True Dave, and this opens huge philosophical questions re "Quality of Life". And the definition of QoL. Does TV define it ? The Materialist Society.?
A good pair of bins, a functional 4wd, and time to spare. What more could you ask.?
Economic "riches" not necessarily equal to a rich life.
Still, most people would rather be economically rich than economically poor.
That is the problem.
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On 7 Aug 2020, at 2:08 pm, Dave Torr <> wrote:
Not even necessarily a "Great Economic Policy" - whilst our GDP has grown along with our population, the GDP per head I think has been declining, so whilst the country MAY be "richer" individuals are not.
It goes without saying that anyone exposed to its effects
in the field, knows that Global Warming is very real. The naysayers, mostly motivated by economics, politics or just complete denial of the evidence like the rapid rise in CO2 levels paralleling human activity, ie ignorance, claim that it is a natural cycle and changing our behaviour won't make any difference.
The Economic imperative, the "hip pocket nerve" vote, motivates politicians. Only changing that vote will effect change.
Every little bit counts. To suggest that Birding organisations don't contribute to the argument is grossly counterproductive. Few organisation have changing that vote as their primary raison d'être. If every organisation and individual has their say, the Government is more likely to listen.
In particular the evolution and development of very low emission power sources (natural gas is NOT one of these) will eventually prevail, but may be too late, (and in many cases, is already), to prevent accumulating disaster.
(The underlying problem is population growth. In Oz that unfortunately underlies much of our economic success, thus the "one for you, your spouse and Country" and high migration policies. Great Economic policies but, apart from habitat loss, until pollution free power prevails, NOT GOOD for the Environment.)
Every single voice "matters".
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