As you know, Australia had an election today. It looks like the climate-change-denying, staying with 20th century internet (yes, I said *20th century*), foreign aid denying, criminalizing refugees party—the Liberals (the equivalent of your Republicans in that they’re conservatives) have got into power through a load of lies on the economy.We are in for a rough ride and the country for a rough millennium or so because all work on attempts to mitigate & prepare for climate change will be abandoned.
I knew before the vote was in because Ceiling cat told me so, appearing above my own MtLawleyShire in Western Australia at sunset.
As the BBC notes:
Mr Abbott has also promised to repeal the government’s unpopular carbon tax – a policy which has marked Australia out as a world leader on climate change legislation in the past three years.
Ceiling Cat and his eponymous Earthly minion, Professor C.C., indeed disapprove of the election’s results, and Ceiling Cat has turned black to protest the increased emissions. Keira’s photograph: