Grim for the reaper’s assistants …

Sydney has had a mild winter …

”We’ve seen the biggest drop in business in a generation,” said Andrew Smith, chief executive of InvoCare, the largest private funeral, cemetery and crematorium operator in the Asia-Pacific region. ”Winter is usually our busiest time, but there’s been no real flu season this year and no real cold snaps, and that’s being reflected in a big drop in business.”

Wollongong mortician Warwick Hansen has been in the industry for 47 years. ”It’s probably the slowest winter I’ve ever seen,” he said. ”We’ve had a 10 to 15 per cent drop in the death rate. Talking to other people in the industry, suppliers and coffin makers, they are all saying they have been affected.” SMH.

I guess the thermageddon alarmists won’t be publicising that.

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