Australia, Canada To Withdraw From Climate Change

Australia will lead a coalition of countries, including Canada and potentially India, that will pull out of climate change as early as next week.

Under the plans announced today, alliance countries will leave climate change, avoiding any long-term damage to their respective environments.

A spokesperson for the Australian Government said the strategy was common sense. “Given the dire predictions scientists have made about possible temperature rises over the next twenty to fifty years, climate change is definitely not something we want to be a part of”.

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15 Comments

  1. Maybe Satire

    June 11, 2014 at 5:38 am

    Perfect – captures fully the wisdom of our leaders!

    • Squirrel

      June 11, 2014 at 10:08 am

      Good comment, Maybe Satire, but I would have put the word “wisdom” in inverted commas. However, I know you meant it to be interpreted that way anyway. Certainly the current Federal Government gives comedians and satirists plenty of ammunition. By the way, I wonder if the Canadian Prime Minister also thinks that if you can’t see something then it doesn’t exist. What a pair of clowns!

      • Susan

        June 14, 2014 at 6:38 am

        Oh yes, the Canadian Prime Minister is very much a part of the “if you hide it, they won’t know” school of thought. From payoffs to senators to closing off debate early, and hiding policy changes in 450-page omnibus bills, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper is as slippery as they come.

  2. MD

    June 12, 2014 at 5:22 am

    No he believes in GOD

    • Squirrel

      June 12, 2014 at 12:02 pm

      Which is precisely why his comment nearly a year ago that invisible things are ridiculous, is so very funny.

  3. Tigger

    June 12, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Ahh..Ummm…what’s a climate???

    • Maybe Satire

      June 13, 2014 at 10:39 am

      Congratulations – you are now Minister of Science

  4. David Friedman

    June 14, 2014 at 4:46 am

    I gather that neither the authors of the page nor the those commenting here realize that the “not something we want to be a part of” quote is from an Australian equivalent of the Onion, a satire site that makes up its stories.

    http://www.theshovel.com.au/about/

    • Maybe Satire

      June 17, 2014 at 7:51 am

      Really? You mean its’s satire – well knock me over with a feather!

    • Oli

      June 18, 2014 at 6:02 pm

      What, you mean this site? You don’t say? :O

  5. Tim

    June 15, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Australia and Canada to lead the “Coal-a-lition of the warming”.

    • Squirrel

      June 17, 2014 at 9:35 am

      Oh no! And to think that I thought everything here was totally accurate! Thanks for the extra laughs.

      • Squirrel

        June 17, 2014 at 9:39 am

        Oops! This reply was to Maybe Satire! Blame it on a cold morning with icy fingers hitting the wrong spot!

    • Squirrel

      June 17, 2014 at 9:37 am

      Nice pun, Tim. Thanks for that.

  6. Ricardo

    July 11, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Abbott – the politician who believes in an odourless, colourless, weightless God but doesn’t believe in CO2 emissions, which are measured in billions of tonnes…