Oz TV advises CO2-emitting children to die early
Carbon Cult sickos are under fire for an interactive website that tells children they should die because they emit CO2.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's "Planet Slayer" site invites young children to take a "greenhouse gas quiz", asking them "how big a pig are you?". At the end of the quiz, the pig explodes, and ABC tells children at "what age you should die at so you don't use more than your fair share of Earth's resources!"
Chris Wren responds:
It's not that hard to imagine a Logan's Run scenario in which the state sets a predetermined limit to human lifespan for the good of the planet. Or more precisely, it's not hard to imagine that there are plenty of nutjobs out there who dream of making that scenario a reality.
Again and again we're told that change starts at home, and the burden of global disaster management is hefted onto the shoulders of people whose definition of reality has been shaped by a landscape of stripmalls and (relatively) cheap gasoline. (Good luck changing the world, folks; you'll need it.)
So ultimately it's not consumers I worry about. And although Terence McKenna was largely correct when he characterized conspiracy theories as "epistemological cartoons," there really are people manning the ship . . . and they're perfectly aware that it's started to sink.