Homage to our planet Earth – A planet under attack

Last updated on November 2nd, 2017 at 10:40 am

“I doff my cap to the BBC’s stunning series called ‘Frozen Planet’ (Catch up on Iplayer) which has captured the extreme frozen poles in an amazing deluge of picture-perfect realism and tell it like it is, approach.

Help me!

Help me

The program’s approach to dealing with the effects, causes and irrefutable proof of our planet changing and changing fast.

The thin slither of gas which encompasses the giant rock we call home is being poisoned slowly and the symptoms of a fever like a state are beginning to emerge. Just like our immune system, the earth is beginning to fight back through heat generation.

It’s amazing how the life-giving planet acts just like our body’s immune systems so when under threat from micro-organisms (which is what we are in planetary terms) it too turns up the heat to try and destroy the problem. Unfortunately, we are the problem.

A moment to ponder.

The fight for human civilisation is won.
The challenge of keeping it has just begun.
How clever, we walk the earth on wheels.
A journey we take and take and take.
I am sorry to generations to come, we forsake.

We inherited the garden, but even believers destroy his Eden.
Presidents and leaders deceive us, but we know.
Corporations and business pretend to be eco, but we know.
Species die, for this, I sigh, looking around an ordinary guy.

With business as usual, I wonder.
When nature, raped and pillaged, so cruel, but no fool.
Will decide, our party is over, we loathe her.
A car too far, our actions, her reactions.
Governments will fail, our society will frail
What will we do?

For the generations to come.
An apology in advance, for not taking a stance.
For not doing more, as we learn, what’s in store.
These children we raise will suffer far more.
Humanity duelled, with this garden so cruel.
But when it’s too late, will we realise our fate.
Blame men in power, no actions, her reactions.
When it’s too late, our climate will anger.
Humanities fate, only our children will know.

Stuart Lovatt 2012.


"Feel the pride."
December 8, 2011
Founder of Power My Home.

  • martin H

    An understated article. The situation is, while explicable, beyond surreal. We all live on this planet. We have no hope of finding another and moving even some, much less all, of the population to it.

    We are utterly dependent on this planet. Our way of life is utterly dependent on particular elements of the planet that we know to be fast running out. It does not appear to have occurred to anyone to conserve oil so that it might last generations. We’re going to burn every last bit of it driving to the supermarket and back. Then there will be no more, ever, however much anyone might need or want it.

    Whether it is a failure of imagination, of will, or of moral courage (or all three), we are destroying the future of humanity, of all other species o the planet, and possibly the planet itself, out of our insane greed, irrationality and refusal to use even the little brains and education that we’ve got. And there is nothing much coming from the ‘masses’ to suggest that they’d do anything very differently from the elites on the issue of climate change.

    We all know something of the kind of future we’re going towards, and most people haven’t the slightest thought of not driving, or not taking plastic bags and over-packed food, or using eco friendly products, or any of the other things that they could easily and cheaply do.