Tim Flannery - apocalyptic nonsense
Dr Flannery told an international carbon market conference on the Gold Coast yesterday that emissions trading schemes alone could not save the planet in time.
Telling a carbon market conference that an ETS can't save the planet? So the message would be something like: the world's going to hell in a handbasket, an ETS won't help, but hey, you carbon traders can still cash in on Armageddon (before we all get sautéed, that is) ... sweet.
Dr Flannery said the catastrophe could be a large-scale methane release which would cook the planet or [cause] major ice sheet destabilisation.
All qualified by the words "could be", of course. I suppose he's talking about a methane release caused by the out-of-control global warming that's happened since 2001? No, wait, hang on...
Read it here.