Flannery, your days are numbered

The Climate Commission, 15 September 2013

The Climate Commission, 15 September 2013

Ah, the sweet satisfaction of seeing that government propaganda mouthpiece the Climate Commission shut down, and all its staff sent packing into the night.

Tim Flannery will, with luck, disappear and never be heard of again, except in reference to his laughably hopeless “predictions”. Will Steffen can go back to being an obscure academic, and we won’t have to suffer his endless alarmism on an almost daily basis.

And most importantly, the taxpayer will breathe a sigh of relief.

Here’s hoping:

A COALITION government would dismantle the climate change bureaucracy and put commissioners including Tim Flannery out of a job, Tony Abbott predicted yesterday as a report painted a gloomy picture of the future.

The Opposition Leader, who vows to remove the carbon tax if elected in September, said there would be no further need for the bureaucracy that supports it.

When the carbon tax goes all of those bureaucracies will go and I think you’ll find that particular position you’re referring to will go with them,” Mr Abbott said.

Mr Abbott will consider dumping the Howard government’s renewable energy target, which he says is “significantly increasing the cost of power”. [yes, finally – Ed]

Speaking to Sky News last night, he equivocated on his previous support for the scheme, which aims to ensure 20 per cent of electricity comes from renewable sources by 2020. “There is going to be a serious review of this, should there be a change of government,” he said. “We’ll wait for the review before deciding what we do, but I take your point that renewable energy is increasing the price of power.”

The report, The Critical Decade: Extreme Weather, suggests worsening weather exacerbated by global warming is inevitable in coming decades, even if action is taken immediately to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Report lead author, climate commissioner Will Steffen, and Climate Change Minister Greg Combet warned against complacency. “The action we take now in terms of getting emissions down . . . will have a big effect on what these extreme events will look like in the future,” Professor Steffen said in Sydney. (source)

Yes, that’s right Will, Australia’s 20% reduction of our 1.5% of global emissions (total, at absolute most, 0.3%) will really have a “big effect”… case closed.


  1. Baldrick says:

    I like this line from Tony Abbott, “It does sound like an unnecessary position given that the gentleman in question gives us the benefit of his views without needing taxpayer funding.”

    But I do hope TA lets Flannery stay on for a while rather than his contract being paid out. That way Flannery can hang around and dismantle the bureaucratic pig trough!

    • Like Anna Bligh’s partner in Queensland having to dismantle $600m + boondoggles?
      Nice suggestion, but wouldn’t he make a mess of it ?

      • Yes, and after a few short weeks he can get a new Government position with a massive salary in the NSW Barry O’Gon ski LNP bereaucracy where they don’t even know who they have hired.

  2. Alfred the Great says:

    Watch them all go on WorkCover before Tony can delice the “climate change” charlatans from the public service.

  3. Tim Flannery has been associated with so many bum climate change related predictions, and so much scary global warming alarmist spin, it is time he is prosecuted for engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct.

  4. See my U-tube video on flannery; “Co-evolve with kooky Tim Flannery”

  5. Flannery can disappear and never be heard of again, AFTER he is charged and convicted of fraud and he is sent broke by the courts forcing him to pay back every sent that was wasted by his lies.

  6. Anyone who thinks the price of power will go down is kidding themselves it won’t happen , but at least Flannery will be gone , but he’ll pop up elsewhere , he’s ike chewing gum on your shoe, hard to get rid of

  7. R James says:

    So we were never to have full water dams again. Next thing we knew, they all overflowed, and we suffered severe flooding. We need to look into Flannery’s financial interests in geothermal energy. The government has poured millions into this, on Flannery’s recommendations. One plant had to shut down because the rain we’d never see again flooded the holes they were drilling. The conflict of interests is disgraceful.

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