Canada is Burning!

Canada is on fire–and it’s personal

Wildfire season began early this year.  We can anticipate more dislocation, more human injuries, and further destruction of animal habitats as well as respiratory damage from drifting smoke.  You can make your deep concern  felt by  sending a message to your MP and MPP. Just click the buttons below.

To watch Marie-Lynn Hammond’s video of her song “Canada is Burning”

 

From Marie-Lynn Hammond’s YouTube Page:

 

An environmental song about the climate emergency that I wrote in 2023 when Canada was on fire. This year may be as bad. I kept it simple so that people can learn it easily to sing at protests, etc. The changing climate due to burning fossil fuels, deforestation, livestock farming, etc., may not directly cause fires, but it certainly exacerbates them. Video by David Henry. Lyrics below:

 

CHORUS: Canada is burning

Oh Canada’s on fire

but our leaders just aren’t learning

though the flames keep shootin’ higher

Whether government or corporation,

all they do is drag their feet,

so it’s us, the people of this nation,

gotta make them feel the heat!

 

CHORUS

We could mobilize fast in wartime,

the whole country in high gear,

so why are we wasting more time now

with the fate of the planet so clear?

 

CHORUS

So think about the next generation

and the hell they might go through,

then let the children be your motivation

to do all that you can do!

 

(’cuz) Canada is burning

Oh Canada’s on fire

but our leaders just aren’t learning

though the flames keep shootin’ higher

Yes the flames keep shootin’ higher

 

©2023 Marie-Lynn Hammond