We Don’t Deserve This Planet: Australia Edition

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Apparently, half the country up in flames isn’t enough to alter the profoundly stupid and ignorant position of the Australian government.

Apparently, there is no link between the fires raging across the continent and climate change.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his emissions reduction minister, Angus Taylor, say Australia does not need to cut carbon emissions more aggressively to limit global warming, even after a three-year drought and unprecedented bushfires.

Instead they say Australia, which contributes 1.3% of the world’s carbon emissions but is the second-largest emitter per capita behind the United States, should be rewarded for beating its emissions reduction targets for 2020.

“When it comes to reducing global emissions, Australia must and is doing its bit, but bushfires are a time when communities must unite, not divide,” Taylor said in emailed comments to Reuters on Tuesday, while he was busy at bushfire relief centers in his constituency in New South Wales state.

Stepping up efforts to cut emissions would harm the economy, the government argues, especially if it hurt Australia’s exports of coal and gas. The country last year overtook Qatar as the world’s top exporter of liquefied natural gas.

I get it … they don’t give a flying fuck about the planet or their country, but at what point does the rest of the planet have to put up with this bullshit?

Destroying the planet is no longer an option. You don’t own it, you don’t have a right to destroy it.

We don’t deserve this planet.

Sigh.

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