Climatic Pandemonium

a sonnet and prompt

The Australian outback roasts on fire
Germany seethes neath a water melee
India burns on the funeral pyre
The US west coast is fueled in a fray
New York’s been tamed but it looks like it’s rained
A hundred year storm began to submerge
The subway makes sure the city is drained
And Greenland’s ice sheet has begun its purge
The tundra thaws, greenhouse gases escape
Micro nations of the oceans soon sink…