Democracy is so yesterday when the Left loses.
Jane Caro writes in The Guardian:
In the evening as we watched Australia elect a government sworn to repeal the carbon tax, we couldn’t help remarking on the irony, particularly as we watched the results come in while listening to the fire in the paddock across the river crackle and burn. As darkness fell, we could see little red pockets of fire scattered amongst the thick woodlands to our north and hear the crash of the occasional burnt out tree as it fell – in early September, on the edge of a temperate rainforest. We may have got a little drunker than we’d intended listening to the fire while watching Australians decide that what we could see, smell and hear either didn’t matter or, if it did, wasn’t important enough to truly do anything about it.
According to leaked details from the most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday, the world’s ice sheets are melting rapidly as the planet warms. Greenland’s ice added six times more to sea levels in the decade up to 2011 than in the previous 10 years and the Antarctic melt produced a five-fold increase.
But, hey, at least our new prime minister is going to honour all his promises – including repealing the carbon tax, whether its the right thing to do or not.