There’s a danger in getting kicked in the head by a kangaroo.
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Then we are warned: “What is likely to vanish — or be transformed beyond recognition — are many of the things we think of when we think of Australia: the barrier reef, the koalas … “
It would certainly be interesting to see koalas “transformed beyond recognition.”
I have mentioned twice before in these pages in the last few weeks that the Murdoch press is being targeted by the left and by the Australian Labor Government. By some strange coincidence the pattern is repeated here: “Murdoch’s papers also failed to point out that the more coal the country burns and exports, the fiercer its hurricanes are likely to become.”
The established connection between coal-burning and hurricanes is non-existent. Most of Australia’s exported coal goes to China, anyway. The Murdoch press’s coverage of environmental issues has been thorough and professional.
It has been calculated that Australia is responsible for just over 1 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, quite apart from the fact that carbon-dioxide is both harmless and vital to plant growth. We could probably do with a lot more of it.
Elsewhere I have quoted Oswald Spengler, writing in 1932. Yes, 1932, about 80 years ago: “In a few decades most of the great forests will have gone, to be turned into newsprint, and climatic changes have been … thereby set afoot which imperil the land-economy of whole populations. Innumerable animal species have been extinguished …”
The article concludes with the self-indulgent pretentiousness apparently inescapable in this type of writing: “We walk for a while, watching all the happy people strolling along the boardwalk and drinking wine in cafes and surfing the waves. The sun is shining, and everything is lovely. Too bad that it all has to go.”
And in his report of the matter Tim Blair concludes: “Too bad he had to show up. Bye, Jeff.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online