To Scott Morrison: Can you hear our country weeping?

Can you hear our country weeping?  

‘Only 1.3% of global emissions’ you say,
Yet we are only 0.3% of the world’s population,
Include coal exports, our emissions jump to 4%,
Doesn’t look so good then does it?
But ‘Jobs and growth, jobs and growth’

Fires looming behind the treeline CC-BY-NC-SA

Our country burns, homes destroyed, people dead,
Precious habitat lost, wildlife devastated,
Farmers despair, livestock starves,
Rivers run dry, dams are empty,
But ‘Jobs and growth, jobs and growth’

‘Building our economy, securing your future’,
So how’s that going?
Businesses struggling, people angry,
Firefighters exhausted, ‘Quiet Australians’ protesting,
But ‘Jobs and growth, jobs and growth’

Can you even hear our country weeping?

By JCL, Denmark WA

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