Tim Flannery is our Chief Climate Commissioner, appointed by the Labor Government he pockets a hefty sum for the job. Flannery appears to be reasonably intelligent however when one looks at what he says and does a different picture emerges.
Even though he is a paleontologist Flannery has become some sort of superstar for the Climate Change mob. You would assume that someone with a science background even if it is in paleontology would be thorough and careful with their words. Unfortunately Flannery is the opposite. He makes wild predictions. in Launceston he claimed that sea levels would rise by 3mm per year, in The Australian of 05/03/2010 he was quoted as estimating a 60 metre sea level rise (no link). Where does he get his figures from? No one knows. I think he makes them up. If you wanted good information about sea level rise wouldn't you go to an expert in the field? Maybe not because this is what you would hear. 'The sea level rise today is at most 0.7mm a year — though, probably, much smaller' - Nils-Axel Mörner was head of paleogeophysics and geodynamics at Stockholm University (1991-2005), president of the INQUA Commission on Sea Level Changes and Coastal Evolution (1999-2003), leader of the Maldives sea level project (2000-11), chairman of the INTAS project on geomagnetism and climate (1997-2003).
So Flannery is either a liar or lazy or just so blind sided by his faith that he can't accept scientific truth. I think he's blind sided and infatuated with what has become his religion. Have a look at this bizarre rant.
He's getting a small fortune from us and the man appears borderline mad.