Thursday, February 4, 2010

You are not alone

" ... I was all out of fight
Then the dark came down but no cavalry arrived
And those ne’er-do-wells love a sacrifice
But you don’t scare me ... "

'You Don't Scare Me', Josh Pyke [2008]

Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg refutes the latest Murdoch lies at his blog 'Climate Shifts', and commenters hit the nail on the head:
“Next time, let’s stick to fact over fearmongering and keep the science objective” but they won’t, Ove. Your inconvenient facts about the reef are in the way of Rupert Murdoch’s crusade for not just business as usual but ever increasing business as usual. If he has to destroy science in the process of keeping the public misinformed about what is happening to the world we all have to live in then that’s exactly what he will do without losing a moment’s sleep. The hacked email saga, and the resultant second wave of masses of denialism hitting every blog and letters to editor and newspaper column and shock jock radio programme, is achieving its purpose very nicely. You are being targeted as part of cleaning up the details of environmental damage reports, and preventing the public realising what the outcomes of climate change are going to be in practical terms.

I have no doubt that the Australian’s war on science is just part of a general war, and we are losing, our side. And I don’t know how to turn it around.
2010 is an election year.

Preference The Greens in The Senate. If you really want to vote Labor (inc. TM, Pty. Ltd.) just put "GREENS" first and "Labor Whoever", second.

The universe will not explode if you vote Greens first. Do you have any idea who your local Labor candidate is? Do you have any idea whether they will do anything for your area or for the environment?

Who is your local Labor candidate, anyway? Who are these people?

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