Paul Warren

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Climate Change And War - Poem by Paul Warren

They say that the Syrian Civil War had as one of its causes
An ongoing drought for three years with no rain of course
When you mix the country not be able to feed its people
With young men leaving the country to cities that are feeble
No work, no prospects for the future push these people to ISIS
So they became cannon fodder in the Moslem extremist pushes

Informed Americans now feel that they cannot wait to put in place
As a security agenda intelligence estimates of climate change in the race
They say climate change and pressure put on countries in the world
Will mean countries under pressure from the climate as they are held
Remember that the French Revolution resulted from failures of crops
And world markets for food could raise the prices when food flops

Russia had a huge drought with Russian wheat taken from world markets
This raised wheat prices by 300 percent in the Middle East yet
The resulting Arab summer where governments fell as a result
Had as one of its causes climate change without a halt
Where there is already stability extremists take a hold
Now is the time for us to act against climate change being bold.

© Paul Warren Poetry

Topic(s) of this poem: climate change, environment, war

Form: Prose Poem

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 20, 2017

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