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Last updated on July 2nd, 2017 at 08:51 am
The New York Times calmly reports:
Drowning in a sea of plastic bags, countries from China to Australia, cities from San Francisco to New York have in the past year adopted a flurry of laws and regulations to address the problem …
Wrong; in Australia, anti-bag legislation is only pending (and may take quite a while, given how busy is our Bag Minister). Via Alan R.M. Jones, who writes: “Note the NYT headline, ‘Motivated by a tax’. Only a paper like the Times could see the world so.” As far as drowning goes, Jonesy is facing the non-bag kind:
After a very wet week, it rained Saturday in Sydney and the forecast is for more:
Tuesday: Showers. Chance thunderstorms
Wednesday: Showers easing. Chance storm
Thursday: Showers. Chance thunderstorms
Saturday: Shower or two.
Every pair of leather shoes in my closet has developed a severe case of mold, the dog is covered in mud and I’m considering putting a rice crop in the back yard.
If Tim Flannery was willing to put his reputation on the line predicting Australian cities would soon be without water by last year, how should we take his longer-term predictions?