C.L. : Tim Flannery names Andrew Bolt and Alan Jones as anti-child ‘predators’

A “furious” Tim Flannery has a column at ABC Online this morning whose stated purpose is to ‘change the language’ in relation to “denialists,” such that henceforth they be regarded as akin to, and be associated with, child abusers.

The gloves are off: ‘predatory’ climate deniers are a threat to our children.

… the climate crisis has now grown so severe that the actions of the denialists have turned predatory: they are now an immediate threat to our children … school principals must decide whether they will allow their students to march in the global climate strike in an effort to save themselves from the climate predators in our midst.

Who are these child predators? He names two:

Far fewer humans will survive on our warming planet

That future Earth may have enough resources to support far fewer people than the 7.6 billion it supports today. British scientist James Lovelock has predicted a future human population of just a billion people. Mass deaths are predicted to result from, among other causes, disease outbreaks, air pollution, malnutrition and starvation, heatwaves, and suicide.

My children, and those of many prominent polluters and climate denialists, will probably live to be part of that grim winnowing — a world that the Alan Joneses and Andrew Bolts of the world have laboured so hard to create…

As I have become ever more furious at the polluters and denialists, I have come to understand they are threatening my children’s well-being as much as anyone who might seek to harm a child.

I do hope both gentlemen contact their lawyers.

Believe it or not, Flannery goes on to describe 16 year-old “global movement” leader Greta Thunberg as a “young woman.” The highly vulnerable autistic Swede is, in fact, a child under Australian, European and international law.

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98 Responses to C.L. : Tim Flannery names Andrew Bolt and Alan Jones as anti-child ‘predators’

  1. stackja

    Tim probably believes he is above the law because of his ‘virtue’.

  2. Karabar

    The Flim Flam man is entitled to his opinion.
    What irks me is that my tax dollars are being used to give the Cretin a platform.

  3. cuckoo

    Tim exhibiting a severe case of Limelight Deprivation Syndrome.

  4. Tim Neilson

    Mass deaths are predicted to result from, among other causes, disease outbreaks, air pollution, malnutrition and starvation, heatwaves, and suicide.

    Given that Flim Flammery’s predictions have a 100% record of 100% falsehood, this story is excellent news.

  5. Children won’t know what snow is by 2020– but in 2019 we have an abundance of snow.
    Who are the predators?

  6. egg_

    Their Global Warming attention whore, married to a former prostitute young enough to be his daughter?
    More from SnowConeTone’s freakshow.

  7. egg_

    Who are the predators?

    Greta’s boosters.

  8. Delta

    Tim Flannery: Thirty years of ‘global warming’ panic.
    It’s not surprising that Flannery doesn’t appreciate Andrew Bolt’s fact checking. And that check was eight years ago!

    We’re still waiting for the seas to rise, the earth to fry and general Armageddon to envelope us all. Any suggestions Tim about a suitable date that I can put in my diary. Maybe we can just adopt the latest stunt from the autistic kid? Twelve years now I think is the operative time, but wait I was wrong!

    APOCALYPSE NOW? BBC News Claims Humans Have Just 18 MONTHS to ‘Save the Planet’

    It goes on..

  9. Bear Necessities

    Tim is now silly enough to be in a Sportsbet ad.

  10. Mother Lode

    The sceptics are not the predatory ones.

    They just want to be left alone.

    It is the warmies who hunt them down, denounce them, accuse them of all manner of evil.

    Flannery can blow his money on whatever he wants. But he and his warmie mates are determined to commandeer my control over my life.

    And he thinks that makes me predatory.

    Lets face it, he uses the word because it is another insult. He does not reflect for a moment on what it means.

    Otherwise he would recognise it as the face he sees in reflected in every window he licks.

  11. Des Deskperson

    ‘Their Global Warming attention whore, married to a former prostitute young enough to be his daughter?’

    What, and deserted his precious children?

  12. egg_

    Tim exhibiting a severe case of Limelight Deprivation Syndrome.

    Climageddon is becoming toxic with Joe Public – Their Flummery is busy whipping up some more climate hy$teria.
    Two Tards in a Tinny MkII?

  13. Roger

    The highly vulnerable autistic Swede is, in fact, a child under Australian, European and international law.

    A child being exploited by very wealthy & powerful adults to further their own ends.

    Just who are the predators here?

  14. egg_

    A child being exploited by very wealthy & powerful adults to further their own ends.

    Epsteinesque Climate po rn.

  15. egg_

    Tim is now silly enough to be in a Sportsbet ad.

