From the Sydney Morning Herald:
By David Crowe
20 July 2018 — 9:07pm
… The lesson from the recent past is that political promises are worthless where population and migration are concerned. Only the numbers count and the numbers show the emptiness of the rhetoric. Every time the federal government updates its forecasts, it admits the population is growing faster.
The population will reach 25 million within three weeks, about nine years earlier than forecast in the Howard government’s Intergenerational Report.
The first Intergenerational Report was in 2002, so missing by 9 years is a lot.
But what could possibly go wrong?
Unless less rain falls on Australia, as in the Millennium Drought of 1997-2009. But that would be “climate change,” and everybody respectable knows that “climate change” is a hoax, so Australia’s elites are perfectly justified in never giving a moment’s thought to the interaction of mass immigration and “climate change.”
What? I got Climate Change backwards? It is respectable to worry about worsening droughts in the future? Oh, okay, thanks …
So then everybody respectable worries about the interplay of mass immigration and climate change?
It just never seems to come up? It’s as if the two concepts never occur in the same head at the same time?
How do they do that?
Seriously, if you read Jared Diamond’s 2005 book Collapse very carefully, you might notice that Diamond is skeptical about whether Australia has enough water to support mass immigration:
“Contrary to their government and business leaders, 70 percent of Australians say they want less rather than more immigration.”
But that’s about it for publicity for this topic …