WASTING NATURE

"It is a waste not to use the gifts of nature."
-Third World Statesman-

 

If you fell one tree
It you foul one river
If you hurt one man
to grow richer....
It's a small price
to pay for progress
a small price to prosper.

If you fell two trees
If you foul two rivers
Shift a tribe
Kill a tiger
to grow richer....
It's a small price
to pay for progress
a small price to prosper
"We must utilise
our gifts of nature"
says the Prime Minister.

If you fell a hundred trees
If you foul ten rivers
Evict a tribe
Kill four tigers
to grow richer....
It's a small price
to pay for progress
a small price to prosper
"We must utilise
our gifts of nature"
so says the Prime Minister.

If you fell a million trees
If you foul a thousand rivers
Decimate a dozen tribes
Exterminate the tiger
to grow richer....
Is it still
a small price
to pay for progress?
a small price to prosper?
Is this the way to utilise
all our precious gifts of Nature?