    Winner!
    Excessive hyperbowl makes one a caricature of oneself?

  16. cohenite

    If Bolta and Jones don’t sue the arse of this bastard they are hopeless; this is why the left and alarmists keep going with their bullshit: there is never any consequences. Of course flannery has a perfect defence: he’s nuts:

  17. cohenite

    Of course flannery is crazy like a fox and opportunistic when it comes to making a quid out of alarmism:

    https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/does-it-depend-on-whos-paying/news-story/9e8c838260772d7070826755131588f0

  18. DaveR

    The Flim Flam Man and his useless Climate Council remnants are entitled to their opinions.

    But in Australia there are strong legal defences for people who legally express their opinions.

    Flim Flammery should beware who he compares to a child abuser.

  19. cohenite

    Some of flannery’s own words for your edification:

    Beckoning us towards destruction are our numbers, our dismantling of Earth’s life-support system and especially our inability to unite in action to secure our common wealth. Yet we should take solace from the fact that, from the very beginning, we have loved one another and lived in company, thereby, through giving up much, forging the greatest power on Earth.

    Those simple traits have allowed the weakest of us collectively to triumph, to establish agriculture, businesses and democracy, in the face of opposition sometimes so formidable as to make success look impossible. We have hated and fought too, but all the while villages have grown into towns, and towns into mega-cities, until at last a global superorganism has been formed.

    Lately it’s become fashionable to assume the worst, to imagine that our global civilisation has passed its peak and will soon collapse. Books like James Lovelock’s The Revenge of Gaia and Jared Diamond’s Collapse have done much to foster this philosophy, as has a growing awareness of the climate crisis…

    flannery obviously believes he’s living in a punk dystopia and he’s some sort of wizard.

  20. mem

    Who are these child predators? He names two:

    By implication any one that doesn’t believe in the alarmist doomsday cult is a child predator. In essence what he is trying to do is turn children into cultists and against adults that can think for themselves. Flannery has flipped over into the dark side and is now a very dangerous and evil person.

  21. Percy Popinjay

    That future Earth may have enough resources to support far fewer people than the 7.6 billion it supports today. British scientist James Lovelock has predicted a future human population of just a billion people. Mass deaths are predicted to result from, among other causes, disease outbreaks, air pollution, malnutrition and starvation, heatwaves, and suicide.

    We have heard all this hysterical anti-scientific fact and evidence free horseshit before. See that Ehrlich imbecile and his almost identical predictions made back in the late sixties.

    Mass deaths are predicted to result from

    No mention of communism, of course, which has been the biggest killer of humans ever.

  22. Doghouse Riley

    Tim is now silly enough to be in a Sportsbet ad.

    Quite So. He is the academic equivalent of a Todd Carney metaphorically bubbling into his own mouth.

  23. Percy Popinjay

    is now a very dangerous and evil person

    Flummery has been a dangerous, evil imbecile for decades.

  24. John Constantine

    As the UWRF17 draws to a close, internationally acclaimed climatologist and conservationist Tim Flannery will cast off for the Komodo Islands in the latest of the Festival’s famed literary cruises from 31 October to 4 November.

    Flannery has a long history with the Komodo National Park, first writing about it in his 2004 publication The Future Eaters. Along with his pioneering achievements in climatology, the former Australian of the Year is also renowned for his work in mammalogy and palaeontology. Flannery will also be joined by his wife and fellow writer, Kate Holden, author of memoirs In My Skin and The Romantic.

    The chance to sail the pristine seas of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Coral Triangle, snorkel in the most biodiverse marine ecosystem on the planet, and encounter Komodo Dragons with Flannery and Holden is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.

    Flannery isn’t a member of The Ton, more a Groom of the Stool of our elites.

    How long can he keep powerlifting for physique, keep a 20 year younger menopausal ex-courtesan missus happy,run around with a primary school kid and keep their abc from abandoning him for younger wymynsys Gretaclones?.

    70 year old pal,stale male flannery isn’t guaranteed elder statesmanship, with masses of enraged young femynsys demanding their rightful places.

    Comrades.

  25. Thefrollickingmole

    I got on abc when they had film flannellme on doing one of his “ dooom, dooooooom” sessions and thought I’d try a different approach.
    I pointed out it was impossible to ignore that maths alone meant there was no chance of avoiding AGW.
    He slipped seamlessly from doom to his best Obama hope and change style “we can do anything” unfortunately I didn’t get a follow up to point out it was 180 degrees from his previous statements.

    He’s as slippery as snake shit.

  26. Mother Lode

    Climageddon is becoming toxic with Joe Public

    It was only ever going to progress without coercion as a luxury.

