Monday, July 7, 2008


The Australian media are buzzing about the Garnaut
report. The what? As far as I'm aware, there has not
been ONE PEEP about this in the New Zealand media,
which confirms yet again how deeply colonized our
mentality still is. Stuff is going on across the Tasman
of great relevance to us but we still take our cues from
Europe and America. Professor Ross Garnaut and his
team have produced a major draft report on climate
change and how it will affect Australia, yet on this side
of the Tasman, unless you went out of your way to
find out, you wouldn't know about it. Garnaut calls for
an emissions trading scheme by 2010, from which, in
his view, agriculture and forestry should be exempt for
the time being. Sound familiar? Check the net.

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