djk at tobit.co.uk
Fri May 4 15:05:30 BST 2007
Richard Foley wrote:
> But you're right, it's all a bit bonkers. It reminds me of the Australian
> Prime Minister saying that the solution for Global Warming, (and the
> consequent likely destruction of the current pattern of economic and human
> life on that continent), is: "we can only hope and pray".
I was in Oz when he said that. He also said that if there wasn't any
decent rain over the next couple of months he would stop all irrigation
in the Murray/Darling basin. Since most of the "402,000 people are
employed in agriculture or agriculture-related services" are employed
there, and it produces most of Oz's food, I imagine Mr Howard has some
higher plan (which might employ loaves and fishes) for dealing with
sudden worsening of Oz's balance of payments + increase in food prices.
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