Just imagine how it is to be a radical. I'm still the same old self but my ideas are extreme. Climate change is not happening yet I have been known to mull over the ethics of taking a flight on a holiday whim, considering the hugh amount of fossil fuel that an aircraft burns and exhausts. The act of using a human or a donkey as a beast of burden so as to swan around mountain tops is another question. At least the donkey is not carrying a male bigger than itself. (yes, it is employment, but...) And isn't Nepal riddled with malnutrition?
Prime Minister Gillard has an uphill battle. In my books, she can do nothing better than finalise climate change leglislation. If she has to sacrifice everything and become a martyr to the climate change cause she will be glorious and enjoy the view from the top.
My daughter just loved trecking in Nepal despite the effects of local illnesses, was it the altitude, and she carried her pac.