Where Have All the #Glaciers Gone

(to the tune of “Where have all the flowers gone”)

Where have all the glaciers gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the glaciers gone?
Long, long time ago,
Where have all the glaciers gone?
Gone to water, ev’ry one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn.

Where has all the water gone?
Long time passing
Where has all the water gone?
Long, long time ago,
Where has all the water gone?
Gone to rivers ev’ry drop.
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn.

Where have all the rivers gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the rivers gone?
Long, long time ago,
Where have all the rivers gone?
Flowed to oceans, ev’ry one.
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn.

Where have all the oceans gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the oceans gone?
Long, long time ago,
Where have all the oceans gone?
Flooded all the lower lands.
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn.

Where have all the shallows gone
Long time passing,
Where have all the shallows gone?
Long, long time ago,
Where have all the shallows gone?
Giving water to the skies.
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn.

Where has all the vapor gone?
Long time passing
Where has all the vapor gone?
Long, long time ago,
Where has all the vapor gone?
Gone to snowflakes in the air
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn.

Where have all the snowflakes gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the snowflakes gone?
Long, long time ago,
Where have all the snowflakes gone?
Gone to glaciers, ev’ry one.
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn.

Another Geophysical Christmas Carol, this one describing the water cycle. The shallows aren’t evaporating fast enough to balance the glacier melt, though.