Andrew Bolt has up a thread asking for suggestions of what he should ask Tim Flannery next time they meet. There are some great suggestions on that thread, some of which are paraphrased below.
From Andrew’s readers:
- Are you as stupid as you appear to be on the tele?
- Scared any children this week, Tim?
- What measurable statement would you be prepared to stake your reputation on and if wrong, would you ‘retire’?
- Why aren’t you taking the stairs [instead of the lift]?
- Have any of your predictions come true yet?
- Have you measured the emissions produced by this hotel yet?
- Did your arms get tired flying here?
- How are the fossilised marsupials coming along, mate?
- Where is all the water coming from for sea levels to rise by 80m?
- Did you request a room on the top floor?
The comment that made me laugh (and I’ll warn you, lime cordial coming out of my nose is not fun) was from Boonarga in Queensland. Their observation about Flannery’s reliability?
Ask him for a prediction for the Cup. Then I will know at least one horse to rule out.
I have three questions for Flannery of my own, one of which Margo’s Maid also asked. That question is “At what point did you change your position on nuclear power, and was it influenced by changes in your income stream?”. My other two questions would be “Other than an understanding of scientific research techniques, how does a degree in paleontology qualify you to consider yourself an expert in climatology?” and “What personal sacrifices and life changes have you made to ensure that your predictions regarding climate change are not proven correct?”
I’d bet that he’s stumped on answering all of these questions, and probably many more.