The Dog’s Bollocks

Truth is like a dog’s bollocks – pretty obvious if you care to look.

The cost of groceries and the cost of change

Heatwave fans killer fires in EuropeDoing my shopping expedition today I was amazed to see zucchinis at $14kg and green beans at $20kg. No wonder the punters are complaining about the cost of groceries. We’ve had a colder than usual winter and lots of floods, so it’s to be expected that we’ll all have to wear the cost. Meanwhile, 27 die, nearly three million hit by floods in India, and Europe heatwave kills hundreds. I guess those insurance premiums are gonna keep going up too.

Global warming/climate change denialism has at its heart, the individual fear that it will cost me personally or require that I change my ways. The denialist wants things to keep going as they have been, without cost or inconvenience. Yet extreme weather events, more than likely climate change enhanced, do cost us more in ways we cannot control and will continue to do so at an alarming rate. To my mind, it is more prudent to spend money on prevention and change the things we do have influence over. It will cost, one way or the other.

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Filed under: Big Picture, Economics, Environment

3 Responses

  1. Link says:

    Geebus Slim, where do you shop? DJ’s?

  2. phil says:

    We paid $6/kg today for OK-looking green beans at the vegie shop at Toowong. But we’ve seen them recently at $10/kg.

  3. slim says:

    It was at the only greengrocer in Colac and their produce is always good, much better than the supy.

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