Q&A Tonight / Q&A Forum

Tonight provides further evidence of bias at the ABC. David Suzuki appears on Q&A without any other panelists. Normally Q&A consists of a panel of six people with Tony Jones. Occasionally there will be just two (and Tony Jones) – such as when Chris Bowen and Joe Hockey appeared on 19 August 2013.

Very rarely there will be just one panelist, like tonight’s show with David Suzuki. The previous examples are:

  • Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (2 September 2013 and 8 February 2010)
  • Prime Minister Julia Gillard (6 May 2013, 11 June 2012, 11 July 2011, 14 March 2011, 9 August 2010)
  • Former Prime Minister John Howard (25 October 2010)
  • Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott (16 August 2010)
  • Leader of the Opposition Malcolm Turnbull (13 October 2008)
  • Retiring Leader of the Greens Senator Bob Brown (23 April 2012)

With the exception of Bob Brown (who was at least leader of a minor party in the Parliament of Australia), all the others have been Prime Ministers or Opposition Leaders.

Now comes David Suzuki with no particular claim to fame except on the Q&A website as a

Renowned Environmental Scientist and Campaigner.

How much did the ABC pay David Suzuki to appear? Have they provided young ladies to accompany him as is his wont?

It is time to privatise the ABC.

Update: This thread can double up as the weekly Q&A thread.

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537 Responses to Q&A Tonight / Q&A Forum

  1. Motelier

    I tell you

    if the language is shit then the message has to be shit

  2. Mrs Beardsley

    Oh. I see we are too stupid.

  3. incoherent rambler

    I tried to watch out, but my hand trembled and could not push ‘2’ on the remote. I am relying on cats.

  4. youcancallmemeyer

    The scientists don’t speak our language argument to explain morons like Tim and him.

    I see his roll as sushi.

  5. Carpe Jugulum (don't call me sven) HenchCritter

    snowcone now gives a blowie to the swampy in the audience. this is like a verbal roman orgy.

    Oh great, now baka yoro thinks he has ‘a role’. FMD what a dribbler now he’s a translator for scientists.

  6. Motelier

    Suzuki admits that he knows nothing…..

  7. Rebel with cause

    Suzuki is quite the rude fellow isn’t he?

  8. Mrs Beardsley

    Lol CARBON BULLIES!!!

  9. youcancallmemeyer

    God, the bloke from IPCC looks like he hasn’t slept for months.

  10. Motelier

    ahhhhh the happy ending

    how do we get there

  11. caveman

    The Goodguys ..now they picking on an electrical retailer.

  12. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Gabrielle at 9:51 pm

    ” ‘how can we sell this to the public’ “

    Why Mark – Mark Riley of Channel Seven. Sheeesh!

  13. Carpe Jugulum (don't call me sven) HenchCritter

    Next question is from nell schofield? wasn’t that a character in rocky horror?

    Baka yoro now quotes clive hamilton as an authority Far canal.

  14. jupes

    Brownlow update:

    Round 15: Ablett 20, Hannebury and Dangerfield 18, Swan 16

  15. Megan

    Looks like my prejudicial views about the sleazy Sooz are completely confirmed. It’s all about maintaining the money flow from the gullible. The Q&A Bravehearts have my eternal admiration. This is sado-masochistic territory for anyone with a working brain.

  16. Motelier

    It is all human’s fault.

    Easy remove the humans…….this is so easy…maybe i could get grant

  17. Mrs Beardsley

    Oh FFS. The Koran? WTF?

  18. PJ

    I was stuck at my in-laws last Monday and sat through an evening of ABC television – they are teachers and I guess that is what teachers do. After hearing all the regular memes from the leftard panel and in particular themselves (Murdoch 70%, Abbott666, Polar bears frying, etc) during Q&A I eventually snapped and said this was a pile of unbalanced garbage. They were legitimately shocked and proceeded to lecture me on how balanced it was and the evil that is conservatismsound management – they simply cannot be saved.

  19. youcancallmemeyer

    When Nel said ‘narrative’ instead of ‘story’ I knew she was an idiot.

    Someone will mention ‘the other’ soon.

  20. Megan

    Suzuki admits that he knows nothing…..

    Any chance of getting that in writing?

  21. Mike of Marion

    Suzuki loves Clive

  22. caveman

    Hes gone the full retard now….the world is that powerful that it can alter the climate…fuk we should be living on mars by now.

  23. Mrs Beardsley

    She has the God Glint. Four!

  24. Carpe Jugulum (don't call me sven) HenchCritter

    baka yoro – ‘we’re shutting down the scientists’ ‘only those approved by the government can speak’

  25. Mike of Marion

    Oh dear lock up the pollies!!!

  26. youcancallmemeyer

    You ‘the wilfully blind person’ will be taken to a place of execution and hung by the neck until you are dead.

  27. Tom

    Hahahaha!!! Kawasaki the fascist thinks politicians should be gaoled for disagreeing with the capetbaggers. Great question from Quadrant’s Tony Thomas.

  28. Rebel with cause

    Jail denialists! What a laugh!

  29. sunshine

    Media Watch was good tonight . -further support for my argument tat the ABC provides balance and aids market efficiency. I think it is great that the left leaning ABC has the courage of its convictions and still includes Rightists even tho they usually only argue in bad faith anyway .
    Can anyone explain why climate denialism is almost universal amongst conservatives and aust libertarians -beyond the cheap shot of saying everyone else is dumb?

