The poet William Stafford set himself the task of writing a poem a day. When someone asked him what he would do when his poem-of-the-day wasn't very good, he replied "I simply lower my standards." In order to increase output, the bar here is set at a low level - the point of this is to have some fun with current events and politics. I welcome contributions and comments. Now you can also follow Doggerelo on Twitter (@doggerelo). Because of continuing medical problems, I'm no longer able to post a poem-a-day. I'll continue to post poems, but at a reduced frequency, so please stay tuned.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Hold Back the Tide!
GOP lawmakers in North Carolina have put forth a bill that would
require coastal counties to plan for the future assuming that sea levels will
rise 12 inches at most over the next century, far below most scientific
projections. The 12 inch limit is
derived from assumptions that the rise is sea levels will be linear, “and shall
not include scenarios of accelerated rates of sea-level rise”, i.e. pay no
attention to the science of global warning.