Global Warming Poem by Ana Camile Valdez


Fourth grader Ana Camile Valdez created this poem after hearing about a story The World did about climate change. Credit: Courtesy of Curtis Guild Elementary School. It was about the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, and how scientists are finding that climate change is stressing the forest, and maybe making it less able to absorb carbon dioxide pollution. And how that, in turn, might be making climate change even worse.


The world is getting
Day after day

But do you
Ever wonder

This is why:
Trains and
Is messing
Up the air

They affect the air
And we have to
Remember that
Trees help us breathe

But now the trees
In the rainforest
Are doing the opposite
They are not cleaning
The air

Instead of reversing carbon
Trees may contribute!

Air is what we breathe
That’s what we need
Our future in jeopardy
But that can all change

Let’s start
Protecting our planet

Ana Camile Valdez

As The Crisis Escalates…

In our natural world, the issues of climate catastrophe and species extinction is a priority. Stories related to pollution, greenhouse gases, the depleting ozone layer, glacier meltdowns etc. have turned pivotal if we are to attempt to salvage what’s left of our planet earth. We as readers and responsible citizens need to take the threats to our environment seriously. We need to worry about the consequences of damaging the earth and its atmosphere and focus on finding solutions based on scientific facts, not political prejudice or business interests.

As climate change continues to wreak havoc on populations across globe, writers are fighting back with words that jolt, motivate, and best of all, provoke one to act.

Through this platform, I’m offering to the readers, a slim anthology of poems on the subject of climate change. Slim, but by no means weak or tepid. This is poetry that investigates human relationships with the environment. Each poem offers a unique perspective on climate change in its own style. All of the poems here are free to read online, and all are worth your time.

The anthology consists of ten poems that will be published weekly, compiled by Vinita Agarwal.

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