There was a great discussion at Mullum’s Civic Hall about the notion of ecocide and the campaign to have it recognised under international law as the fifth international crime.
The local gas-field-free campaign was most conspicuous at this event and held a raffle to raise funds for their worthy cause. First prize was a hot air balloon flight. But how does the air become hot in such a balloon? Gas, of course.
I am unsure of whether such sponsorship constitutes co-option but would suggest that this type of profligacy (fossil-fuelled fun flights) is inconsistent with the call to end ecocide. Or is ecocide only something that ‘big business’ does? My personal feeling is that we are all responsible.
Dave Lisle, Mullumbimby