Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Up a tree

WHEN climate worrywart Graham Redfearn parted company with The Courier-Mail he may well have left behind something nasty and quite contagious. Read this story, which would seem to confirm that suspicion, concerning the sad plight of a koala whose home forest was allegedly knocked down by Gaia-raping loggers. The timber-getters responsible are also getting a hard time from the Huffington Post,  which apparently believes koalas go walkabout for days on end. Perhaps they nip out for pedicures.

In any case, marsupial beauty regimes notwithstanding, it seems the poor little fellow had a nasty eye infection, which may explain why he was sitting there dazed and confused. Another thing worth noting is that the cleared forest consisted of pine trees, which kolas don't eat. All this comes from the rescue service that dosed him with antibiotics, pointed him at an edible tree and sent him on his way.

As this fanciful tale involves a photogenic koala, expect other international outlets to depict the little chap as one more victim of environmental outrage. And not a word of it will be true.


  1. PhillipGeorge(c)2013May 2, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Truth and environmentalism have been incompatible for some time now.

    Having worked in off shore oil and gas in Australian waters I can swear an account of how scrupulously clean it is.
    The North West Shelf Gas processing plant would have been among the most clean environments in the world. Would have. Environmentalism torpedoed that one.

    To wit: Torpedo a real ship. Fish love artificial reefs - but "artificial" is an emetic to activism - only death naturally to them.

  2. Not only was my great uncle a gaia-raping logger he told me he once had to eat a koala. He said it was terrible!

  3. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.May 3, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    'And not a word of it will be true'.

    Well, it never is, Prof. They just make things up. That is what they do.

    Koala pining for his pine leaves. I can see the headline writers now.

  4. Stupid koala. I'd say he was placed there for effect. They wouldn't be pine trees in the background? Stupid greenies.

  5. "… the cleared forest consisted of pine trees, which koalas don't eat."
    Ah, he was probably pining, but not being a parrot …?


  6. The Koala is such an evolutionary cul-de-sac, that even the slightest change could see them gone. One species of eucalypt as a food source, which they can barely metabolise, providing almost zero nutrition and only sufficient energy to engage in the next mating season. Now, that's living!