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Atmospheric Pressure

by Penelope Gallogly

Synthetic global warming’s all the rage,
with “pseudo-science” on some other page,
as gloom-and-doom forecasters of despair
corroborate their case with much hot air.
Unclouded by environmental threat
precipitating rainy-day regret,
the weather-beaten skeptic plays the fool
averse to warming to the trend that’s cool.
Prevailing winds of certainty rain hail
on weathered cynics braced against the gale;
the current speculation being hot,
alternative hypotheses are not.

Said climate notwithstanding, otherwhere,
a drizzle of dissent bodes weather fair.

Penelope Gallogly is a fair-weather poet who writes when inspired by a particular topic.

Pat Jones
Published 30 May 2011