29 March, 2007

LETTER: Plank and mote

Matthew Salter, Greensborough
The Age, 29/3/2007

JOHN Howard is concerned with the loss of Australian jobs because of any response to climate change, and so has decided to help reduce logging in Asia. Just wondering, Prime Minister, how many jobs will be lost in Asia?

The Government needs to be reminded of the biblical principle of removing the plank from your own eye before worrying about the speck of dust in the eye of another. Stop shipping our climate change problems off-shore, Mr Howard and focus on making changes in our own country.

Perhaps start by ratifying the Kyoto Protocol. Maybe then move on to stopping the logging of old-growth forests and investing in renewable energy. Oh, and de-deifying the economy might help: change does cost money, but it's money well invested.

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