TIM FLANNERY : Professor of Dud Predictions and Climate Falsehoods

2017 09 13 Tim Flannery Rays of Hope 3

SO even the rain that falls isn’t actually going to
fill our dams and our river systems…
– Dr Tim Flannery

This planet is on course for a catastrophe.
The existence of Life itself is at stake
Dr Tim Flannery
Climate Council


TIM FLANNERY, former Climate Commissioner of Australia from 2011-2013 earned $180,000 per year for a three-day working week to make predictions and decisions that affected billions upon billions of dollars of Australian taxpayers’ money.

AFTER being rightly sacked by the Abbott government in 2013, Flannery began his own go-fund-me version of the Climate Commission, the Climate Council, which continues the propagandised rollout of catastrophic climate predictions and unreliable-energy pipe dreams.

NEVER far from the government teat, Flannery is regularly wheeled out by Australia’s government run media monolith their ABC, appearing as resident climate ‘expert’ whenever a catastrophic weather event hits the news cycle, or simply to inject a dose of hysteria into the conversation when climate alarm is waning.

TONIGHT, Flannery appears on Q&A, the ABC’s TV panel discussion program…

TO understand why the ABC and Q&A are so ‘impressed’ by the former ‘Australian of the year’, let’s take a brief look at Flannery’s impressive career of climate predictions and prognostications…

TIM FLANNERY – Curriculum Vitae



In 2004 Flannery said:

“I think there is a fair chance Perth will be the 21st century’s first ghost metropolis. It’s whole primary production is in dire straits and the eastern states are only 30 years behind.”

We are “one of the most physically vulnerable people on the Earth,” and “southern Australia is going to be impacted very severely and very detrimentally by global climate change.” We are going to experience “conditions not seen in 40 million years.”

In 2007 he said:

“…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.”

The one-in-1000-years drought is, in fact, Australia’s manifestation of the global fingerprint of drought caused by climate change.”

In May 2007 he warned that:

“Brisbane and Adelaide – home to a combined total of three million people – could run out of water by year’s end;”

and that the country was facing

“the most extreme and the most dangerous situation arising from climate change facing any country in the world right now.”

In June 2007 he said:

“Over the past 50 years southern Australia has lost about 20 per cent of its rainfall, and one cause is almost certainly global warming. Similar losses have been experienced in eastern Australia, and although the science is less certain it is probable that global warming is behind these losses too. But by far the most dangerous trend is the decline in the flow of Australian rivers: it has fallen by around 70 per cent in recent decades, so dams no longer fill even when it does rain …

In Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane, water supplies are so low they need desalinated water urgently, possibly in as little as 18 months.”

In 2008 he warned again that:

“The water problem is so severe for Adelaide that it may run out of water by early 2009.”

AND then the rains came, as they always do in the land of “droughts and flooding rains

BY December 2008 Adelaide’s reservoirs were 75% full, Perth’s 40%, Sydney’s 63%, and Brisbane’s reservoir’s were 46% full.

BY 2009 dams for Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney were filled to overflowing.

PRESENTLY Adelaide’s reservoirs are 57%, Perth’s 39%, Melbourne’s 64%, Sydney’s 77%, and Brisbane’s reservoir’s are 83% full.


In 2015 Flannery said:

“Sadly we’re more likely to see them more frequently in the future.”.

Reality check:

A year later, not one severe cyclone was recorded, continuing the downward trend in severity and frequency of tropical cyclones, despite rising CO2/temps…


Graph showing the number of severe and non-severe tropical cyclones from 1970-2017 which have occurred in the Australian region. Severe tropical cyclones are shown here as those with a minimum central pressure less than 970 hPa.

Nature journal confirms:

“Studies project a decrease in the frequency of tropical cyclones towards the end of the 21st century in the southwest Pacific, southern Indian, and Australian regions.”

