Wake up. We’re dead.

8 October 2018:

“It’s the final call, say scientists, the most extensive warning yet on the risks of rising global temperatures. Their dramatic report on keeping that rise under 1.5 degrees C says the world is now completely off track, heading instead towards 3C.”

(Original page here.)

12 October 2018:

Both global oil demand and supply are now close to new, historically significant peaks at 100 mb/d, and neither show signs of ceasing to grow any time soon.

(Original page here.)

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We had fields of green,

Rain forests too,

And life uncounted

In seas so blue;

And I’d think to myself:

What a wonderful world.


There was power and wealth

Deep in the ground,

For those determined

It should be found;

And I’d think to myself:

What a wonderful world.


Now there’s scorching of the landscape

As agriculture dies,

With cities underwater

As the acid oceans rise.

And the carbon tycoons

Keep their mountains of cash,

As ancient forests 

burn to ash.


The deniers still cry

‘All is not lost!’

While methane bursts

From the permafrost;

And I think to myself:

‘twas a wonderful world.

I think to myself:

‘twas a wonderful world.


Oil, yeah.


These lyrics are copyright (c) Mark Doran 14/10/2018,
and are not for commercial exploitaton.


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