  30. Motelier

    This could turn me to drinking alcohol.

    Oh wait

  31. Tom

    Loud applauise from the fascist ABC audience.

  32. Leo G

    To misquote Barry on Media Watch in his attack on the Sydney Telegraph:
    The ABC loves a good campaign especially when it appeals to the prejudices of its audience

    Paul Barry is not worth misquoting. Tonight he lectured us on the importance of understanding the meaning of the word “contradict”. He then proceeded to demonstrate that he didn’t himself understand its meaning by using to mean “falsify”.

  33. Carpe Jugulum (don't call me sven) HenchCritter

    baka yoro thinks that pollies should be prosecute. He doesn’t like Abbott666 & thinks he is a crime against future generations. Swampies applaud.

  34. Leigh Lowe

    Suzuki …. made a couple of half-decent motorbikes in the 1980’s but have done bugger-all since.
    Why all the fuss?

  35. hzhousewife

    i’m waiting for gaia to turn up, she’s late for the debate…

  36. youcancallmemeyer

    Is idiot higher on the scale than moron?

  37. Carpe Jugulum (don't call me sven) HenchCritter

    baka yoro wanders off on a tangent (somewhere near Mars i think)

  38. Megan

    It is all human’s fault.

    If the Sooz believes that why did he bring five more onto the planet. Like that Mega-Moron Dickhead Smith, it’s all about what he says, not what he does. Totalitarian Gold-Plated Hypocrites.

  39. Mrs Beardsley

    Weather isn’t relevant to Climate

  40. Menai Pete

    In the 1970s I was a part time tutor in the Environmental Science faculty of an Australian university. My tutorial group had several raving radical activists in it – communists and anarchists fresh from the anti Vietnam movement . Over a friendly coffee after class one day I asked them why they were studying environmental science and not political science or a discipline associated with politics. Their response was that they were going to use the environment to destroy us. At the time I wrote off their comments as inane raving.

  41. Tom

    The teenage fascist has shown up again to barrack for her side. Totalitarian trollop.

  42. Motelier

    I am starting to like Mr Olive Coat

  43. Mike of Marion

    Is Suzuki inciting potential violence against ordered society

  44. Carpe Jugulum (don't call me sven) HenchCritter

    This could turn me to drinking alcohol.

    Oh wait

    Welcome aboard.

  45. will

    Dennis Jensen providing a running commentary.

    of sorts

  46. Aaron

    So Suzuki thinks anecdotes shouldn’t be used. Then he should STFU because all he has is anecdotes which have continually proven to be lies.

  47. Carpe Jugulum (don't call me sven) HenchCritter

    Is Suzuki inciting potential violence against ordered society

    Yes, because he is an evil statist little shit.

  48. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Can anyone explain why climate denialism is almost universal amongst conservatives and aust libertarians

    Because we’re feckin’ well right, Sunshine, you poor imitation of Hammy.
    Hammy, come on down. Some fool here is stealing your thunder.

  49. Huck

    Can anyone explain why climate denialism is almost universal amongst conservatives and aust libertarians -beyond the cheap shot of saying everyone else is dumb?

    Can you explain why every left of centre fuckwit bows at the altar of AGW?

  50. Mrs Beardsley

    Working up to Murdoch666

  51. Motelier

    Lizzie….is there a troll in here

    OH DEAR

  52. Rebel with cause

    Oh for crying out loud, this is just one long stream of nutty left wing conspiracy theories!

  53. twostix

    Can anyone explain why climate denialism is almost universal amongst conservatives and aust libertarians -beyond the cheap shot of saying everyone else is dumb?

    Your troll-fu is weak as piss lately sunshine. You’re just phoning it in now, the heart’s just not in it anymore.

  54. Megan

    Can anyone explain why climate denialism is almost universal amongst conservatives and aust libertarians -beyond the cheap shot of saying everyone else is dumb?

    I can only answer for myself – I was taught to question, research and analyse. You, on the other hand, simply accept every little lying word dripped into your ear by your beloved ABC. Unquestioned, unresearched and unanalysed. You’re not dumb, just ignorant and happy to stay that way.

  55. Andrew

    Why are people watching this shit? Just drink

  56. Tom

    Snowcone thinks calling Kawasaki an extremist “sounds like a conspiracy theory”. Such is the unbreachable echo chamber.

  57. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    If the Sooz believes that why did he bring five more onto the planet.

    It’s different when they do it.

    My four little ones of course are fodder for the Green jihad.

  58. jupes

    Brownlow update:

    Round 16: Ablett 21, Hannebury, Dangerfield and Swan 18

  59. Motelier

    Nuclear question…about to shoot Suzuki down

    Are you against Nuclear

    Suzuki…tries…fails

  60. C.L.

    I’m pretty sure that’s a Rolex Suzuki is wearing.

  61. Mike of Marion

    Nuclear power is going to run out – not in my life time

  62. Megan

    I’m needing liberal amounts of alcohol just to read the commentary. I’d be looking for life membership of AA if I had to watch.

  63. Carpe Jugulum (don't call me sven) HenchCritter

    baka yoro goes for the ‘sustainable future’ apparently even one day nuclear energy will run out, he thinks renewables are the future.

    Fine baka yoro, stump up your own cash.

  64. Tom

    Unquestioned, unresearched and unanalysed. You’re not dumb, just ignorant and happy to stay that way.

