Wes Allen wrote The Weather Makers Re-examined, (link) a critical analysis of Flannery's book,
Wes showed that The Weather Makers contains
- So even the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams and our river systems, and that’s a real worry for the people in the bush.
- In Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane, water supplies are so low they need desalinated water urgently, possibly in as little as 18 months.
- If we cut emissions today, global temperatures are not likely to drop for about a thousand years.
Now we find the Tim has decided once again to dodge the Senate Estimates Hearing. From "Our"ABC: (link)
Senators frustrated as 'personal commitments' keep Tim Flannery from Senate Estimates hearing
Senators have expressed frustration that Climate Commissioner Tim Flannery has not made himself available for a Senate Estimate hearing today.
Representatives of the Climate Change department and other bodies regulating environmental policy have been called to appear. Liberal Senator Ian Macdonald says it is a familiar response that has been used by Professor Flannery to avoid previous hearings as well.
"At least you could have a different excuse every estimates, for the six estimates I think that he's been in charge we've had the same one," he said.
"He's always had long-standing personal commitments."Pity he hasn't got the commitment to stand up questioning from Senator Macdonald:
"Can you take on notice then; what Professor Flannery has been paid in the past financial year, what he's actually done, how many of his predictions have turned out to be accurate [and] how many have been wildly over the top," he said.Come on, Tim! Man up!