Marilyn Munroe un-friends Coal!

In a recent visit from the dead, Marilyn Munroe has commented on coal by appearing to her descendants and singing this revised version of “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” – a song she made famous. “Carbon is the world’s worst friend now” she said.

Jule Styne and Leo Robin, who wrote the song in 1949 are in complete agreement with her. “If we had known what liberties would be taken with the climate of this precious planet we’d have written more songs about it” they said in a recent seance.

Words:

The rich are glad to risk the earth,
They delight in mining fuels,
But I prefer an Earth that lives and gives
The future jewels.

A mine on the land will be quite detrimental
Cos carbon is the world’s worst friend
A mine may be planned .. but it will drive you mental
Get you quite irate
So quick mate, lock the gate!
Science has learnt if that coal gets burnt
That we’ll all lose our farms in the end
No forests for the clearing
when solar’s so endearing,
And carbon is the world’s worst friend

Whitehaven!
Adani!
China First!
Throw off your shares and DIVEST!

There may come a time when a town needs a lawyer
Cos carbon is the world’s worst friend
There may come a time when a farmland destroyer
Eyes your fields so nice
But at any price, tell them “no dice”
He’s your guy when extraction’s high but beware when it starts to descend
Those poisoning louses fly out to their spouses
And carbon is the world’s worst friend

A high-carbon life makes the climate go chronic
Cos carbon is the world’s worst friend
A low-carbon life is like taking a tonic
It’s a better bet
Are you ready yet? Let’s get set
Time draws near and the choice is clear
And a life with less stuff is the trend
When we choose to use less
Each pow’r station spews less

And carbon, carbon, even as diamonds, carbon, is the world’s worst friend

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