    Now they are nervous the last thing they want to do (even if they believe in this nonsense) is cough up their own money or imperil their own job.

  27. Dr Fred Lenin

    Tthe klimate komissariat should be declared aterrorist organisation ,along with the antifa fascists and the the untidy nayshins ,and their members jailed for life plus 20 yeas ,dirty oerverts using the retarded kid for their own profit
    ,every bit as bad a epstein clinton and andy windsor .

  28. egg_

    Mass deaths are predicted to result from…

    No mention of communism, of course, which has been the biggest killer of humans ever.

    Is Socialism Nature’s way of thinning the herd?

  29. egg_

    He slipped seamlessly from doom to his best Obama hope and change style “we can do anything”

    “Grab some snake oil at the door on your way out”.

  30. egg_

    Dangerous cult leaders attributes

    They now have their 16 y.o. virgin primed for the volcano.

  31. Rohan

    Words have not cut through. Is rebellion the only option?

    Not yet a year old, Extinction Rebellion has had an enormous impact. In April it shut down six critical locations in London, overwhelmed the police and justice system with 1,000 arrests, and forced the British government to become the first nation ever to declare a climate emergency.

    OK Tim, what are your other options? Committing “Deniers” to some gulag or re-education camp after a show trial? Maybe lining them up against the wall in front of a firing squad would be more palatable to your totalitarian sensibilities. After all, you’re evidently nearly at the point of wanting that now.

    I vote that the best way to settle this once and for all, is for Bolt vs the Flan in a no holds barred cage fight on pay-per-view. We already know Bolt has zero issues throwing right hooks against masked fascists while temporarily blinded. I’ll put $10 that the Flan will go down early in the second via a KO.

    I’d also be satisfied with Bolt/Jones sueing the Flan into bankruptcy for defamation as well.

  32. egg_

    How long can he keep powerlifting for physique, keep a 20 year younger menopausal ex-courtesan missus happy

    Cultist traits.

  33. mem

    Perhaps this is an attempt by the alarmists to deflect the growing concerns of parents and psychologists that the rabid alarmism is causing psychosis and depression in young people. https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/image-46.png

    A group of psychologists working with the University of Bath says it is receiving a growing volume of enquiries from teachers, doctors and therapists unable to cope.

    The Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA) told The Daily Telegraph some children complaining of eco-anxiety have even been given psychiatric drugs.
    https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2019/09/16/climate-hysteria-rising-number-of-children-treated-for-eco-anxiety/

  34. The Sheriff

    What’s the source for Flannery being married to an ex-courtesan?

  35. J.H.

    Looks like the Flim Flan man wants to drum up some more funding for another waterside property.

  36. notafan

    Kate Holden of In My Skin fame

    out and proud

    they have a son

  37. mem

    Or is Flannery trying to deflect responsibility for causing all this anxiety and depression now being reported to psychologists?

    Protests by groups such as Extinction Rebellion, the recent fires in the Amazon and apocalyptic warnings by the teenage activist Greta Thunberg have prompted a “tsunami” of young people seeking help.

    A group of psychologists working with the University of Bath says it is receiving a growing volume of enquiries from teachers, doctors and therapists unable to cope.

    The Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA) told The Daily Telegraph some children complaining of eco-anxiety have even been given psychiatric drugs.
    https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2019/09/16/climate-hysteria-rising-number-of-children-treated-for-eco-anxiety/

  38. These exploited children will be furious when they figure the lies of their indoctrination.

  39. Griffo

    I just note that a couple of years ago, James Lovelock was on the BBC apologising for his role in the global warming scare campaign. In doing so, he acknowledged that the climate system is more complex than he and his then colleagues realized. He has, in recent days been involved in protests against the development of wind farms in southern England.

  40. mem

    Perhaps the alarmists are copping some flack for the trauma they are causing and Tim has been given the job of trying to turn this back on on the rest of us. I think he has made a mistake in naming Jones and Bolt. This may come back and burn him”.Protests by groups such as Extinction Rebellion, the recent fires in the Amazon and apocalyptic warnings by the teenage activist Greta Thunberg have prompted a “tsunami” of young people seeking help.

    A group of psychologists working with the University of Bath says it is receiving a growing volume of enquiries from teachers, doctors and therapists unable to cope.

    The Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA) told The Daily Telegraph some children complaining of eco-anxiety have even been given psychiatric drugs.”

  41. egg_

    He has, in recent days been involved in protests against the development of wind farms in southern England.

    Ditto Bob Brown.
    Karma.

