By Situation Theatre 16/05/15
We all know about the Australian government’s ongoing campaign to overheat the planet, wipe out the poor and move the super-rich into a global network of bio-domes. What’s news is their innovative strategy in marketing the long history of environmental tragedies as a win-win for the economy, and the economy.
In a press conference at the opening of the new “Tony Abbott’s Museum of Environmental Destruction” in Canberra, the PM said ““Unesco has this outdated view that environmental disasters are a bad thing. Not me. Environmental calamity is an essential part of our economic future, here in Australia, and right around the world.”
He went on: “You say Exxon Valdez, I say $3.5 billion of new cleanup spending injected into the economy. You say Chernobyl, I say jobs for nurses. You say Bhopal Disaster, I say Union Carbide deserves a tax break.”
In this light it’s easy to see why humanity is pretty bloody excited about government and corporate plans to open up the Galilee Basin, destroy the Great Barrier Reef and raise sea levels by six feet.
Climate scientists are worried that six feet of sea level rise will still not be enough to drown the idiocy of this government.