Michael Kelly, Wardell
It’s great to see such an eminent Australian scientist like Tim Flannery recently return to, and take up a prestigious position with the Australian Museum in Sydney.
Tim has spent a lifetime fighting recalcitrant govts and vested interests over appalling inaction on climate change and environmental destruction; from the Murray/Darling basin to the Great Barrier Reef.
Tim correctly predicted that the Great Barrier Reef would be in danger of increasing mass bleaching events if carbon emissions were not drastically reduced, as what subsequently happened in 2016 and 2017, with over half of the reef now seriously damaged. And that the Murray/Darling Basin was being drained to death by unsusstainable irrigation and was in danger of complete collapse; resulting in the mass fish-kills around Menindee in 2018/2019.
Tim Flannery’s work in raising the profile of environmental issues earned him the Australian of the Year award in 2007, PM Howard said that ‘he had encouraged Australians into new ways of thinking about environmental history and future ecological challenges’.
Isn’t it a real shame when underachieving blowhards badmouth great achievers of this world like Tim Flannery and Greta Thunberg who have tirelessly worked for the betterment of our degraded planet.
I’m with Greta, ‘How dare you.’