Nominate your ‘Environmental Turkey of the Year’

by Bill Chameides | November 19th, 2012
posted by Wendy Graber (Researcher)

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Tell us your Environmental Turkey of 2012 and you may win an iPad!

There is a catch: You gotta tell us in a limerick.

We’ve got our own ideas who has beaten out the flock to win this most dubious distinction, but we’d like to hear yours. So set your top turkey to meter in a limerick and post it in the comments below.  Post by Monday at midnight for a chance to feather your nest with an iPad (see contest rules here).

Want some ideas?  On Wednesday we will share our efforts.

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  1. HB
    Nov 27, 2012

    Woow such beautifull comments here keep going !!!

  2. Chris W.W.
    Nov 26, 2012

    pipeline pimp showed he’s a wimp, flew down to cushing to do some big oil pushing, red state not blue showed he’s not true, obama he sell out your mama for big oil drama, keystone pipeline is not our lifeline, pipeline spills ruin a couple of generations thrills, sold out should have held out, tar sands not crude lying about it is rude

  3. Jeff Crunk
    Nov 26, 2012

    As sea ice begins its death spiral
    The silence on climate goes viral.
    A partisan joke,
    Big money from Kochs,
    Our leaders remain in denial.

  4. Jill Bartolotta
    Nov 26, 2012

    I speak for the trees and wildlife I see
    when I say that a phragmites
    is an invasive plant.
    Congress, can I get a grant?
    No! They are playing oil monopoly.

  5. Kellie Gutman
    Nov 26, 2012

    As the global temperature warms
    Our planet reacts with fierce storms.
    The impact is felt
    When our glaciers melt
    And the coastline around us re-forms.

  6. Michael Berndtson
    Nov 26, 2012

    A man of questionable reading skills
    I submitted my limerick —-
    Oh, forget it – here’s my entry cut and pasted from the reminder post I incorrectly responded:

    A limerick for shale gas:

    A shale rock, limited by diffusion
    Sold as productive, without any confusion
    By fracking it splits
    And groundwater it spritz
    As a bridge, we’re just left in dilution

    Sorry, kind of transport and fate-y

  7. Courtney S.
    Nov 25, 2012

    Mother Nature tried to open our eyes,
    Sending drought, destruction, sea rise.
    Rain in the East and inferno in the West,
    Clearly, climate change will not rest.
    Yet headlines mourn Twinkies’ demise.

  8. Maggie Monast
    Nov 25, 2012

    Storm Sandy made such a disaster
    Many pledged to fight sea rise thereafter
    But not in this state –
    We’ll just legislate!
    And Colbert will mock us with great laughter.

  9. Amanda Lovall-Cole
    Nov 24, 2012

    There once was a planet on pace
    To run out of space and make waste
    The people were greedy
    When their planet was needy
    The turkey is the human race

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