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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

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.’

  


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9 COMMENTS

  1. Mr Kelly , must we have a selective Memory ?
    Mr Flannery’s previous predictions
    and the ongoing burden he has caused
    The Australian taxpayer’s regarding his failed
    Advice and predictions. ” Even if all the rains
    Fall will not be enough To fill our dams and river systems ” hence why taxpayer’s are still paying
    500k to a million a week on mothballed desalination plants.. has this jolted your
    Selective memory Mr Kelly sound familiar?
    Obviously not ..

    • Barrow your irrelevant point is emphasised even more by Gladys and her pork-barrelling neanderthal proclaiming the solution to our water woes is more and bigger dams. The economic cost of construction alone makes dwarfs your false claim [equal to $26-52 million / year], without even factoring in the value of drowned ecosystems and productive agricultural land.

      BTW Barrow, how many books and peer-reviewed scientific articles have you had published? Ever conducted research or held professorialships at any universities? ….thought as much.

  2. Well said Michael, Australia has always been at the forefront with world leading scientists like Tim Flannery, it’s such a shame that due to recent targeted cutbacks to our scientific institutions like the CSIRO. by this current pathetic excuse of a Federal Govt. many of those scientists and their ground-breaking discoveries have been forced overseas to continue their great work. As for the “underachieving blowhards” who derive some sort weird ego trip from deriding the high achievers of this world, they need to seriously reflect on their infantile behaviour and have some pride in this great country of ours and it’s great achievers both past and present..

  3. Joachim you shouldn’t have told him that, you will deflate his ego and make him feel bad, for God’s sake don’t tell him that there are about 21 desal. plants of varying sizes operating at various levels of output in every State in Australia except Tasmania, you might just push him over the edge.

  4. It’s okay, Keith… I don’t mind reminding our non-believer that these desal. plants
    are there where they need to be with the exception of Tasmania. More federal
    government lies from the ‘scheming’ right’ sitting with the bed-bugs each & every
    night.

  5. What is a non- believer Stefanie?
    What if i don’t believe in a Religion
    Iam a non- believer ?
    Seriously you Warmists are loopy ..

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