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The Globe is Warming

Updated on April 18, 2016
I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend ? - Robert Redford
I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend ? - Robert Redford

Mother Earth - Neil Young

The summers have gotten hotter

Than they were when I was a child

As the sun beats down my back

I reminisce to days that were mild



When the snow blankets my roof

And I catch a chill from the record cold

Global warming is a tall tale they say

Must have been the biggest whopper ever sold



Tornados have taken half the South

Flood are terrorizing the Midwest

Similar disturbances plague foreign countries

Isn’t that enough to put their theories to the test?



I’m frightened and confused

With no real explanation at all

I believe the world has set itself up

For a cataclysmic fall.



2011 Moira G. Gallaga©

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Global warming is too serious for the world any longer to ignore its danger or split into opposing factions on it. - TONY BLAIR, speech, Sept. 27, 2005
Global warming is too serious for the world any longer to ignore its danger or split into opposing factions on it. - TONY BLAIR, speech, Sept. 27, 2005 | Source

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    • moiragallaga profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Garcia Gallaga 

      6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      cleaner3, a protocol person has to work very hard, especially if the office you work for is that of the President of your country where the margins for error are slim. What all that hard work has done is given me countless opportunities to see governments at work, diplomacy being conducted, travel extensively and deal with a variety of people and cultures. It took up a lot of my time and took a toll on my health, which is why I had to resign. With all that experience behind me and time on my hands, I now have quite a lot of material to dabble with as regards to writing poetry.

      Thanks for the compliment and for taking the time to comment.

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      cleaner3 

      6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      What exactly does a protocal person do besides write great poetry?

    • moiragallaga profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Garcia Gallaga 

      6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      You're welcome Derdriu and thank you for your comment. As for the statement of Robert Redford, a case is being made by certain sectors to include the environment as an aspect of national security. It does seem logical to do so, and I think some governments are already moving along this direction with regard to policy formulation on national security.

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      Derdriu 

      6 years ago

      Moira, What a concise, precise, witty poetic summary of the chilly, hot, wet, windy excesses of weather changes in our time! In particular, I like the nostalgic reference to childhood and the prescient statement by Robert Redford.

      Thank you for sharing, etc.,

      Derdriu

    • moiragallaga profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Garcia Gallaga 

      6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thanks Ghaelach

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      Ghaelach 

      6 years ago

      Hi Moira.

      Lovely hub on a big topic.

      Great images.

      Take care.

      LOL Ghaelach

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