On climate change, it’s better to be half right on time

Crikey readers have their say.

Tim Flannery:

John Hunwick writes: Re. “Flannery hits back at IPA polling on his credibility” (yesterday, item 1). Tim Flannery has been outspoken, and to some extent provocative in some of his public statements relating to climate change. Some of this I put down to the sheer necessity of getting the topic discussed by an increasingly educated (hopefully) general population.

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  1. Warren Joffe

    “John Sawyer writes: Does it really matter what I or the rest of public think about Flannery’s credibility. He is a scientist who specialises in climate science. His credibility is measured by his peers who are qualified to offer an opinion.”

    Really? When did Tim Flannery begin “specialising” in “climate science”?

    When Australia’s megafauna died out or was killed would be his thing.

    Of course he has written a lot about what science is supposed to tell us
    about current climate change but he doesn’t make as much sense of what
    others have studied as some of the old Treasury officials and others of
    and economics caste of thought who are equally dependent on what the
    variety of sub-specialists whose work, when put together, makes up so-called
    “climate science”, tell us. “Climate scientist”, whatever that is is certainly not
    Tim Flannery.

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