Fire and Ice

Very prescient.

Robby Robin's Journey

When American poet Robert Frost first published his famous poem, Fire and Ice, in 1920, he was thinking of mankind’s capacity for destruction, but certainly not through man-made climate change. He wrote this poem 100 years ago; he could not have known how prescient he was.

Fire and Ice

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that of destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

Image credits: Australian bushfire crisis, Matthew Abbott for the New York Times; Polar ice crisis, web.mit.edu

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