Ahoy Bob! Here I am with a review for you as part of your win in "WDC- Wonder Deluxe Carnival" !
The title and the earth theme appealed to me and your vision is very vivid and sad. The notion in line seven about how exploiting is a drug is thought provoking and rings true for some people in this world. Wow! Well conceived and contrasted with the "gasping" rainforest. This image was a powerful choice to support your message.
Beginning the poem with a generic "some" people and their theories of how earth will be destroyed
was effective too and to then point a finger at our own actions in contrast to things outside our control gave it potency.
Your use of repeating sound and rhyme created a pleasing soundscape. I liked the 's', 'oi', "d", and "th" sounds which tie the lines together as well as the rhythm was rather free style. LInes 3-4, and 6-7 are my favorite to read aloud for flow.
I did ponder on the last line, "we've dug". The image is evocative and saying we have already dug them, not are digging...makes the apocolypse a real certainty. Wow!
Amazing to hear your rendition on the youtube link. Not often we get to hear how the author reads it is his head. Wonderful! Good for you!
Thanks for telling it like it is with this strong point of view.