Thursday, March 10, 2011

But what can be done about it?

A parliamentary committee in Queensland is reportedly examining whether death poses a pollution hazard. Hmmm - it can certainly pose a personal hazard. Their concern is that both burial and cremation release "carcinogens with significant impacts on the environment". Will they need to come up with alternatives? I've always thought embalming a loved one and having them encased in a transparent coffee table may be a (good?) talking point but it isn't for me; or perhaps sending them heaven-ward ... and out of Earth's atmosphere. The report I read didn't give the committee's terms of reference nor a timeframe for completion of the study but I suspect there will be lots of people dying for their findings.

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