Effects of Global Warming (Chapter 1, page 1 of 4)

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Chapter 1

Heyyy! Hold on! Don't close the book seeing the chapter's name itself! Mark you! I am not here to teach you lessons- your teacher is there to do it of course. What I am writing is to just to enlighten your knowledge of the pitiful condition in which Mother Nature is- in man's hands. Now just read this cute poem, one of my favorites. It is written by Meena Cariappa.

JUNGLE JUSTICE A court was being held by the judge Grizzly Bear
The wolf, the fox, the cheetah were there.
The prisoner, a woodcutter, trembled with fear
A strong case against him was filed by the deer
As the jury of leopards came and sat on one side
"Stand up!" said he judge, "You're bout to be tried
You enter our jungle when you please
And day after day you cut off our trees
Our home and shelter you take away
Soon our children will not have a single place to play!
Have you ever stopped to think how we feel?
When you come to our jungle to plunder and to steal
How would you like it if we did the same?
Broke down your homes and set them aflame?"
At last the woodcutter spoke, his voice full of shame
"I have just understood how much I am to blame
I have only been thinking of myself all along
And without meaning to have done you great wrong
I don't just want to beg forgiveness of everyone
But want to find out how to undo what I've done
To make amends if anyone just shows me the way
I'll work towards it till my dying day."
The jury just listened, the judge nodded his head.
"We see you are sorry for what you have done," he said.
"We'll tell you how you can make up for your deeds
Under that big tree lie ten bags of seeds
Plant them and tend them, let each become a tree
Then your punishment is over- you'll become free."
Said the woodcutter, 'that's fair -I'll do what I can."
He took the bag and walked of a wiser man.

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