Nature is speaking

2 July 2015

Nature doesn’t need people – people need nature

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The The Abbott government bangs on a bit about “intergenerational theft” – the “public debt legacy” current generations are leaving to to their children and grandchildren to sort.   As one business writer has observed:

That’s a bit rich coming from a government that has axed the carbon tax, tried to increase university fees and hopes to cut youth welfare. It’s a bit rich coming from a government that doesn’t have a thing to say about Australian housing policy or the superannuation concessions that largely benefit older and richer Australians.

It’s also a government that is quite evidently lukewarm on the fundamental intergenerational issue of our time, perhaps all time:  climate change.  The following clip narrated by Julia Roberts is from a series produced by Conservation International featuring celebrity actors giving a “voice to nature”.

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