  42. Tom

    Climate hysteria is yet another mental illness found only on the political left. And, having failed to scare the Australian population into voting for climate hysterics in May this year, they’re now using children brainwashed in the education system to attack anyone who questions the fake science on which their scare campaign is based.

    It’s not about the climate; it’s about political power and the size of government, which can never be big enough for our desperate climate hysterics, who just happen to be socialist totalitarians.

  43. notafan

    Guests will fly from Denpasar to Labuan Bajo. Plataran staff will welcome passengers at Labuan Bajo airport with car transfer to the Plataran Felicia. One hour sailing north to uninhabited Sabolon Island will be followed by snorkeling.

    eco tourism with Tim

  44. Mother Lode

    Is Socialism Nature’s way of thinning the herd?

    The NYT says that starvation and disease take aim at people. No mention of socialism.

  45. Mother Lode

    What’s the source for Flannery being married to an ex-courtesan?

    It is kind of sweet really – that a woman who traded her body for money and a drug addict – and Herald j’ismist – would be prepared to lower herself to marry such a creature as Flannery.

  46. Rex Mango

    How about Bolt v Flannery for tete a tete Q&A Climate Special on say next Monday after the 20Sep Global Climate Strike. Snowcone would be kept very busy running interference for Flim Flam.

  47. I_am_not_a_robot

    ‘Our media is filled with enthusiastic announcements about new fossil fuel projects, or the unveiling of the latest fossil-fuelled supercar …’.

    Flannery’s supercar link takes to an image of the Porsche Taycan that is all-electric, but he is unintentionally correct because it would be coal-powered in Australia.

    Words have not cut through. Is rebellion the only option? …

    Don’t like fossil fuels? Rebel, stop using them, no-one is forced to use fossil fuels.

  48. mem

    Perhaps Flannery, as the paid up shrill for the climate cult in Australia, is under orders to deflect from the growing concerns and complaints that are emerging about the number of children suffering psychosis and depression as the result of the constant battering they are getting from doomsday climate cultists. figures are just emerging on the numbers and a psychologist association in Britain is concerned about the “tsunami” of referrals, according to a recent media report.

  49. Iain Russell

    I would love to house sit Flanners’ gaff in Manly, while he and wotzername save themselves at sea. Promise I’ll let you back in after the passing of The Latest Annihilation Deadline. Promise Dumbo, promise.

  50. John A

    The Sheriff #3157819, posted on September 17, 2019, at 1:20 pm

    What’s the source for Flannery being married to an ex-courtesan?

    http://www.kate-holden.com/?page_id=16

    As notafan said, by her own admission, but “courtesan” has an air of high society about it – probably too polite a description.

    Redemption and reform is always possible and no-one should be held back by their past but background can still affect one’s thinking and attitudes.

  51. nb

    Oh my goodness, I am dying of thirst.
    Oh, no, wait, looks like the dams are full.
    But heck, there is snow on Lake George. That’s unusual. Must be, um, global warming.

  52. Flim Flan is an expert grifter. He has observed and understood the new UN tack, that of using children to tug at heartstrings. He’s after a new gig, that’s all.
    I blame Kevin Rudd, who when Prime Minister took that little girl to Copenhagen (I think it was, or the UN General Assembly) to tug at heartstrings. The UN learned from that.

    Most blokes don’t give a $hit about a little girl crying “muh climate” on television. It’s the other 52% who give oxygen to such obvious theatre.

  53. Rex Mango

    Yesterday at work in the lift, I mentioned to a very nice co-worker that they are having a record ski season. She looked at me, nodded and said knowingly ‘Yes, extremes are the norm now.’

    It’s like being in some sort of science fiction movie and becoming aware that almost everyone around you has been brainwashed into believing this mush. Truly scary.

  54. notafan

    Just saw this from my industry association

    and sent off a reply admitting I am a denier

    I should have asked ‘who’ is asking

    A number of x and ys have announced they are participating in the Climate Strike this Friday. If your y is participating could you let the yxz know – we are being asked what our members are doing so an indication of your support and/or participation would be helpful.

  55. Lee

    Why is the ABC still giving the Flim Flam man and false prophet even the time of day, let alone a platform, to continue spreading his 100% wrong predictions?

    The man has all the credibility of a used car salesman or shonky lawyer.

  56. Rex Mango

    When is the International Day of Climate Inaction (IDCI) going to be launched by the Global Deniers Network? Participants could just do whatever they normally do and not get in the faces of their fellow human beings telling them how to behave. Funny thing is fifty years after Woodstock, it’s now the other side who want to be left alone, to live and let live.

