Sixth mass extinction: here, now.
That could be we, upright Beasts,
so say Stanford researchers:
We are sawing off the limb
that we are now sitting on.
Just like some capitalist
maneuver to make money.
From where did scientists get
such fine poetic license?
All hinges on rapid loss
But we don’t have to trust this:
if research be flawed, no harm.
But if research be correct,
we may avert the crisis
if, and only if, we act . . . NOW.