Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Beds Are Burning

John Howard's right-wing Bush-supporting government has apparently gone down quite decisively in the recent federal election in Australia. Howard himself faces defeat in his own riding.
Part of the reason for the defeat appears to be the Howard government's continued denial of the science behind global climate change. The citizens, facing unprecedented drought and bush-fires, seemed to consider the science differently, electing a party who have said they will immediately sign on to the Kyoto Protocol and will also begin pulling Australian soldiers out of Iraq.
Other good news? Former Midnight Oil front man Peter Garrett was elected. You can read more about the election here.

Update: Garrett has been Labour's Shadow Minister of Environment, Climate Change, Heritage, and the Arts. It is widely expected that he will be the new Minister for the Environment in the Rudd government.

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