Friday, January 9, 2009

Tim Flannery calls Andrew Bolt a liar.

On Canada Radio's The Current, commented on Andrew Bolt's  (previously covered here) Top 10 dud predictions of 2008.

Last march Flannery said "the water problem is so severe for Adelaide that it may run out of water by early 2009."  Last month Adelaide's reservoirs were up to 75% full.

In June, Flannery said that Brisbane might need desalinated water within 18 months. Brisbane has in fact just had its wettest spring in 27 years.

In 2005, Flannery predicted Sydney's dams could be dry in just 2 years. In fact, 18 months later, its dams are 63% full.

Flannery also made a similar wrong forecast for Perth.

When asked by The Current's hostess, Anna Maria Tremonti, Mr Bolt described Flannery as a "professional panic merchant."

Ms.Tremonti then asked Flummery to respond. Although Mr Bolt had done nothing but quote Flannery's own words, Flannery called the journalist a liar.

Although sea levels have dropped over the past two years, Flannery suggested the waters around Vanuatu would rise by FOUR METRES.

The IPCC ( also proven wrong on many things) has said that the rise over the next century the rise will be between 18 and 59 centimetres, so Flannery, like Gore increased the official estimate by 10.

Flannery, former Australian of the Year, (what a sorry year that was) calls some-one quoting him a liar - does that mean he was the originating liar?

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