  57. Terry

    What a vile creature ‘Crazy Tim’ is.

  58. max

    British scientist James Lovelock born 26 July 1919
    according to Lovelock 2006 book, most of the earth becoming uninhabitable for humans and other life-forms by the middle of this century, with a massive extension of tropical deserts.

    According to James Lovelock, by 2040, the world population of more than six billion will have been culled by floods, drought and famine. Indeed, “[t]he people of Southern Europe, as well as South-East Asia, will be fighting their way into countries such as Canada, Australia and Britain.”

    He further predicted, the average temperature in temperate regions would increase by as much as 8 °C and by up to 5 °C in the tropics, leaving much of the world’s land uninhabitable and unsuitable for farming, with northerly migrations and new cities created in the Arctic. He predicted much of Europe will have become uninhabitable having turned to desert and Britain will have become Europe’s “life-raft” due to its stable temperature caused by being surrounded by the ocean. He suggested that “we have to keep in mind the awesome pace of change and realise how little time is left to act, and then each community and nation must find the best use of the resources they have to sustain civilisation for as long as they can

    by 2012 he changed his mind

  59. Dr Fred Lenin

    Just thought of this ,coal fired electric cars will save the world ? How do like that Muskie ?
    Does flannery have a coal fired electric car? You wont be going far in a wind or solar powered one . “Flannery was winning the race untill the cloud came over “ “ . Or bob green was going well till the wind dropoed .””he travelled the 600 kilometre journey in 196 hours a new green record”
    Crazy lying mongrels jail em !

  60. duncanm

    Its worth following to the source of this article on the conversation, which will then lead you to this blog entry from the site editor:

    Climate change deniers are dangerous – they don’t deserve a place on our site
    ..
    Climate change deniers, and those shamelessly peddling pseudoscience and misinformation, are perpetuating ideas that will ultimately destroy the planet. As a publisher, giving them a voice on our site contributes to a stalled public discourse.

    That’s why we’re implementing a zero-tolerance approach to moderating climate change deniers, and sceptics. Not only will we be removing their comments, we’ll be locking their accounts.

    Academic rigour, journalistic flair” my arse.

  61. Some History

    This Friday, the 20th, is the great climate change “strike”. As expected, the mass hysteria picks up momentum. Dill Flappery has taken a shot at the “polluters & deniers”. And, of course, St. Greta™ of Loonberg is getting a big push.

    The bastion of profundity, TeenVogue, has taken up the “cause”, devoting a “special edition” to Greta™.

    7 Inspiring Greta Thunberg Quotes Perfect for Your Climate Strike Protest Sign
    “You are never too small to make a difference.”

    https://www.teenvogue.com/story/inspiring-greta-thunberg-quotes-climate-strike-protest

    Greta Thunberg Wants You — Yes, You — to Join the Climate Strike
    “If there is one day you should join, this is the day.”

  62. Some History

    Greta Thunberg Wants You — Yes, You — to Join the Climate Strike
    “If there is one day you should join, this is the day.”

    https://www.teenvogue.com/story/greta-thunberg-climate-strike-teen-vogue-special-issue-cover

  63. Some History

    The TeenVogue Greta™ Edition

    https://imgur.com/VTlEyyO

    Greta™ has even done a photo shoot… avec sign:

    https://imgur.com/MN1yL98

  64. jupes

    … are perpetuating ideas that will ultimately destroy the planet.

    Destroy the planet. What does that even mean? Surely they are not suggesting that the Earth will defy gravity and break up when a bit of heat is applied? Nor can they seriously be suggesting that all life on earth will be destroyed by a few extra degrees of temperature. Maybe they mean human life will be destroyed. But no, that’s hardly “destroying the planet” is it?

    No, it’s just another propaganda term used to terrify children. The alarmists are absolute scumbags. The worst.

  65. Squirrel

    OK, the gloves are off – it’s REALLY, REALLY SERIOUS! – WE’RE IN AN EMERGENCY!! – THE WORLD IS AFLAME!!! – and to fight this emergency we have sadly found it necessary to de-fund the ABC and put the money towards climate change stuff.

    Happy now, Tim?

  66. Mark M

    Flannery: “No climate report or warning, no political agreement nor technological innovation has altered the ever-upward trajectory of the pollution.”

    >> Further undeniable evidence that renewable energy at any scale fails to prevent any global warming.

    Flannery: “This simple fact forces me to look back on my 20 years of climate activism as a colossal failure.”