    Give us a spell, Megan. If she can’t work out she’s being fed hysterical bullshit, she’s as dumb as a post.

  65. Motelier

    The soap is made again..sunlight

  66. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Snowcone thinks calling Kawasaki an extremist “sounds like a conspiracy theory”.

    It’s not a theory, it’s just a very good descriptor backed by evidence.

  67. C.L.

    I flipped over to Q&A for long enough to hear this little grub call for Abbott to be arrested.

    This is actually a HUGE own goal for the wamrening faithful.

    Suzuki appears to be a nut case, as do his disciples in the audience (most of whom appear to be older than 55-60).

    Give him as many forums as you like, ABC. Knock yourselves out.

  68. Graeme

    Next question is from nell schofield? wasn’t that a character in rocky horror?

    Nell Schofield actually works for the ABC, or was it a different one?

  69. twostix

    Why are people watching this shit? Just drink

    We certainly have come a long way from this time last year where we were battling to keep the government from muzzling the free press to being annoyed at this rubbish that nobody is watching outside of a few people on this blog and the GetUp! membership.

  70. roger

    The ABC is giving this radical Leftie clown his own Q&A hour?! Fuck they are pushing their luck.
    Abbott, do something!!
    (Agree with the comment earlier about Turnbull supporting the ABC. Get rid of Turnbull, too!)

  71. Motelier

    A renewable question…Is it viable

    Sunlight in excess …just need to capture it

    Well Doctor…explain how

  72. Mrs Beardsley

    Oh fuck Suzuki doesn’t know that solar energy is diffuse

  73. jupes

    Brownlow update:

    Round 17: Ablett 24, Hannebury 21, Dangerfield Selwood and Swan 18

  74. Megan

    Give us a spell, Megan. If she can’t work out she’s being fed hysterical bullshit, she’s as dumb as a post.

    Absolutely right, Tom. Drinking drives my personal bitch factor down to single figures. I’ll try to be less pleasant.

  75. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    I’m pretty sure that’s a Rolex Suzuki is wearing.

    Yet he drinks out of a tin mug going first class on aeroplanes.

    I hope I never find myself alone in a room with this man.
    Scary.

  76. incoherent rambler

    Arrest Kawasaki for incitement and give him to the Russians.

  77. Makka

    Ok i have the remote back now, the princess has caved…

    GAIA!!! … uprear here FFS

  78. Carpe Jugulum (don't call me sven) HenchCritter

    Some swampy teenie say something – i have no idea what she was on about.

    baka yoro thinks gaia is real.

  79. hzhousewife

    poor old sinking pacific islands brought up again, as proof of a rising sea level ………..

    oooohh Tones mentioned gaia, I KNEW she would turn up !

  80. Mrs Beardsley

    Suz has gone the full Rachel Carson

  81. Carpe Jugulum (don't call me sven) HenchCritter

    I hope I never find myself alone in a room with this man.
    Scary.

    Just kick him in the nuts and then snot him with a bottle of red (but don’t break the bottle)

  82. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    After Round 17:

    G.Ablett (GC) 24
    D.Hannebery (SYD) 21
    P.Dangerfield (ADE) 18
    J.Selwood (GEEL) 18
    D.Swan (COLL) 18

  83. Leo G

    Even nuclear energy will eventually run out … after the last black hole has evaporated and no baryonic matter remains.

  84. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Give him as many forums as you like, ABC. Knock yourselves out.

    Just keep him away from me.
    I can’t even see him and I’m getting a nervous rash.

  85. youcancallmemeyer

    Did he listen to what the smart baldy bloke said about GM crops?

    What a load of bullshit is coming from this man.

  86. Leigh Lowe

    Can anyone explain why climate denialism is almost universal amongst conservatives and aust libertarians -beyond the cheap shot of saying everyone else is dumb?

    Um, because we can spot a scam a mile away.
    Everything the Green movement does is aimed at tearing down Western (read American) industrialisation. The true test of the conviction of warmenies has just been touched upon.
    “If we don’t stop burning coal NOW, Poley Bears, Polynesians and our grandchildren will drown!”
    “OK …. How about nuclear power?”

    ……. cue crickets chirping.

  87. Viva

    I bet Jones must be quietly embarassed at how hopeless the Great Suzuki is as a debater and how unconvincing his arguments are. He merely asserts, waffles and accuses. I even heard him say that scientists taking the lower temperature reading must be denialists. He is so obviously a charlatan he even out Gores Gore.

  88. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    oooohh Tones mentioned gaia, I KNEW she would turn up !

    What’s she wearing?

  89. twostix

    Abbott, do something!!

    They want him to, they’re goading him to. It’ll give the left something solid to rally around. Nobody who matters watches this shit. We must resist the lefts fatal conceit thinking that people think what the media tell them to think.

    The ABC is irrelevant. That’s not to say there’s not things Abbott could do, but he needs to be very, very clever about it and wait awhile.

    Then he should announce that the ABC is from that moment on going to be only accessible on the NBN. A glorious day for technology! The left will applaud at his forward technological thinking.

  90. Carpe Jugulum (don't call me sven) HenchCritter

    baka yoro doesn’t like GMOs, how dare those scientists try to produce better crops & yeilds.

  91. Tom

    Thanks, Mick. I don’t think Selwood can win. Bugger. Yapped about the umpies too much.

