So I focus on the urban Oxygen samples, the hot that made it breathe
They sold Pompeii impression, waste infections
And twelve steps to lesson
Urban air quality is generally poor, an area for attention and improvement. Yet it is a product of industry, urbanization, things that make civilizations dominant and productive. Like Pompeii however, it’s a choking cloud, dangerous to our survival. Unlike Pompeii, which was destroyed naturally, this is an infection bought and paid for by urbanization and industrialization.
“Twelve steps to lesson” has two meanings here. The one is in relation to our reaction. As an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, twelve-steps to stop running away or drowning the problem and face life. The other is a need to set definitive directions to deal with the problem. Wishy-washy measures will just be consumed by the cloud.
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