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Extinction of reason: why I detest climate activists

7 March 2024

1:36 AM

7 March 2024

1:36 AM

Three climate activists were arrested and charged on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, after parking a large truck across three lanes of Melbourne’s busy West Gate Bridge, causing peak-hour traffic delays on day two of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit.

The Extinction Rebellion Victoria activists sat on top of a truck they parked across Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge just before 8 am, and then unfolded a large banner that read ‘climate breakdown has begun’ and ‘declare a climate emergency’.

I live in Sydney, so I wasn’t physically inconvenienced by the extinction of reason among those activists, but I was deeply agitated by it –...

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