  92. val majkus

    why are we exposed to this person on a public broadcaster speaking on this topic
    he’s not a climatologist or a scientist
    what expertise does he have to be speaking on AGW

  93. Carpe Jugulum (don't call me sven) HenchCritter

    What’s she wearing?

    Spandex, legwarmers and a headband.

  94. Motelier

    Is some of the science community starting to question the good doctor

  95. Leo G

    Suzuki thinks it way too soon to see what the effects will be …. Of genetic engineering in agriculture but not of carbon dioxide emissions in climate science.

  96. Mike of Marion

    Crops – suzuki is an expert on everything!!!!!

  97. Fisky

    Looks like the Syrian rebels have infiltrated the Brownlow count.

  98. RobbieH

    AFP need to arrest flannery for wilful blindness.

  99. Carpe Jugulum (don't call me sven) HenchCritter

    what expertise does he have to be speaking on AGW

    as far as the ALPBC is concerned ‘it’s the vibe’.

  100. val majkus

    We certainly have come a long way from this time last year where we were battling to keep the government from muzzling the free press to being annoyed at this rubbish that nobody is watching

    this is an overt form of brainwashing; if the ABC want to be impartial then they’ll invite Prof Carter next week

  101. youcancallmemeyer

    Seems all the scientists (other than the bloke from IPCC) are showing Kawasaki to be nothing more than a dumb arse hippy.

    I’m sure I met him at a hippy dinner party in the early 70s.

  102. Motelier

    The rush has been driven by money

    Really

  103. Carpe Jugulum (don't call me sven) HenchCritter

    baka yoro decries the money – even though he is a fvking millionairre.

  104. jupes

    Brownlow update:

    Round 18: Ablett 25, Hannebury, Selwood and Swan 21.

  105. Mrs Beardsley

    Suz is ready to accept dodgy climate models that are demonstrably wrong but rejects good science re GM

  106. Mike of Marion

    Suzuki will bil the ABC $100K for tonight because his authority has been challenged by the plebs

  107. val majkus

    The rush has been driven by money

    he’s saying the sceptics are funded by big oil
    but the warmists are funded by the taxpayers

  108. Motelier

    Suzuki speaks conspiracy theory now

  109. Leo G

    Another bloody 97% consensus of government sponsored scientists?

  110. Megan

    Suz is ready to accept dodgy climate models that are demonstrably wrong but rejects good science re GM

    But of course, consistency is not one of these charlatans inherent traits.

  111. RobbieH

    Fuck the bananas – lets genetically modify climate scientists

  112. Carpe Jugulum (don't call me sven) HenchCritter

    baka yoro gets lectured by a specialist in plant genetics. He’s still in denial, FMD HE’S A DENIER, BURN THE WITCH.

    On cue snow cone intervenes and gives baka yoro a reach around.

  113. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    Ablett leads by 4 After Round 18

  114. jupes

    Brownlow update:

    Round 19: Ablett 25, Hannebury, Selwood and Swan 21.

  115. caveman

    Lol suzuki you fukn dill just been slapped down

  116. Motelier

    Suzuki

    Now it is the money. Can poor people afford it

    From the audience. The companies are giving it away

  117. val majkus

    and now that we’ve had 15 years with no warming they’re shifting the goalposts to 30 years
    and what did he say about no tidal rises at Fort Denison? nothing
    we then had to watch that uni student bewailing the poor sinking Pacific Islands

  118. Megan

    Suz is ready to accept dodgy climate models that are demonstrably wrong but rejects good science re GM

    Well, that’s created a disturbing mental picture.

  119. twostix

    why are we exposed to this person on a public broadcaster speaking on this topic
    he’s not a climatologist or a scientist

    The left have been in love with charismatic back to nature gurus and cult leaders since they were all agog about Jim Jones and his wonderful ideas.

  120. Menai Pete

    Sydney Swans have two players in the top 7 of the Brownlow count

  121. PeterF

    Suzuki is getting a new one from someone who actually an expert in something.

  122. Makka

    Hahahaha… tweet: “Eating a banana now, not even scared”

  123. youcancallmemeyer

    He doesn’t seem to be impressing the kiddies in the audience – they must be so disappointed.

  124. Leigh Lowe

    Looks like the Syrian rebels have infiltrated the Brownlow count.

    I’ll take them over Jake King’s mates all day long.

  125. Megan

    IPad stuff-up on last quote…mea culpa. Pace of commentary is leaving me trailing the peleton.

  126. Carpe Jugulum (don't call me sven) HenchCritter

    Plant geneticists are slapping baka yoro like a red haired step child.

  127. roger

    He is NOT an expert on anything he talks about. Why the fuk does he get his own hour? (Rhetorical question I know the answer. He is anti Abbott)

  128. Menai Pete

    Looks like the ABC screwed up. The audience is more intelligent than the Canuck and the twitter comments are ridiculing him

  129. Mike of Marion

    Can we get GM Crops to grow in higher sea levels that are now flooding all over us

  130. C.L.

    Brownlow update

    I thought that dwarf was the most outstanding figure in AFL this year.

  131. Mrs Beardsley

    Good question from farmer.

  132. Makka

    Stop the fighting!! Let’s come together!!

  133. Carpe Jugulum (don't call me sven) HenchCritter

    confused farmer gets confused, baka yoro appears to be doing a praying mantis impression.

    He’s gesticulating more than krudd on speed.

