28 April 2010

Coal Futures

We’ve been duped before
whether in justification or defence
there’s no certainty in coal futures 

we’ll bury CO2 eventually
adding costs onto fuel already
mortgaged beyond our means 

even if we’d done it properly
20 years back we’ve no guarantee
warming will slow this Century! 

the heat is on to progress
something – but Coal producers
grin and cannily play dumb

in 2008 Australia exported coal
contributed 550 m tonnes of CO2
to global warming 

I hope we’re are justifiably proud
of the fact we’ll reap our reward
when we get it all back
© 19 March 2010, I. D. Carswell