The Climate Change Song
Lyrics by David Faraday
Music based on the tune of The Galaxy Song, written by Eric Idle and John Du Prez
It’s been revealed that we are standing on a planet that ‘a-changin’,
Changin’ at a pace we can’t sustain.
Carbon levels now more than four hundred ppm,
The artic only just about remains.
NASA, you and me and many scientists agree,
That we must limit global warming where we can.
The limit, one point five or we will struggle to survive.
So, I think it’s time that we must make a plan.
Now with two degrees or more, we don’t know what’s in store,
But we do know that the sea will rise today.
Millimetres every year, not much, but we should fear
The ice upon the south melting away.
If it’s three we’re in a mess, if it’s four I must confess,
That I think the human race will bear the brunt.
The heat we might survive, but the planet will not thrive.
Yes, I think it’s time that we must make a plan.
And the plastic in the world there is so much eight billion tonnes
And six of those we now have thrown away.
The fossil fuels we’ve used, they’ve all gone up in smoke
And now we find the earth has had to pay.
Nitrous oxide in the air along with methane, can we bear
To stop consuming everything we can.
To rarely take a flight, not eat meat, use a bike,
Oh, I said it’s time that we must make a plan.
Because the animals and birds and all the creatures in the sea,
You see they are the ones who have to fear.
Coral, half as much, as humans double-up
And that’s just the last fifty years.
The rain forests are stripped for palm oil then it’s shipped,
Around the world to make the things we eat.
We love to eat those snacks, while we ignore that facts.
Oh, surely now it’s time we made a plan
Now it’s said we can survive, if all the people compromise
And decide to only have their equal share.
There are many folks around, almost eight billion at last count,
We have to make a start, it’s only fair.
So, if you will agree to put that planet first and see,
What people they can do when they think hard.
To save the human race, and everything on planet earth
What a goal! Let’s start! It’s time to save the world