When I first read This Post on "Watts Up With That" I thought that the author must be on drugs. But as I read on it became all too painfully obvious that this was far from some drug induced hallucination.
It was for real.
Basically, in order to save the planet from Global Warming, the Australian Government plan to gun down one million feral camels. Simply to stop them farting.
|You're next sunshine|
If this scheme was ever extended to the human race then Billothewisp would have his life expectancy seriously curtailed.
The camels will be humanely shot (Oh - that's alright then), and the amount of CO2 released from the decomposing carcass and the fuel used by the hunting party carefully itemised against that saved by the prevention of camel fart-gas. The resulting "Carbon Credits" can then be traded
No. Seriously. I am not on drugs either. Honestly. Read the Australian Governement paper Here.
Now putting stupidity and drug induced psychosis to one side, on the balance of things, I generally think a mild amount of AGW is taking place. Consequently I often try to present what I consider rational aspects of reducing pollution, like this post on stopping the Indonesian Peat Fires - due for an update soon.
But unfortunately, any rational argument for stopping bad things like deforestation, and slash and burn farming get thrown out the window when the lunatics and doom-wishers start down the End-Of-The-World-Is-Nigh path and present ever more extreme and absurd scanarios and solutions for global warming.
But I never thought that sections of the Australian government were also in need of Psychiatric care.
I may be disparaged by the true believers in the global warming camp as a mere Luke Warmer, but believe me, lunatic ideas like this will soon reduce that temperature to tepid.