  134. Mike of Marion

    Send the dud back to Canada

  135. Tom

    After the environazis started attacking farmers, Kawasaki sez: “We’ve gotta stop the fighting”. Alinskyism 101.

  136. Mrs Beardsley

    Suz – Money is no object. Correction: YOUR money is no object

  137. twostix

    Looks like the ABC screwed up. The audience is more intelligent than the Canuck and the twitter comments are ridiculing him

    As CL said. Let the ABC give him and others like him more time. The old maxim holds true: The left want to silence the right, the right want the left to keep talking. We should encourage the left to go off the deep end.

  138. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Da Hairy Ape says that he heard a few serious sceptical climate scientists were going to be in the audience. Hope they are getting a look in.

  139. Carpe Jugulum (don't call me sven) HenchCritter

    baka yoro bangs on about clean air and then i zoned out.

  140. Menai Pete

    Even GM crops need CO2 to grow and survive

  141. Pickles

    Why can’t we all just get along?

  142. Makka

    Oh boy, this guy is such a fking dud.

  143. hzhousewife

    oooh, an overpopulation question !! how many kids did you all say Suzuki had ?

  144. Fisky

    Selwood comes roaring back!

  145. Rebel with cause

    WTF? Every conversation has to start with an agreement that we need air to live?

  146. Carpe Jugulum (don't call me sven) HenchCritter

    Next Q – baby bonuses, PPL, is it immoral to pay people to have babies?

    Sweet cheeses on a bicycle i hope that person was drunk when they filmed that question, no one can be that stupid sober.

  147. Mike of Marion

    Bitch didn’t mention the illegal immigrants

  148. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    After Round 19, 4 to go:

    G.Ablett (GC) 25

    which is quite insensitive in the context of your average Adam Goodes

    D.Hannebery (SYD) 21
    J.Selwood (GEEL) 21
    D.Swan (COLL) 21
    S.Johnson (GEE) 20
    P.Dangerfield (ADE) 19
    K.Jack (SYD) 19

  149. Motelier

    baka yoro bangs on about clean air and then i zoned out.

    Bugger you just woke me up

  150. jupes

    Brownlow update:

    Round 20: Ablett 25, Selwood 24, Swan 23, Hannebury 21.

  151. Carpe Jugulum (don't call me sven) HenchCritter

    has baka yoro completely lost the plot – i think that may be a yes.

  152. Leigh Lowe

    He is NOT an expert on anything he talks about. Why the fuk does he get his own hour? (Rhetorical question I know the answer. He is anti Abbott)

    I think the ABC got dudded.
    They thought they were getting some real smart Asian dude like Mr Miyagi or the blind guy in Kung Fu (Master Po?).
    Let us know if he says to Snowcone at the end …. “If you can snatch the pebbles from my hand, Grasshopper, then it will be time for us to go”

  153. Rebel with cause

    Canada should close is border to Suzuki while he is out of the country.

  154. Pickles

    We have no idea what’s under the ground?

  155. Carpe Jugulum (don't call me sven) HenchCritter

    swampy from tambo upper hates the mines.

    Interesting, we have a holiday home near there at Venus Bay, first i’ve heard about frakking in the area.

  156. Menai Pete

    Fracking is one off the dumbest technologies we know of
    The Canuck just said something I agree with

  157. Tom

    Fracking is dumb. If someone as dumb as this howler monkey says it, sounds like a great recommendation.

  158. Mrs Beardsley

    What did she just ask?

  159. youcancallmemeyer

    All refugees coming from poor countries produce little carbon dioxide per head – we produce heaps per head. I got banned on guardian CIf because I suggested that we should ban all migrants from poor countries because when they came here they’d ginormously increase their carbon dioxide production thus threatening Gaia.

  160. Carpe Jugulum (don't call me sven) HenchCritter

    Swampy from the audience wants motivation from baka yoro, group hug, group hug.

  161. Tom

    Greenfilth hippie chick: I really really REALLY hate AbbottAbbottAbbott666.

  162. Makka

    Oh dear, this swampy speaking doom and gloom. Abbott666 as PM seems to have taken a toll on her- she looks like she has been hit by a bus.

  163. RobbieH

    Thank God – last question, send him back to Canada

  164. Mrs Beardsley

    It is relentless alarmism that scares young people into learned helplessness

  165. Leigh Lowe

    We have no idea what’s under the ground?

    I dunno?
    Middle Earth people is my guess.
    Looks like a couple have broken through the earth’s crust under Ultimo.

  166. Makka

    Hairy armpits is headed for Ecuador, you betcha.

  167. Megan

    send him back to Canada

    Preferably in a rowboat with no modern technology assistance.

  168. Carpe Jugulum (don't call me sven) HenchCritter

    baka yoro is now going on about mother earth and how it is legislated in Ecuador, FMD he has gone full retard.

  169. Mrs Beardsley

    Oh *cusses and snorts derisively*. Mother Earth in Equadorian constitution????

  170. jupes

    Brownlow update:

    Round 21: Selwood 27, Ablett 25 Swan 24, Johnson 22.

  171. val majkus

    Bolta says he’s a complete phony
    he doesn’t think logically IMO –
    eg his answer to ‘Canada is full’ question from Jones was illogical
    we shouldn’t import highly trained people from poorer countries because it’s bad for the poorer countries

  172. Gab

    It is relentless alarmism that scares young people into learned helplessness

    and sends them into a depression.

