Tim Flannery has had years of practice trying to terrify us into thinking human-made climate change will destroy the Earth, says Andrew Bolt. TIM Flannery has just been hired by the Gillard Government to scare us stupid and I can't think of a better man for the job. This Alarmist of the Year is worth every bit of the $180,000 salary he'll get as part-time chairman of the Government's new Climate Commission.
It is alleged that Tim Flannery is on $3,600 a week of our taxpayer’s money for working just three days a week making up more BS. With remuneration like this no wonder he is toeing the government line.
For those who haven’t read Andrew Bolts article in the “Herald Sun” – “It pays to check out Tim Flannery's predictions about climate change,” here is part of it. To read the full article click here and scroll down to where you left off. - Werner
* * * * * * *His job is simple: to advise us that we really, truly have to accept, say, the new tax on carbon dioxide emissions that this Government threatens to impose. This kind of work is just up the dark alley of Flannery, author of The Weather Makers, that bible of booga booga.
He's had years of practice trying to terrify us into thinking our exhausts are turning the world into a fireball that will wipe out civilisation, melt polar ice caps and drown entire cities under hot seas.
Small problem, though: after so many years of hearing Flannery's predictions, we're now able to see if some of the scariest have actually panned out. And we're also able to see if people who bet real money on his advice have cleaned up or been cleaned out.
So before we buy a great green tax from Flannery, whose real expertise is actually in mammalogy, it may pay to check his record. Ready? In 2005, Flannery predicted Sydney’s dams could be dry in as little as two years because global warming was drying up the rains, leaving the city "facing extreme difficulties with water". Check Sydney’s dam levels today: 73 per cent. Hmm. Not a good start.
In 2008, Flannery said: "The water problem is so severe for Adelaide that it may run out of water by early 2009." Check Adelaide’s water storage levels today: 77 per cent.
In 2007, Flannery predicted cities such as Brisbane would never again have dam-filling rains, as global warming had caused "a 20 per cent decrease in rainfall in some areas" and made the soil too hot, "so even the rain that falls isn't actually going to fill our dams and river systems ... ".
Check the Murray-Darling system today: in flood. Check Brisbane’s dam levels: 100 per cent full. All this may seem funny, but some politicians, voters and investors have taken this kind of warming alarmism very seriously and made expensive decisions in the belief it was sound. So let's check on them, too.
In 2007, Flannery predicted global warming would so dry our continent that desalination plants were needed to save three of our biggest cities from disaster.
As he put it: "Over the past 50 years, southern Australia has lost about 20 per cent of its rainfall, and one cause is almost certainly global warming . "In Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane , water supplies are so low they need desalinated water urgently, possibly in as little as 18 months." One premier, Queensland 's Peter Beattie, took such predictions - made by other warming alarmists, too - so seriously that he spent more than $1 billion of taxpayers' money on a desalination plant, saying "it is only prudent to assume at this stage that lower-than-usual rainfalls could eventuate".
* * * * * * *My thought for today: - Werner
We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon. Konrad Adenauer