- May 7, 2011
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I had a look through the SMH articles. The Koala extinction one is a bit of a play on words and play on hearts. It doesn't actually say they are facing extinction as a species. It says that they are driven toward extinction sooner, and that they have a chance of becoming extinct in NSW.I can't believe how crazy the climate change propaganda has become since the fire emergency. Particularly in the SMH (which I try to read each day so that I'm exposed to ideas that don't fit my own consensus).
Today's SMH had so many articles and references to climate change that I lost count. It's not just at the front of the paper, it had managed to find it's way into the 'Money', business, letters to the editor sections as well.
Some of the comments and claims in there are actual outright lies (for example claiming that the Koala is at risk of becoming extinct when it very clearly is not).
I totally respect every persons right to their own opinions and of course that means people who have the opposite opinion to me, but I believe it's now becoming dangerous.
Climate change is no longer (what is ever?) a scientific debate. It's become a religion and unless you swear to be a believer, you are written off as a denier and some sort of leper.
People who support climate change might think it's a good thing, but I guarantee you won't get effective / useful policy when there is so much emotion and fanatacism about climate change instead of cool heads and rational thought.
It's a bit of a play on words as most people hear "extinction" and think that means the end of the entire species. So SMH have played on that emotional misunderstanding. Extinction can just mean the end of a family or the end of a group (for example, NSW Koalas). That's possible, but it's unlikely that all Koalas would go extinct.
That said, people often think that Koalas are Australia wide. But they're actually only east coast creatures. Stretching from the middle of Queensland coast down to Victoria. Still unlikely to go extinct but it's a massive loss of the species.