  173. Pickles

    Hope we didn’t pay $41k for this. A carton of green cans and a hand crank off Tone and well call it square ay?

  174. Leo G

    Fracking is one off the dumbest technologies we know of

    Fracking is actually quite intelligent technology, but which can be inappropriately applied where fluids can rise into shallower strata.

  175. Mike of Marion

    he’ll skim $100K

  176. Makka

    “and sends them into a depression.”

    That girl who asked the doom question looks depressed.

  177. val majkus

    oh no! now he wants us to vote Labor again!

  178. caveman

    Are we back in campaign mode again …suzuki suggesting another election

  179. Leo G

    It’s only 2 and a half years to the next federal election?

  180. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    After Round 22, 1 to go:

    J.Selwood (GEEL) 27
    Dane Swan (COLL) 26
    G.Ablett (GC) 25

  181. Rebel with cause

    Legal rights for inanimate objects now!

  182. Brett of Mt Gravatt

    Somebody correct me if I am wrong but doesn’t Tony get paid for hosting Climate Change type gatherings.

    If so should he have declared an interest when opening the show.

    I turned to another channel for a few minutes when the banana guy started to talk but what I noted was the lack of comment about the financial costs of Australia leading the world in trying to lower emissions.
    Whilst it is possibly a noble cause the financial implications for Oz (ie. of how the Labour/Greens were going) looked like Australia was planning to seriously disadvantage itself compared to the rest of the world.
    Next week Albanese v Shorten.

  183. Makka

    Albo and pieman next week, oh joy!

  184. Tom

    JC, the kiddies are crying out for the JC Lefty Suicide Hotline. We could get rid of thousands tonight if you advise them right, such is the despair about Abbott666.

  185. RobbieH

    Jeez that will be exciting a debate between the two most boring pricks in politics

  186. Carpe Jugulum (don't call me sven) HenchCritter

    Thank fvk that is over.

    Gussuri oyasumi (sleep tight)

  187. jupes

    Brownlow update:

    Round 22: Selwood 27, Swan 26 Ablett and Johnson 25.

  188. Leigh Lowe

    Brownlow update:

    Round 21: Selwood 27, Ablett 25 Swan 24, Johnson 22.

    The umps have gone right off Jason Akermanis.
    Not mentioned in running at all.

  189. Tom

    Next: Hunt versus the Italian zombie chick.

  190. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Off to Ecuador, Paradise on Earth. Go. Now.

  191. Gab

    Albo and pieman next week

    Good.Another QA I can ignore.

  192. dover_beach

    Greenfilth hippie chick: I really really REALLY hate AbbottAbbottAbbott666

    I might have to watch the replay, by the sounds.

  193. Snoopy

    The real Bhutan.

    After tightening its citizenship laws in the mid-1980s, Bhutan conducted a special census in the south and then proceeded to cast out nearly 100,000 people — about one-sixth of its population, nearly all of them of Nepalese origin, including my family. It declared us illegal immigrants, even though many of us went back several generations in Bhutan. It hasn’t let any of us move back.

    The enormity of this exodus, one of the world’s largest by proportion, given the country’s small population, has been overlooked by an international community that is either indifferent or beguiled by the government-sponsored images of Bhutan as a serene Buddhist Shangri-La, an image advanced by the policy of “gross national happiness,” coined by King Jigme Singye Wangchuck in the 1970s.

  194. Carpe Jugulum (don't call me sven) HenchCritter

    Legal rights for inanimate objects now!

    Land rights for cartoon charchters now.

  195. Leo G

    It’s just great to hear such an eminent zoologist answer important questions about animal biology … Like do we all agree how important breathing is in an ABC Television studio.

  196. Leigh Lowe

    Albo and pieman next week, oh joy!

    They agree on everything apparently … except how to approach an Asian lady in a customer service setting.

  197. Da Hairy Ape says that he heard a few serious sceptical climate scientists were going to be in the audience. Hope they are getting a look in.

    Overseas so I’m not watching/can’t watch the show; but from Andrew Bolt’s report, it sounds like at least one slipped through the defences and Suzuki took a hammering as a result. On just about every front that he likes to scaremonger.

    You can call the Nationals Agrarian Socialists all you like, but Suzuki is the reductio ad absurdum of that position. He seems to want the entire world driven back to an agrarian economy, preferably waaaaay pre-industrial and preferably with him as one of the Big Chiefs. Or High Priest. Or both. Whether that also involves all the best access to all the most nubile wimminzez is a matter for conjecture. Perhaps the Left would like to look into this? Or isn’t it their place to question their God?

    I remember him doing some fucking useless thing called the “Wisdom of the Elders” tour way, way back in the day, and that’s when I wrote him off as representing anything resembling science. That was BEFORE I heard about all his hijinx.

  198. dover_beach

    Albo and pieman next week

    You have to be kidding me? This is just disgraceful. The ABC is declaring itself an organ of the ALP. They ALP should conduct their internal electioneering on their own dime and time.

    Sinistra delenda est.

  199. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    Brownlow goes to:

    G.Ablett (GC) 28
    J.Selwood (GEEL) 27
    Dane Swan (COLL) 26

  200. Leo G

    Legal rights for inanimate objects now!

    Albo, Shortun and Peter Singer on Q & A?

  201. twostix

    Oh *cusses and snorts derisively*. Mother Earth in Equadorian constitution????

