Sir F. Chook, Inventor of Leopard Oil

Likeness captured upon a daguerrotype machine in Japan, July 1891

Lettres

Wherein the Author reflects upon certain topical & personal issues of the Day.

The Face of Global Warming

Penned upon the 11th of February, 2009

I don’t want to talk too much here about the continuing fire situation – given FrillyShirt’s usual, generally irreverent, subject matter, it seems inappropriate. I will, however, draw your attention to one article, by my friend and teacher, Dr Freya Mathews:

“The Prime Minister weeps on television at the tragedy of Saturday’s events. He looks around uncomprehendingly, unable to find words, unable to find meaning.

But there are words. There is meaning. This is climate change. This is what the scientists told us would happen. All the climatic events of the past 10 years have been leading inexorably to this.

Yet this is just the beginning, the beginning of something that will truly, if unaddressed, overwhelm us.”

Fires the deadly inevitability of climate change, at The Age.


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