Political science tutorials around the university have been subject to fierce opposition from environmental groups attempting to stop tutors from using ice breakers as activities. Greens groups have set up blockades around the campus, citing the rising sea levels caused by the early semester tutorial activities.
As fourth-year Law/Science student Bianca Jenkins explains:
‘Greenhouse emissions are at the point where even metaphorical ice is being affected. These tutors are risking the lives of coast dwelling communities.’
It’s not all doom and gloom, many students welcome the change and are enjoying the small luxury of being able to remain completely silent in tutorials without fear of persecution.
Students are enjoying unprecedented comfort in tutorials, able to remain completely disengaged without a care in the world.
Unfortunately, this change has come at a cost, with ecological damage being caused at a rate that has Al Gore saying ‘I told you so.’
The Obiter caught up with affected Micronesian teenage Adai Baccam, whose tiny island nation was subsumed by rising sea levels.
‘I am extremely glad that the destruction of my community could provide some relief from awkwardness for a small group of privileged students. University was never meant to take people out of their comfort zones, my sacrifice is but a small price to pay. Luckily Australia’s incredibly generous attitude towards refugees has allowed me to begin a new life.’
Adai is enrolled to begin Engineering (Mining) at the beginning of 2019.