the mind of all those deniers about our influence on Climate is the hardest thing. Especially in America. They are such "know it alls" - so sure they know more than the Climatologists and scientists with phd's and years of research. I can't stand their attitude on Yahoo.
But, my theory on this one (may not be the truth but here goes) The same extreme weather system that caused the Killer Tornadoes in Kansas and MO that weekend may have at least been a factor in the Redwind deaths. They were shown to have died from blunt trauma, which is likely if they were caught up while migrating as a flock in the type of severe Meso-scale Storm systems we had that caused the unseasonable Tornado outbreak. They would have been violently knocked into each other and could have been carried high in the atmosphere for hundreds of miles off course, northward from the Gulf shore areas.

Anyway, the Fish I'm not sure of but with seeing the incredible Damage here in the Ocala Forest from the record-breaking extreme early season HARD_FREEZES, I can say that Climate Change is taking its toll quickly on our wildlife and flora. Especially the tropic sensitive plants that cannot take 2 years of these types of extremes. In 2010 we had over 2 dozen hard freezes (including this last few weeks of Decemeber) and then in the Summer, right here in Central Florida (Ocala) we had a record-breaking 30+ days of recorded heat over 100 degrees. I was miserable myself and it cost me much money! This was followed by the driest summer ever recorded in my neck of the woods. We had no measurable rain since mid August to December, unheard of in Florida's wet season months of Aug/sept.

Why, the negative N.A.O. has been warped out of shape (the polar jet stream) by Global Warming dynamics. Tell that to the "red-neck" know it alls who can't do any thinking on the paradoxes of CLimate Change.

It is real and it is happening and man has already changed the course of large scale synoptic systems that effect climate. But you can't tell that to the block-heads who will run out and vote for the deniers...
(sorry I got carried away on this topic)
Extreme weather is here to stay and it kills...
Reviewed by Tom Hyland
ED ...

SOUNDS LIKE THE 'POWERS THAT BE' NEED TO 'SLAP THE KNUCKLES' OF THE CHEMICAL FUMING CORPORATIONS AGAIN?

DON'T ACTUALLY 'STOP' THEM - JUST APPEASE THE PUBLIC - THROW A LITTLE 'BONE!'

TK...
Reviewed by Alexandra Midnight
I know I would shed a tear.
AM
Reviewed by John Flanagan
'Those' responsible will never own up, Ed, and we, the ignorant public will be fobbed off, if at all, with some lame, implausible answer and be expected to swallow it. Sonar? It's throwing the whales' communications into disarray...could it be the reason smaller creatures are dying in such large numbers?
Thank You for this.

John
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Have been following this news of late and do findit very strange all of a sudden. The end times, Nostradamus, Mayans, strange things are beginning to rear. What of HAARP? Is something or someone feeding into permeating the end times?

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Lots to ponder and think about....where are we headed in nature and is it too late...or can we make a new start...
fee
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Is it a coincidence or are things just starting to go really bad, as the Mayan calendar thing is in December of 2012 & all this is just a prelude to what may happen on that date...& like Patrick I don't buy into the fireworks theory as don't birds nest at night? And since when do birds fly into the ground, yes a window they may hit every now and then, but the ground I cannot believe...ed
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
This is so weird. At first I thought they must have been caught in an updraft and froze or suffocated, but the weather was clear. I don't buy the fireworks theory nor the theory that says they flew into the ground because it was dark. Patrick
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER
The sky is falling, earth cannot hold it up no more, our greedy hands in Gaiya's pockets, instead of raised in praise, the beginning of the end, when all bones, lay bleached as on the shores of memory.
First they became deaf, then they became blind, to who they were, then after a short pause, they became dead, their siblings along side them all. It breaks my heart to have to witness this, and I know you feel the same way, Angels are dying, there be no wings to carry us to heaven no more. Hugs! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
this is alarming to say the least
Reviewed by William Bonilla
A scary scene indeed Ed
Can it be something more sinister
causing these calamities......
Food for thought
Peace be with you

William
Reviewed by Lew Duffey
Yes we are destroying the air upsetting the weather patterns, killing our wild life. When will we learn?
Keep writing about it.
God bless,
Lew
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
Ominous events taking place, Ed! What have we done to our beautiful planet? Can we still salvage it? I wonder.....

Anna
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
timely, sad to say,
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