On this day in 2014 a reliable and surely-not-satirical news source reported that
With 2014 confirmed as the hottest year globally, and the third hottest in Australia, the Government has taken a decisive step to prevent further increases – introducing a new bill which would make future temperature rises illegal.
A spokesperson for the Prime Minister’s office said the law, if passed, would lock temperatures in at 1996 levels.
“This is direct action, this is strong action, and we hope the Senate will do the right thing and pass this important bill,” she said.
Also on this day-
A year later,this report, for real, hits the world. #lifeartwhoknowsanymore
Kirsten Tona’s article on Newpolitics.com.au – Government ignoring climate change while the planet burns (and published on The AIMN as Canberra fiddles while Australia burns) – contained a number of links to the CSIRO website where climate change data and modelling were available to the public.
Within a week of her article being published the links to the CSIRO website were taken down.