July 12, 2020

Literally a life and death decision - do we opt to arm ourselves to the teeth or adapt to the climate crisis?

Literally a life and death decision - do we opt to arm ourselves to the teeth or adapt to the climate crisis?

Australia's Liberal National Party is proposing it spend nearly $300 billion on machines and processes that equate with death while ignoring, comparatively, the climate crisis that is descending upon Australia, and the world.
Conscious that Prime Minister Scott Morrison would pay little heed to anything I might say, or anyone not of his political stripe, I figured my next best option to raise it with my local member of parliament, Damian Drum, the Member for Nicholls, who is from different party, the National Party, but who is in cahoots with the Liberal Party and so between them win sufficient seats to win government in Australia.
I contacted Mr Drum directly seeking and written reply as to why we should spend such an inordinate amount on death and in doing so virtually ignore those things which help sustain life.
The idea of a column for my local newspaper, the Shepparton News, attracted some push back from the hierarchy, not the editor, and so I turned to my podcast.