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Thursday, 19 June 2008

Die! You CO2 emitting scum!

Thanks to The Register for this story: Oz TV advises CO2-emitting children to die early.

Apparently, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's "Planet Slayer" site invites young children to take a "greenhouse gas quiz", asking them "how big a pig are you?". At the end of the quiz, the pig explodes, and ABC tells children at "what age you should die at so you don’t use more than your fair share of Earth’s resources!" Charming!

In response, ABC managing director Mark Scott insisted that,
... the site was not designed to offend certain quarters of the community but to engage children in environmental issues.
My question is how this squares with the Child Protection policy of ABC. Could we have access to a copy of this policy?
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