29 December, 2010

Conventional Wisdom

The front page of today's Australian has no less than three clangers, all in passing.
1) Reference to "carbon pollution"!! Carbon pollution? What the hell is that? I thought carbon was an essential part of life?
2) Reference to the "ailing Murray Darling Basin". Perhaps they mean "ailing" from excessive water flows!
3) "Ailing" from "excessive farmer allocations". Allocations in the last two drought constrained years for which figures are available were only 3,500GLs and 3,000GLs respectively, not the 13,700GLs that the Plan keeps referring to and which it wants to reduce by only 3/4,000GLs.

What a strange world!
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