Mark Parnell MLC

For those who don't use Twitter and who aren't following South Australian Legislative Council Greens member Mark Parnell, he had this to say earlier this afternoon:

Marine Policy 101: Kill seagrass with pollution = mobilised sand = eroded beaches = $$$ to pump more sand on shore to keep our beaches nice!

It's funny (in a kind of tragic way) because it's true. Welcome to the world of reactionary rather than preventative environmental politics, or as I see it, fixing the symptoms not the causes. It works so well for health, education and transport, might as well put it into practise for the environment too.