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A Tim Flannery Cartoon February 18, 2012

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A Tim Flannery cartoon

There is a hilariously funny cartoon by John Spooner from, The Age (Click here to View) . The Age is normally a warmist publication so it was quite a surprise to see it there.


Julia Gillard to Tim Flannery (top picture)
“Tim, sorry to drag you in like this. I’m not that upset that you were so wrong about water shortages now that we’re drowing in the stuff. And how were you to know that there would be no statistically significant increase in warming for the last 15 years of increasing CO2 emissions.”

Julia Gillard to Tim Flannery: (lower image)
“No! I want to know why I pay you 10 times what Bob Carter gets and he still wins the argument!”

The cartoon is in light of the recent Heartland leak. For our non-Australian visitors, the lady on the left-hand side is our Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and on the right is Australian Climate Commissioner Tim Flannery. Professor Bob Carter is one of Australia’s leading geologists and a climate realist.

Climate Commissioner Tim Flannery is very much a joke in Australia, he has a list of failed climate change predictions as long as my arm. He gets paid a taxpayer funded $180,000, three-day-a-week salary for his role as part-time chairman of the Australian Government’s Climate Commission.

There’s a saying that when Flannery tells you that your city is about to run out of  water, move to higher ground and invest in an umbrella company.

Also Construction of the Flannery Centre($7.5 million taxpayer funded sustainability shack), named after Tim Flannery who predicted ”the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams and river systems” in a permanently drier ”new climate”, has been again delayed. By rain.


1. bushbunny - February 18, 2012

Sometimes humor is a successful way to get a message across than seriously written scientific reports. Congrats to those responsible.

Bring it on Mr Flannery. Anyone attached to history or archaeology or palaeoanthropology, knows the climate changes without us trying to gain political nuance from it. And that history or archaeology records are not absolute, when new evidence can change the whole perception of the past and the inferences drawn in the present.

I don’t think much things have changed. Even the opposition still believes that we should cut greenhouse gases. I have a letter from Julie Bishop that explains this. Let them try?

Even if we all suddenly rely mainly on solar and wind turbines for electricity. It’s been proven from overseas, that this inefficient and expensive alternative energy source doesn’t cut greenhouse gases either. I wish they would get their terminology correct. Carbon pollution or emissions or methane from our docile bovines and woolly
jumpers (sheep) does not warm the climate but clouds do. Or keep it cool depending on the season and hemisphere. How would they go
erecting solar panels in the Northern Hemisphere with reduced sunlight during the winter? The Hebrides, Northern Scottish islands,
Norway and some parts of Northern Europe, the Arctic circle and Antarctic are lands of the midnight sun. With up to 22 hours of sunlight in their summer.

2. Mervyn - February 18, 2012

I think people are taking Flannery too lightly, simply treating him as a sick joke. But it really is more serious than that.

I take the view that as a public figure in a privileged position, Flannery is guilty of engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct, making irresponsible ‘authoritative’ statements on future climate as though they are fact, with purposeful intent to boost support for the man-made global warming con.

I think Flannery should be prosecuted for climate change fraud… passing himself off as a climate change expert and taking the money, when in fact he is nothing of the sort and has simply been deceiving the public and the government with his crystal ball predictions that have had nothing to do with real climate science.

In my opinion, the Flannerys, the Karolys and the Garnauts of Australia must be hauled before a special Senate inquiry to hold them accountable for the damage they have caused in influencing the government in giving Australia a needless and economically damaging carbon tax. Climate charlatans!

bushbunny - February 19, 2012

Well said Mervyn, add Hansen, Jones, Mann et al. And the IPCC Climate Change Fundsters. If scientists or so called scientists have willfully been employed by governments to con the people, do you think that they will ever admit they were co conspirators in this fraud and in my opinion, those responsible for compiling incorrect reports are guilty of crimes against humanity. Because it has had a huge political backlash on developed countries by those who blame us for their misuse of their environment when it is mainly the problem of a changing climate and natural or human made degradation of their landscape.

3. bushbunny - February 19, 2012

ps. Over use of soils and chemical fertilisers, insecticides and herbicides, erosion (particularly of atolls that come and go, sink and also regenerate over centuries) and now the introduction of useless and expensive alternative fuel and electricity generation).

4. Glenn Tamblyn - February 22, 2012

Hello John. The thread at The Conversation seems to have gone cold and since you seemed to be a more reasonable person to discuss things with than Peter Lang, I wonder if you are interested in starting a dialogue. I have posted several questions and commments for you at the Conversation to which you have not replied. Would you care to continue that here?

Obviously this thread isn’t appropriate so perhaps a thread dealing with some of the basic science and data.

5. Glenn Tamblyn - February 23, 2012


Are you interested in a conversation?

6. honestclimate - February 23, 2012

@ Glenn

Who is John?

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