Australian tropical cyclone activity lower than at any time over the past 550–1,500 years | Nature


Reality check:

MINIMUM Arctic sea-ice extent has been trending up over the past decade, and is most definitely not “ice-free”! The EXACT opposite of what Flannery, the press and ‘97% experts’ have been telling you :

ARCTIC SEA-ICE VOLUME (September 2018)

2.0 – 3.0 meter-thick sea-ice covered most of the Arctic basin during the 2018 summer minimum :

ARCTIC minimum sea-ice volume has been increasing since 2007 :


@KiryeNet キリエ on Twitter : “The Arctic has been refreezing for 12 years…minimum sea ice volume has been rising since 2007”



Flannery in 2007:

Urged us to invest in “green” geothermal power — pumping water on to hot rocks underground.

He claimed hot rocks in South Australia “potentially have enough embedded energy in them to run Australia’s economy for the best part of a century”, and “the technology to extract that energy … is relatively straightforward”.

The Rudd government gave $90 million for a test plant in SA’s Cooper Basin, but a well collapsed, the site flooded and the project was abandoned.

Andrew Bolt global warming: Will Q&A hold Tim Flannery to account for dud predictions? | Herald Sun


In 2005 Flannery wrote in “The Weather Makers“:

Australia’s east coast is no stranger to drought, but the dry spell that began in 1998 is different from anything that has gone before….The cause of the decline of rainfall on Australia’s east coast is thought to be a climate-change double whammy – the loss of winter rainfall and the prolongation of El Nino-like conditions. 

The resulting water crisis here is potentially even more damaging than the one in the west … As of mid 2005 the situation remains critical… very little time to arrange alternative water sources such as large scale desalination plants.

The result:

$12 BILLION worth of desalination plants built in South Australia, Queensland, NSW and Victoria have all been mothballed without producing a drop of water. All were built in preference to much cheaper dams, because of green bans and because warming alarmists claimed the rains would not return.

FIVE desal plants have been built in Australia. Only Perth’s is used.

COSTS to run each mothballed desal plant are estimated at between $500,000 to $1,000,000 per day, every day until the contracts run out around 2030.

The legacy of Tim Flannery..White elephant desalination plants | Climatism


UPDATE 1 DEC, 2018

Cost of bad climate models — $10 billion wasted, and $1 billion a year for Desal plants no one uses in Australia


WILL anyone on the Q&A panel or from the supposed ‘bi-partisan’ audience question Flannery on any of his monumental climate prediction failures and brazen climate alarmism?

DON’T hold your breath!


FINAL word from the Leftist and global warming obsessed The Conversation on Flannery…

“How is it that Tim Flannery could have got it so spectacularly wrong? The most obvious factor could well be Flannery’s lack of background in a climate science. He is an academic, however his background is mammalogy – he studied the evolution of mammals.”

Climate and floods: Flannery is no expert, but neither are the experts | The Conversation


UPDATE 27 JAN, 2019

MORE from Alan Moran (Economist and Columnist for The Australian) on Flannery who the Left can’t resist wheeling out into the public for his ‘expertise’ on climate!

Climatism referencing used ))


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28 Comments on “TIM FLANNERY : Professor of Dud Predictions and Climate Falsehoods”

  1. Alan Vaughn says:

    He should be in prison just for the amount of tax-payers money he convinced the complicit governments to waste on this misanthropic SCAM they’re all in on with the socialist UN who invented the hoax it is to gain control of everyone. This is the beginning of global genocide and the gullible masses think they care?
    Typically communist – they care about themselves and nobody else and even less about ‘saving the planet’ that the scam was supposedly meant to facilitate.

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  2. Jeff Hall says:

    Hi jamie, I`ve just found your reply, was expecting a phone call, but all is ok. The leaflet is in the mail to you. Feel free to alter it and use it and distribute it an any way you see fit.

    I`ve found that people will read short , straight to the point articles , much more than they will lengthy pieces.

    I have done my own mini survey, and found that 99 % of people have an opinion but few know any of the facts. Many , by the way believe it`s all B S..

