Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Climate Porn - AJ Hunter

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Take a look at Utopia.   Or, to put it another way, Wellington's parliamentary complex under Libertarianz rule.

One can but dream.

Sadly, it's none of the above. It is instead one man's notion of how Wellington would look with global warming, courtesy of Frog Blog -- specifically: "an interpretation of Wellington in 2200 after climate change has returned the swampy pre-colonial shoreline to the steps of Parliament Buildings."

Frog is frankly reluctant to post it, having sufficient insight to realise that "people" -- especially people like myself -- might "take it as an encouragement for more global warming."  You couldn't be more accurate, Frog.

That said, it's not everyone's idea of climate porn.  Perhaps a picture of topless young women bathing at Oriental Bay might be just the thing -- particularly for all of parliament's old men; it might be all that's needed to discourage them from voting for Aunty Helen's Emissions Tax Scam.

(Oh, it should be noted that the title I give for the post is not Mr Hunter's.  He's called it something worthy like 'Wetlands in Lambton Quay,' or 'Warming to Wellington.'  Frankly, I think it's missing a few wildebeest, myself.  And if you's like a real curiosity from Mr Hunter, check out his idea for Keith Locke on Mt Rushmore.)

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4 Comments:

Blogger goooooood girl said...

So good......

9/03/2008 01:37:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I imagine quite a lot of the country might resemble this under 'Libertarianz' rule.

9/04/2008 08:30:00 am  
Blogger PC said...

Well, yes, of course. Leaving people free to choose their own goals and spend their own money ... naturally that would see the country going to rack and ruin, wouldn't it.

Sheesh.

9/04/2008 09:03:00 am  
Anonymous AJ Hunter said...

Actually, I called it "Permanent Recess," a somewhat tongue in cheek riposte. A few wildebeest wouldn't have gone amiss, they'd fit in just fine with all the other introduced plant species prominent in that pic. There's actually an introduced aquatic mammal of some kind in the lower left foreground, but you'd need a higher resolution print to see it.

2/11/2009 05:18:00 pm  

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