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Truly inconvenient – climate reality v. Aussie b.s.

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About a week after the election (go John, go… please) there’s a get-together in Bali. Maybe you’ve heard about it – 198 countries sending over 10,000 delegates to an 11-day meeting accompanied by close to 3,000 media.

An international meeting of that size is a very, very big deal. It makes APEC in Sydney look like a Liberal Party fundraiser. Funny that.

It’s also funny what else Aussie politicians and media fail to mention. Although the U.N. Secretary-General, Ban-Ki Moon, recently declared climate change an emergency. On that particular day, Aussie headlines were instead grabbed by Nicole Kidman doing…something.

Meanwhile, the latest forward-looking climate research from America brings good news for Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Garrett. Tasmania’s forests look set to be among the first in the world to be devastated by significant changes in global temperature.

Intensive logging of Tassie so eagerly supported by the ALP and the COALition may prevent this from happening.

Of course, if they weren’t so mindlessly supporting the Gunns pulp mill and its 10,000,000+ tonnes of annual carbon emissions, there’s a chance those forests would survive the Australian government and climate change.

Then again, with the current Australian and U.S. plan to increase emissions by 45% by 2050, what’s another half a billion tonnes of pollution?

So how does it all end: nuclear suicide, ecological disaster, Jesus II, or a Peter Costello presidency…


Written by typingisnotactivism

November 13, 2007 at 11:36 pm

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