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  6. andrewmac71 says:

    In our industry (mining), if we provide advice as wrong as this, we would be sued by our clients.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. andrewmac71 says:

    If we were to provide information this bad to mining companies. We’d be in court and only fair.

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  9. Mark says:

    We are in the middle of the longest drought in Australia’s recorded history. No rain this year and hopes are not high for 2020.
    Perth is looking at bring water from the Kimberley. Desalination plants are working again. The Darling Downs wants water pumped to its towns from the Brisbane catchment.
    We are experiencing the worst fires in living memory. The scientists, the bush firefighters, the farmers associations, the insurance companies, banks say its due to rain patterns changing which is due to global warming.
    The reef is not in good shape and species around the world are under stress.


    • Lawrence says:

      A bit late I know but would you show me the scientific proof that CO2 emitted by man, not nature, has caused the warming that is supposedly causing climate change? I would also be interested in your proof that the warming since 1850 is not just the earth returning to normal after the cold of the Little Ice Age? It was 1 degree warmer during the Medieval Warm Period and 2 degrees warmer during the Roman Warm Period. That warming was not caused by SUVs or coal fired power. What makes you so sure this warming, now plateaued, has been caused by CO2?

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      • mark230556 says:

        Hi Lawrence,

        If you look at the temperatures in both epochs, they are not global temperatures.

        ” Possible causes of the Medieval Warm Period include increased solar activity, decreased volcanic activity, and changes to ocean circulation. … Climate proxy records show peak warmth occurred at different times for different regions, indicating that the Medieval Warm Period was not a globally uniform event.”

        This is also true of the Roman period.

        If you do look at the scientific data, you will see a constant rise in CO2 emission since 1780’s. This coincides with rises in global temperature world wide.

        “Ancient air bubbles trapped in ice enable us to step back in time and see what Earth’s atmosphere, and climate, were like in the distant past. They tell us that levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere are higher than they have been at any time in the past 400,000 years. During ice ages, CO2 levels were around 200 parts per million (ppm), and during the warmer interglacial periods, they hovered around 280 ppm (see fluctuations in the graph). In 2013, CO2 levels surpassed 400 ppm for the first time in recorded history. This recent relentless rise in CO2 shows a remarkably constant relationship with fossil-fuel burning, and can be well accounted for based on the simple premise that about 60 percent of fossil-fuel emissions stay in the air.”

        “If fossil-fuel burning continues at a business-as-usual rate, such that humanity exhausts the reserves over the next few centuries, CO2 will continue to rise to levels of order of 1500 ppm. The atmosphere would then not return to pre-industrial levels even tens of thousands of years into the future. This graph not only conveys the scientific measurements, but it also underscores the fact that humans have a great capacity to change the climate and planet.”

        Unfortunately I could not copy and past the graph.


    • Max says:

      “I love a sunburnt country a land of sweeping plains of rugged mountain ranges of drought and flooding rains” written in the 1800’s. Mr Tim Flannery should give back his grant money and pay for the desal plants he was a fraud and a conman who now lives I believe by the water that he told was going to rise by 2010 now 2020. While there is still some drought in places others have had teaming rain. Where we are we have just had another 225mm in the last 2 days. Your reef is doing just fine where I live. This is the sort of weather I experienced as a kid.

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    • Luke says:

      So, your predictions have proven to be…….pretty useless (as with all global warming alarmists) Let it go. It’s just environmental cycles. We’ll have another ice age in the future….and then it will warm again…..


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  14. ferrari12345hotmailcom says:

    Why don’t these people just admit that they get paid for all this alarmist propaganda by the globalist Nw o who stand to make many $Trillions out of this HOAX? Why do they not talk of the Islamic Fire Jihad ?


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  16. Chris Scott says:

    I have been saying this is the biggest scam in the world .
    It is evolution and nothing man can do will stop it .
    We are headed for an iceage , but it will be millions of years till then .
    The dinosaurs became extinct last time and mankind as we know it will become extinct this time .Who’s going to be to see if I am wrong ???

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