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-17/climate-change-deniers-are-a-threat-to-our-children/11518138

    At the very least, I hope Flannery spends the rest of his days on this planet with the sound of my laughter ringing in his ears. Handcuff time otherwise … Man fined for dud doomsday warning:

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/ipad/man-fined-for-dud-doomsday-warning/story-fn6ck55c-1226080950490

  67. Some History

    The [One-Sided] Conversation censoring comments. The “science” is settled. “Deniers” accused of killing people and abusing The Children™. Public (shame) lists of dissenters. Where have I heard that before? Mmmmmm… mmmm… that’s right, that’s how antismoking (Tobacco Control) got to dominate all proceedings.

    We now have a few generations of disciples of the Public Health antismoking cult reduced to considerable neuroses that view themselves as the “superior ones” that are constantly demanding more and more protections against the possibility of catching a whiff of smoke… even outdoors… lest they drop dead on the spot.

    Well, climate change deniers, welcome to the deplorables club. Like the Filthy®, Disgusting© smokers before you, you’re in the process of being denormalized… leperized. You’re a “menace” to humanity. Your views should not even see the light of day, a woeful hindrance to “progress”. Climate change deniers are even worse than smokers. Smokers are only “killing” the innocents in their immediate vicinity. But climate change deniers will be responsible for wiping out most of the human population, you naughty people.

    And it has nothing to do with science or facts. It has to do with one group of seriously flawed people trying to impose their will on all. Inflammatory propaganda is the main tool. They cast themselves as the “righteous” ones battling “evil” dissenters.

    This from Simon Crapman’s “The Lung Goodbye” [how to do propaganda], presented – and a great hit – at the [antismoking] 5th World Conference on Smoking & Health in 1983:

    “Such a list could be added to considerably, but most entries would be characterized by being somehow cast in a mythological good versus evil battle in an arena observed by mass numbers of people. The good (health/clean air/children) versus evil (cancer/uncaring, callous industry) dimension is the ineluctable bottom line in the whole issue and a rich reservoir for spawning a great deal of useful social drama, metaphor, and symbolic politics that is the stuff of ‘news value’ and which is almost always to the detriment of the industry.” p.11 (see Godber Blueprint)

    This entire “Us vs Them” framework was contrived by the fanatics long ago. Having cast themselves in the role of the “mythological good” (natch), the zealots are always right and benevolent. Anyone who dares disagree with them is always wrong and part of some “evil” tobacco industry “conspiracy”. It’s all for manipulative, “theatrical” effect – although there are some in the antismoking movement that believe they are “god-like” – and has been quite successfully used for the last three decades on an essentially superficial/gullible political class, media, and public. Disagree with the fanatics and you’ll be accused of being an emissary of the “evil” tobacco industry, a promoter of cancer, and a child corrupter/killer. The zealots and their financial partners (government and Pharma) must have regular belly laughs at how all too easy the brainwashing has been.

    We can go to the anti-tobacco/alcohol of early-1900s America and it’s the same thing. Demonize an industry and its consumers – pick any industry, fill in the blank. Turn the industry into a “public enemy”. Promote yourselves as the valiant, righteous, benevolent ones that are going to rescue society from the evil industry. Dismiss any questioners as paid shills of the evil, shameless industry. Keep playing on protective emotions, particularly concerning The Children™. It’s all despicable inflammatory propaganda, manipulating emotions to coerce mass behavior modification.

    Well, climate change deniers, in the “Us vs Them” framework, nitwit fear and hate-mongers like Dim Flappery, Hockeystick Mann, and Al Whore have defined themselves as the benevolent “Us” and you are reduced to the malevolent “Them”.

  68. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Just wait until Dec 31, 2030.

    We win. The scam will be over.

  69. Some History

    What has this “tobacco issue” to do with anything else? Much. Tobacco Control has been allowed to get away with all sorts of shenanigans. It has, unfortunately, been set as the “benchmark” for social action/activism. There are now zealots with other pet targets, e.g., alcohol, diet – and including climate change – that are queuing up to use the successful tobacco control “template”. It’s all propaganda techniques – that now go by the crypto-term “social marketing” – for social control and highlights just how far down the gurgler academia has deteriorated.

    The direct connection between social engineering ventures:
    Lessons from the Tobacco Control Movement
    Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference
    November 17, 2008
    With tobacco, social change has taken decades. The challenge is to accelerate social change for energy and climate change behaviors so that it takes years, not decades.p.32

    http://download.marketing5.net/Lessons-from-the-Tobacco-Control-Movement-download-w4166.html

    http://piee.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/docs/behavior/becc/2008/presentations/17-2C-02-Lessons_from_the_Tobacco_Control_Movement.pdf

  70. Some History

    Sorry. Those links have “disappeared”.