    Yes. The environment has civil rights according their consitution. Don’ t snort, large swathes of their constitution were written by western environmental NGO’s:

    When Ecuador began the process of writing a new constitution, they received help from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund to draft environmental laws giving nature and ecosystems rights.[1]

    The Constitution is the first in the world to recognize legally enforceable Rights of Nature, or ecosystem rights.[2] Article 71-74 prohibits the extraction of non-renewable resources in protected areas. Moreover, the production of monocultures will be avoided for reforestation and rehabilitation of the soil. The state will also protect the intellectual property of collective work based on national biodiversity and begin to recognize the Rights of Nature.[3]

    It contains thousands of explicitly granted ephermal “rights”, enshrines every imaginable policy decision into unchangable law. All of which in sane countries are small dot points in easily changed legislation. It is an exact guide to the world as imagined by the green-left: one where legislatures are utterly impotent and democracy is dead in the face of an all encompassing, totalitarian Constitutional state.

    It even specifies the exact make up of the economy:

    The economic system shall be comprised of public, private, mixed-economy, grassroots solidarity forms of economic organization, and others as established by the Constitution. The grassroots solidarity economy shall be regulated pursuant to the law and shall include cooperative, associative and community sectors.

    Article 284. The economic policy shall have the following objectives:
    1. To ensure an adequate distribution of the country’s revenues and wealth.

    A brief scroll yields gold wherever one stops and reads it:

    http://pdba.georgetown.edu/Constitutions/Ecuador/english08.html

  202. Tom

    Lateline now setting up the assassination of Greg Hunt over the forthcoming IPCC report using deputy chief Australian IPCC zombie Andy Pitman.

  203. twostix

    and sends them into a depression.

    The left did the same with Cold War Nuclear hysteria when they were in the pay of the Soviets and trying to get the west to disarm. They invaded schools and targetted young people, many young people fell into despair and depression as result of their traitorous fear-mongering. How borderline young people committed suicide as a result?

  204. Tom

    Hahahaha!!! The Climate Commission is going to continue as the voluntary Climate Council — and still led by Fruitcake Flannery. Meanwhile the Twitter sewer led by zombie Ben Eltham and others want to crowd-fund a new “commission”. This is hilarious.

  205. twostix

    Hahahaha!!! The Climate Commission is going to continue as the voluntary Climate Council — and still led by Fruitcake Flannery. Meanwhile the Twitter sewer led by zombie Ben Eltham and others want to crowd-fund a new “commission”. This is hilarious.

    The ABC and Fairfax will continue to report their “findings” as though they are a government agency.

  206. Tom

    Greg Hunt confirms Flannery rang him to confirm he would continue to head up a new voluntary council. Hunt told him: “It’s a free country”. Do your worst, suckers!

  207. dover_beach

    The left did the same with Cold War Nuclear hysteria when they were in the pay of the Soviets and trying to get the west to disarm.

    Ah, the so-called ‘peace’ congresses, and so on. Disgusting. Disgraceful.

  208. Gab

    Greg Hunt confirms Flannery rang him to confirm he would continue to head up a new voluntary council. Hunt told him: “It’s a free country”. Do your worst, suckers!

    Proving Abbott right, yet again, when he said no point paying Flannery when he will give his opinion for free.

  209. Tom

    Alberici is desperate for a gotcha. Hunt is padding her away to square leg. So she’s interrupting, interrupting, interrupting. Damn!

    Sorry, Sugar. You need to bowl better than that rubbish.

  210. roger

    First Media Watch about Global Warming, then David Suzuki, now Greg Hunt – all about Global Warming.
    Coincidence?

  211. Rebel with cause

    I’ve noticed that whenever the left cite a country that exemplifies leading practice of their ideals, it is always a country with a crappy economy and a lousy government that no one would move to by choice. Coincidence?

  212. Tom

    Now it’s time to attack Abbott on illegals.

  213. sunshine

    Mother Earth will have the final say .

  214. egg_

    I flipped over to Q&A for long enough to hear this little grub call for Abbott to be arrested.

    Snowcone thinks if Schizuki’s called an extremist it’s a conspiracy constipation theory?

  215. egg_

    I’m pretty sure that’s a Rolex Suzuki is wearing.

    Shouldn’t it be a sundial?

  216. Rousie

    Voluntary Climate Council?
    Film Flam wants his very own slush fund

  217. Tom

    First Media Watch about Global Warming, then David Suzuki, now Greg Hunt – all about Global Warming.
    Coincidence?

    No. Climate Armaggedon is central to the cherished ABC belief system.

  218. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Tom at 10:55 pm

    “Lateline now setting up the assassination of Greg Hunt over the forthcoming IPCC report using deputy chief Australian IPCC zombie Andy Pitman.”

    What possible reason does Greg Hunt have for appearing on Their ABC?

  219. Tom

    Mother Earth will have the final say .

    Go and get an education, you illiterate fuckwit.

  220. egg_

    Tones mentioned gaia,

    But the Chief Sciencematist says Science is fighting religion?

  221. Rousie

    Mother Earth should hold a telethon and be done with it

  222. egg_

    I think the ABC got dudded.
    They thought they were getting some real smart Asian dude like Mr Miyagi or the blind guy in Kung Fu (Master Po?).

  223. JC

    I saw the program. It was awful for the alarmist side. The suzmeister was a pretty average performer and his diabolically inconsistent positions would have become clear to the average punter. The dickheads position on GMO crops gave it away. When I heard him praising Happy Hamilton’s book, it was obvious Tony Springer had hired a lunatic for the show.

