Thursday, November 01, 2012

Carbon Nightmare

One of my favourite comedy programs is The Hamster Wheel (aka "the Chaser"). Last night, they did this piece on the "scare" around a price on carbon.

Basically, they satirise the politicians/media that were milking the carbon fear campaign for votes/viewers. It's astounding the obscure things that were blamed on carbon. Newspaper staff losing their job. Even a man driving his car into a pile of dirt.

With the benefit of hindsight most people have worked out that it's nowhere near as bad as all the hype. Of course, we knew this already. But it's just funnier when the Chaser point it out.

PS. Viewer warning: there's a tiny bit of vulgarity in the clip.

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