    The only reference (that it ever existed) I can now find to the information is half-way down this page:

    https://healthdocbox.com/amp/98114583-Smoking_Cessation/Lessons-from-the-tobacco-control-movement.html

  71. egg_

    British scientist James Lovelock born 26 July 1919

    He invented the electron capture detector, and using it, became the first to detect the widespread presence of CFCs in the atmosphere. While designing scientific instruments for NASA, he developed the Gaia hypothesis.

    Greta is the personification of Gaia.

  72. JC

    Oh I see. The green faction of the Nazi party raises its ugly head… again.

    Fascist Ecology:
    The “Green Wing” of the Nazi Party and its Historical Antecedents

    And they’re also using Hitler Youth too.

    Same old.

  73. Robbo

    Most Australians can recognise a nitwit and most Australians would regard this latest rubbish from Tim Flannery as the musings of a nitwit indeed most Australians would probably describe him as a fuckwit.

  74. cohenite

    Bolt is not going to sue flannery; but he did call him a crank; such is the vigorous response of conservatives today. No wonder shits like flannery can dribble crap; they get away with it. Pathetic.

  75. Chris M

    Wow so he’s “come out” now as they say?

    Didn’t read the article, how does it work… he scares the children with catastrophic climate fantasy then ‘comforts’ them?

  76. Noodles Romanoff

    Apt that the ABC don’t allow any comments to this pos article. Their entire existence is to lecture the country from their perceived high moral ground. What the plebs think is irrelevant and most probably too disgusting to air.

  77. Gab

    As it is always with the Left, they make accusations they themselves are guilty of. Think of all the lies and scaremongering perpetrated by the climate “scientists” and certain former dinosaur poo botherers.

  78. Some History

    ‘See you on the street!’ Greta Thunberg urges all to join Friday’s climate strike – video

    ‘Even though it is slow, the pace is picking up and the debate is shifting,’ 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg tells a rapturous audience at George Washington University. Thunberg pioneered the Fridays for Future school climate strikes in August last year by staging a solo protest outside the Swedish parliament. The movement has since grown around the world. The next mass protest is on 20 September. ‘Activism works’, she says, before concluding: ‘See you on the street!’

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2019/sep/17/see-you-on-the-street-greta-thunberg-urges-all-to-join-fridays-climate-strike-video

  79. Some History

    Greta Thunberg and Fridays For Future honoured by Amnesty International – watch live

    Amnesty International presents its 2019 Ambassador of Conscience Award to Swedish teen Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future Movement for their work bringing attention to the climate change movement

  80. Some History

    Greta Thunberg is leading kids and adults from 150 countries in a massive Friday climate strike

    The international protest will come ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit.

    The New York strike is expected to attract thousands of people, and parallel strikes in DC, Boston, Seattle, Minneapolis, Miami, Los Angeles, and Denver may, too. But this is truly a global strike and it will be the movement’s largest yet, with 2,500 events scheduled across 150 countries. (The Global Climate Strike website has a searchable map showing all the events.) Millions in all may participate.

    With the UN Summit on Monday, this strike is aimed at getting countries to commit to tougher climate targets and faster transitions to renewable energy. Under the Paris agreement, countries agreed to work toward limiting global warming this century to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, but they set their own targets. At the time, the targets were not in line with the goal, but the expectation was that countries would gradually ramp up their ambitions in curbing greenhouse gas emissions over time. The upcoming UN summit is where countries are expected to present their new, more aggressive targets.
    “I look forward to welcoming young leaders like Greta Thunberg, and many others,” said UN Secretary General António Guterres in a press conference last month. “I am telling leaders, don’t come to the summit with beautiful speeches. Come with concrete plans, clear steps to enhance nationally determined contributions by 2020, and strategies for carbon neutrality by 2050.”
    However, greenhouse gas emissions are rising around the world, and the largest historical emitter of carbon dioxide, the US, is trying to leave the Paris accord.

