Once upon a time, in a developed country,
Angry business leaders held a big meeting.
Business is business – no hanky-panky!
Then environmental laws got a big beating.
Business boomed; growth shot to sky;
Jobs were plenty; prosperity at hand.
No ‘green tape’ to worry about, that’s why
Life was fun – like on a dream land.
Slowly degraded nature; who’d care?
Growth in full swing; that’s all what mattered!
Business depends on soil, water and air;
No wonder eventually growth got battered.
No growth, polluted nature – all that’s left.
No one could believe their eyes or ears.
So growth isn’t supreme; many wept
For all had to live in pollution – oh dear!
So growth isn’t supreme if it’s not green?
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