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Our well-right-of-centre Federal Australian government wishes to de-list 74,000 hectares of old-growth forest in the State of the Tasmanian's Wilderness World Heritage Area.
But good news today - "UNESCO's World Heritage Committee has summarily dismissed the Abbott government's bid to wind back protection of Tasmanian forests.
The committee meeting in Doha took just seven minutes to consider the bid, which member nation Portugal called "feeble", and setting an unacceptable precedent for the future.
No country spoke in favour of the bid to de-list 74,000 hectares of old-growth forest, which official cultural and natural values advisers told the meeting would weaken the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
From the Sydney Morning Herald, 24 June 2014.
The present government agrees there is climate change but does not accept any relation to man's activities:
"Jobs now, worry about climate change later. Support big business."
74,000 hectares is 740 square kilometres!! A square whose sides are 27 km long!!
Our government does not recognise that everything has an environmental cost and damages our Earth. We are paying the cost and nature is not infinite.
I need to express this with more punch, Will look for good quotations. Seem to remember that Murray Gell Mann was cogent in his book The Quark and the Jaguar. Hmmm, wonder if I still have my copy ...