    RTWT

    https://www.vox.com/2019/9/17/20864740/greta-thunberg-youth-climate-strike-fridays-future

  81. Some History

    Climate campaigner delivers copies of Greta Thunberg’s book to all Isle of Wight secondary schools

    EVERY secondary school on the Isle of Wight has been gifted four copies of Greta Thunberg’s book No One is Too Small to Make a Difference.
    Climate campaigner Julie Hutchison, of Ventnor, delivered the books on Thursday.
    She had been given a donation of 20 tote bags emblazoned with the words Power to the Peaceful and was asked to do some good with them.
    She sold them at Rhythmtree Festival to raise money to get the books into the schools.
    Julie said: “My husband had bought me a copy of Greta Thunberg’s book for my birthday.
    “I’ve always been in awe at what Greta has achieved, in a year she has started the school strike movement which has now gone global.
    “I’ve asked that the books be put in the school libraries so the children can read Greta’s thoughts and feelings, and hopefully be inspired by her to act.
    “The climate and ecological crisis we now face is extremely worrying.
    “A recent study said that 85 per cent of people are worried about the climate crisis.
    “In the letter I gave to the schools to accompany the books, I explained why I have done this, for my own children.
    “I want them to have a great future. They changed my life for the better the moment they were born, and I want to do everything I can for them.
    “I am so pleased the Isle of Wight now has a youth movement, Fridays for Future Isle of Wight.”
    A general strike has been called by Greta on September 20, and an IW one will happen at St Thomas’ Square in Newport at 11am.
    Julie said: “Many children are suffering with climate anxiety and I feel children should be heard.”

    https://www.countypress.co.uk/news/17902981.climate-campaigner-delivers-copies-greta-thunberg-39-s-book-isle-wight-secondary-schools/

  82. Some History

    It’s Greta’s World
    But it’s still burning. The extraordinary rise of a 16-year-old, and her Hail Mary climate movement.

    http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/09/greta-thunberg-climate-change-movement.html

  83. Annie A

    As I have become ever more furious at the polluters and denialists, I have come to understand they are threatening my children’s well-being as much as anyone who might seek to harm a child.

    Scaring children and young adults into thinking there is no future, because the world will cease, as we know it in 10, 15 , 5 years time, so much so, that there is no point in studying for a future or living; seems to be threatening children’s well-being and causing more harm than ‘denying’ catastrophic climate change, in my opinion. How hypocritical? Or is it ironic?

    Or … is this just part of the plan to de-populate?

  84. Rayvic

    Tim at his delusional best.

  85. billie

    Greta, our era’s Joan de Arc

    That didn’t end well as I recall

    But it depends doesn’t it, who writes the history, how it looks

  86. iain russell

    I actually admire Flimmsy. He got in on The Giggle, The Laugh, long before it became fashionable and what an earner it’s been! Great going Grifter!

  87. struth

    We on the right always fight a defensive war.
    Obviously it’s because the left are always on attack.
    We bother ourselves with countering the lies they constantly bomb us with , with a weapon that never has a hope of winning.
    Defending the truth is not enough when their lie factories have the ability to carpet bomb.
    We must attack the factories.

    The UN.
    Our education system.
    Until we do, we are bound to lose.
    When we get bombed with left wing lies and anti western propaganda we need to spend less time defending with the truth and more time discrediting their factories and exposing them and the money trail.
    We need to attack their factories.

  88. iamok

    So this is the same Timmy who has a mansion on the banks of the Hawkesbury River, right? Not right, innit? This guy is on a par with Kevin Rudd and Turdball as the most deluded and conflicted bullshit artist to have graced our shores for decades. When will this smug prick get seriously called out? He needs a bloody hockey stick wacked across his head unit to recalibrate his operating system for good.

  89. nfw

    According to the Swedish child’s mother the child can actually see CO2 molecules. Not even The Big Moh, who made many pronouncements about 7th century “science” or any other prophets have made that claim. Talk about trying too hard. I still don’t think that child is running with a full herd of reindeer.

  90. billie

    Joan de Arc saw angels ….

    People believed her

    Greta sees CO2, people believe her

    Will she lead a crusade?

    Seems like it

    Against whom?

    Yep, us

    You know, sometimes fanatics have been known to self immolate or similar to draw attention to their cause

    Sainthood follows

    Poor kid

  91. nfw

    Didn’t Flim say it would never rain in Sydney again? Has he looked out a Sydney window the last two days? Perhaps he could look at the BoM radar. So far even the BoM hasn’t found a way to make it a farce.

  92. Nob

    How many CO2 molecules can dance on the head of a pin?

    Where is the Martin Luther who will nail the corruption of selling indulgences, I mean emissions certificates, to the church door?

  93. Robotnot:

    Words have not cut through. Is rebellion the only option? …

    Are ya feelin’ lucky, punk?

  94. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    nfw
    #3158495, posted on September 18, 2019 at 7:22 am

    According to the Swedish child’s mother the child can actually see CO2 molecules.

    Yeah, maybe after a yuuuge trip on DMT.

    Otherwise, no.

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