The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

7 June 2007

Clearly the clearest clearcutting

You have to hope that these guys have done the math:

The Humane Society International is horrified by threats made by farmers in three [Australian] states to fell trees every day as a protest against climate change programs.

On Tuesday this week, World Environment Day, farmers from New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria threatened to cut down one tree on July 1, two on July 2 and so on, to protest what they call a government conspiracy.

Does this mean that on the third, they'll cut down three trees, in simple arithmetical progression — or that they will double the cutting, thereby doing four? If the latter, they'll cut down eight trees on the 4th, 16 on the 5th, and they'll have wiped out every tree in the Southern Hemisphere before Boxing Day.

(Via Tim Blair.)

Posted at 11:07 AM to Dyssynergy