Dying for Green? ABC Game Tells You When You Deserve to Die
By Peter J. Smith
SYDNEY, June 6, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Dying to save the planet? The Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) has spent countless carbons building a website to let all human beings guilty of contributing carbon dioxide to global warming know how long they deserve to live and what they can do to "live forever."
Australia's ABC has unveiled the "PlanetSlayer" site, which the Aussie network calls the "first irreverent environmental website" featuring the cartoon eco-heroine "Greena the Worrier Princess" - a red-haired peacenik tree-hugger accompanied by her trusty canine sidekick - and lets people know how much of a blight they are on the planet.
"Get the dirt on greenhouse without the guilt trips," the site proudly proclaims. "Just fun and games and the answers to all your enviro-dilemas [sic] ... Use our greenhouse calculator to find out when you should die!"
"Professor Schpinkee's greenhouse calculator" allows people figure out "how your CO2 production compares to the Average Aussie greenhouse pig, and to an environmentally-sustainable greenhouse 'pig.'" Once a person answers all 10 questions, he can click on the skull-and-crossbones to know when he should die "so you don't use more than your fair share of the earth's resources."
Situated between an "Aussie pig" generating 24.6 tonnes of CO2 and the "green pig" generating 3.0 tonnes of CO2, a player can figure out who should live and who should die at what age depending on their use of the planet's resources or more accurately their total carbon usage.
Playing the game will let you know that ABC believes the average working class Aussie should die at 9 years of age for consuming too much of earth's resources. The eco-pig, however, "should die at age 77."
A rough estimate of CO2 usage of an ordinary family provider, who is unable to make "eco-friendly" investments because he needs to support his family, shows that he will have used up his share of the earth's resources by 2.7 years. Third-world inhabitants would average between 25-30 years before their time was up.
However, the calculator offers the secret to living forever without having to give up anything that emits CO2, like private jets, gas-guzzling SUVs, and the hot air of endless environmental conventions. The "green calculator" shows that all one has to do is consume material resources with abandon, but have enough wealth to invest in environmentally friendly businesses to go negative with carbon usage.
Unfortunately those unable to invest, including the working class and poor of rich nations obsessed with global warming must radically alter their standard of living, despite having no real chance of deserving to live more than 30 years, even in destitution.
Those interested in perusing the site can watch episodes of "Greena" and play the Planet Slayer game as "X-ON" in order to slay the planet or as the red-haired olive-drab Greena to save the planet. Winning a level as Greena shows a clip of Greena and her dog chained to a tree shouting "never surrender!" Winning at "slay the planet" lets gamers watch X-ON spray Greena in the face with chemicals. Gamers should be warned that excessive game-play uses up precious carbons and reduces the time they deserve to live on Earth according to the site's global warming "greenhouse" standards.
I am so appalled by what these people are doing...What in the world were they thinking just to even come up with this concept???