More flannel from Flannery
Professor Flannery, who is attending a UN climate summit in Poland, expressed dismay at the slow progress.
He has called for Australia to take the lead on climate - or watch the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef through global warming.
"Resistance is a suicidal tactic," the former Australian of the year, scientist and author told reporters from Poland.
Sounds like Star Trek: "Resistance is futile!" The GBR has been in existence for hundreds of thousands of years, and has survived numbers of climate minima and maxima far worse than the conditions we are experiencing now, so why does everyone think that it's suddenly going to disappear? It's pure hysteria. How on earth Flannely could have been voted Australian of the Year is beyond me. And then, without a hint of irony:
"This round of negotiations is likely to be our last chance as a species to deal with the problem."
No alarmism there, clearly.
Read it here.