A Pschyzoid Newspaper

The Australian Newspaper allows one of its regular columnists to run a long-standing anti-environmental campaign against Cape York, a remote part of Australia, while supporting enviuronmental management of the suburbs and the cities (Professional section p7 W/E 17-18 Oct 2009). On one hand the Australian supports the good work of environmental scientists in the suburbs but rails against same environmental scientists if they should dare to ensure the sustainability of vast tracts of wilderness. To the Australian, environmentalism is okay as long as it is kept strictly and literally within the confines of your backyard, but not if it has anything to say about how we will sustain the planet with a population of 10 billion people for the next 100, let alone next 1,000 years.

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