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Be Heard: The new 12 days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, the planet gave to me — an iceberg melting in the Bering Sea.

On the second day of Christmas, the planet gave to me — two dried up water wells and an iceberg melting in the Bering Sea.

On the third day of Christmas, the planet gave to me — three empty river beds, two dried up water wells and an iceberg melting in the Bering Sea.

On the fourth day of Christmas, the planet gave to me — four submerged islands, three empty river beds, two dried up water wells and an iceberg melting in the Bering Sea.

On the fifth day of Christmas, the planet gave to me — five drowned capitals, four submerged islands, three empty river beds, two dried up water wells and an iceberg melting in the Bering Sea.

On the sixth day of Christmas, the planet gave to me — six collapsed economies, five drowned capitals, four submerged islands, three empty river beds, two dried up water wells and an iceberg melting in the Bering Sea.

On the seventh day of Christmas, the planet gave to me — seven extinct species, six collapsed economies, five drowned capitals, four submerged islands, three empty river beds, two dried up water wells and an iceberg melting in the Bering Sea.

On the eighth day of Christmas, the planet gave to me — eight flooded coastlines, seven extinct species, six collapsed economies, five drowned capitals, four submerged islands, three empty river beds, two dried up water wells and an iceberg melting in the Bering Sea.

On the ninth day of Christmas, the planet gave to me — nine environmental catastrophes, eight flooded coastlines, seven extinct species, six collapsed economies, five drowned capitals, four submerged islands, three empty river beds, two dried up water wells and an iceberg melting in the Bering Sea.

On the 10th day of Christmas, the planet gave to me — 10 decimated wetlands, nine environmental catastrophes, eight flooded coastlines, seven extinct species, six collapsed economies, five drowned capitals, four submerged islands, three empty river beds, two dried up water wells and an iceberg melting in the Bering Sea.

On the 11th day of Christmas, the planet gave to me — 11 devastated regions, 10 decimated wetlands, nine environmental catastrophes, eight flooded coastlines, seven extinct species, six collapsed economies, five drowned capitals, four submerged islands, three empty river beds, two dried up water wells and an iceberg melting in the Bering Sea.

On the 12th day of Christmas, the planet gave to me — 12 grim reapers, 11 devastated regions, 10 decimated wetlands, nine environmental catastrophes, eight flooded coastlines, seven extinct species, six collapsed economies, five drowned capitals, four submerged islands, three empty river beds, two dried up water wells and an iceberg melting in the Bering Sea.

Festive greetings.
The writer is an Al Ain-based educator and Gulf News reader

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