Tim Flannery is a famous climate expert and every good shitlib has at least one of his dozens of books in their particularly gay array of unread tomes in some very prominently positioned bookcase in their living rooms, usually it’s “We Are The
Gayest Generation of People To Have Ever Lived (Updated, with Extra Global Warming Gayness)”. We’ve all been to someone’s house and seen this book, and groaned silently and politely.
Like all climate loons, grifters and cultists he is fond of making dire predictions and this one, from 2007, is looking particularly interesting given the current massive rainfall and flooding in eastern coastal New South Wales in and near Sydney, with the flooding being partly caused by a dam overflow.
The full monstrosity of it:
We’re already seeing the initial impacts and they include a decline in the winter rainfall zone across southern Australia, which is clearly an impact of climate change, but also a decrease in run-off. Although we’re getting say a 20 per cent decrease in rainfall in some areas of Australia, that’s translating to a 60 per cent decrease in the run-off into the dams and rivers. That’s because the soil is warmer because of global warming and the plants are under more stress and therefore using more moisture. So even the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams and our river systems, and that’s a real worry for the people in the bush. If that trend continues then I think we’re going to have serious problems, particularly for irrigation.
This is also a real worry:
2007: “So even the rain that falls isn't actually going to fill our dams and our river systems,” – Former Climate Commissioner Tim Flannery.
2021: House floats down the river in NSW floodwaters.pic.twitter.com/4H083uukep
— Keira Savage (@KeiraSavage00) March 20, 2021
Some of the flooding is caused by the Warragamba Dam near Sydney overflowing and everyone’s favourite Muslim gargoyle senator from the Greens for NSW “Mehreen” “Faruqi” in 2019 sponsored a motion to prevent the raising of the dam wall at Warragamba because “traditional owners” had not been properly consulted, and because the raising of the wall would flood some unoccupied land in the Blue Mountains including some “cultural heritage sites” of Aborigines, probably meaning sacred birthing trees or maybe some scrawlings on cave walls.
Fair bit of clownworld intersectionality going on here, and occasionally reality will rudely intrude into things, but Tim and “Mehreen” won’t be around to help: