When it comes to saving the planet, you never ever know what they will demand next. Just last week it was a demand to “barcode everyone at birth“. This week, it’s the other, previously sacred, end of life they’re looking at, with a demand to rip the fillings from corpses with a pair of pliers.
In a stunning demand, Tim Flannery, Australia’s Climate Commissioner, has made a public announcement before a medical convention, calling for all mercury fillings to be removed by law from the bodies of the recently deceased so that they don’t pollute the atmosphere when cremated:
Addressing the Australian Medical Association’s national conference in Melbourne yesterday, he said an awareness campaign was needed.“I think people would be comfortable with removing the fillings, it is just a matter of awareness,” he said.Prof Flannery said undertakers should be required to remove the fillings and families also could request it.“You just need a pair of pliers,” he said. “It is a $2 solution [to atmospheric pollution].