  224. egg_

    Tony Springer had hired a lunatic for the show.

    Yup, Tony Springer is a CAGW shill in his own right.

  225. Leo G

    I saw the program. It was awful for the alarmist side.

    But then there was Matt English to the rescue reminding ABC viewers that warming of the climate is unequivocally 90% missing in the oceans.

  226. dover_beach

    warming of the climate is unequivocally 90% missing in the oceans.

    That is practically equivalent to it escaping into space.

  227. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Mother Earth will have the final say .

    So she’s the fat lady who sings?

    Pick up your clichés and depart, Sunshine.

  228. JC

    JC, the kiddies are crying out for the JC Lefty Suicide Hotline. We could get rid of thousands tonight if you advise them right, such is the despair about Abbott666.

    Patience my son. Patience will be amply rewarded.

  229. Leo G

    That is practically equivalent to it escaping into space

    Going to hell more likely. From the atmosphere to the surface of the ocean, then sinking without trace to the depths. It’s probably through the crust already, into the mantle and still sinking toward Al Gore’s million degree core.

  230. egg_

    (Canadian) smalldeadanimals has lots on Schizuki, including old claims that CAGW “deniers” should be gaoled.

    Cred = zero.

  231. The Climate Commission is going to continue as the voluntary Climate Council — and still led by Fruitcake Flannery. Meanwhile the Twitter sewer led by zombie Ben Eltham and others want to crowd-fund a new “commission”.

    Let ’em rock on, spewing their own inanities funded with their own cash – and come 2016, let them find their wells dry & nothing left to fight the election with. Then listen to the screaming because all their money is gone and they can’t help themselves to taxpayer $$$

    Seriously, people, bring it on – let Smith and the Wotif dropkick and whoever go on funding this frothing bullshit all the way to the next election. Bleed yourselves dry, Greenfilth – then maybe some of you will understand the importance of the profit motive and the TRUE meaning of “sustainability”.

  232. Cold-Hands

    I couldn’t face Q&A tonight- thanks to the team for its summary.

    Next question is from nell schofield? wasn’t that a character in rocky horror?

    She is the daughter of Leo Schofield, and is an actor, writer, TV and radio presenter, print journalist, surfer, climate change campaigner and avid bike rider, does voice overs for Media Watch(!) and is a nimby green who ran under Clover Moore’s ticket for the Sydney City Council. Clearly she was invited to pad out the pro-CAGW numbers.

  233. egg_

    Next question is from nell schofield? wasn’t that a character in rocky horror?

    Close, she was the surfer chick in Kathy Lette’s movie Puberty Blues once upon a time.

  234. Jannie

    I just read that it was Turnbull who demanded the resignations of the board of the NBN. They did not offer it, as previously reported. Always thought he had the brains. Looks like a good pair of hands in that particular boondoggle. Keeps him away from the climate shmaltz, looks like he is busy.

  235. Oh come on

    David Suzuki:

    – AGW scientific consensus spokesman mocking cranks

    – GMO crank mocking widespread scientific consensus

    (What’s the rush? Oh, I don’t know, millions of deaths from malnutrition? Salubrious Suzuki is evidently oblivious to this.)

    Why does anyone listen to this dolt? He’s a flat-earther in the garb of a scientist.

  236. Oh come on

    OMG. Suzuki watched one hackneyed movie about Bhutan and now is suggesting Bhutan’s policy that entrenches poverty in the name of “Gross National Happiness” (oh but the peasants, while appearing malnourished, seem happy and have been known to engage in their quaint, picturesque cultural practices when there’s a camera rolling – why, just listen to these two locals who back us up*) is a model for the rest of the world.

    Fuck off you rich flabby-arsed c†††. Fuck right off, oblivious overprivileged babykiller. For real. Suzuki in effect hates the poor, even though he may not realise this due to his extreme cognitive dissonance. Everything he advocates, if put into practice, will result in a multitude of deaths for the bottom 10% who walk the line of subsistence. And he wants to jail the “climate deniers”. What a hypocrite.

    *outtakes not available

  237. Oh come on

    OMG. Suzuki watched one hackneyed movie about Bhutan and now is suggesting Bhutan’s policy that entrenches poverty in the name of “Gross National Happiness” (oh but the peasants, while appearing malnourished, seem happy and have been known to engage in their quaint, picturesque cultural practices when there’s a camera rolling – why, just listen to these two locals who back us up*) is a model for the rest of the world.

    Fuck off you rich flabby-arsed caaaahnt. Fuck right off, oblivious overprivileged bab yk iller. For real. Suzuki in effect hates the poor, even though he may not realise this due to his extreme cognitive dissonance. Everything he advocates, if put into practice, will result in a multitude of deaths for the bottom 10% who walk the line of subsistence. And he wants to jail the “climate deniers”. What a hypocrite.

    *outtakes not available

  238. Up The Workers!

    David Suzuki!

    In a world of Harley Davidsons, he is a scrawny dirt bike with trainer wheels!

  239. LordAzrael

    Sunshine doesn’t seem to understand that competition involves standing on your own two feet, not being prevented from failure by buckets of govt money. Competition involves a level playing field, not a gamed playing field. You might like to ask the journos at Fairfax how they like competition for the same audience from the ABC, but where the competitor doesn’t have to make a profit.

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