Opal Nations


Bless us for our greenhouse gases that we may scorch things up and
raise the level of the sea by between 20 and 140 centimetres.

Bless us our conservation of the malnourished, the poor, sick,
homeless and bewildered masses so that we the few may continue to reap
the fruits of self-righteousness.

Bless us our want of suffering, loss of life and severe economic
damage in the deltas of the Nile, Ganges, Mekong, Yangtse and
Mississippi rivers.

Bless us our complete annihilation of the Maldive Islands.

Bless us our loss of soil moisture in the mid-latitudes of the
Northern Hemisphere, where most of the world's grain is grown.

Bless us also for the vast dessication of both Africa and South

Bless us the impending dust-storms which shall sweep the great
American plains and strip life-soil from around the withered roots of
the wheatfields.

Bless us for our ability to change climate, direction and rate of
ocean currents beyond reason.

Bless us that with added warmth we are able to make rice sterile and
reduce the sexual reproductive capacity of trees.

Bless us our acid rain, our atmospheres full of nitrous oxides and
suphur dioxides so that we may treat our eco-system to a slow painful

Bless us our mercury in salmon and cadmium in geese.

Bless us our chloro-fluorocarbons for they shalt plunder the ozone of
the north so that we may become cancerous.

Bless us for dumping as much lead, zinc and mercury into the
Mediterranean as we do our rivers.

Bless us our growing concern for ourselves so that we may turn our
heads, close our eyes, take a deep breath, and turn out the light.

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