What price our future?

On one hand, our energy consumption is rising rapidly (“Household energy use soars”, Sydney Morning Herald, June 6) and on the other, our immigration intake also soars to 180,000 this year.

At a time when fuels are in ever-decreasing supply, what sense does it make to bring in thousands of people to boost economic prosperity for what will really be only short-term gain, and then only for the few who benefit?

I recall an American Indian saying (not sure which tribe) that we will only know the consequences of our actions when the last tree has been felled and the last ocean fished – or words similar.

At the end of it all, you can’t eat a dollar.

Other blog at the prLAB, http://www.prlab.com.au

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