Climate Change Commissioner Tim Flannery – he of the $180,000 per annum taxpayer-funded salary for 3 days a week “work” – in 2007:
“Even the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams and river systems”
From AAP, Feb 29, 2012:
Record rain floods parts of NSW
EVACUATIONS are underway in one town and emergency crews are standing by in three others as large parts of New South Wales continue to be deluged with the heaviest rains in more than 80 years.
Evacuation warnings are current for Cooma in the Snowy Mountains, with up to 300 people at risk, and parts of the southern tablelands township of Goulburn, where the Wollondilly Creek is threatening to burst its banks.
Orders are also in place at Captains Flat south of Queanbeyan, while crews are keeping an eye on the swollen Murrumbidgee River at Cootamundra in the Riverina, an SES spokesman says.
And from Their ABC (via Yahoo!7 News):
Big wet bears down on NSW
One of the biggest weather events in New South Wales for decades is starting to make its presence felt, with a massive rain system bearing down on southern and central parts of the state.
The region has already seen torrential downpours, evacuation alerts and warnings of flash flooding…
“We’ve got a very serious situation developing in New South Wales, about 75 per cent of the state is flood-affected or in flood watch,” SES spokesman Dieter Geske said.
It is long past time that Flannery was sacked, his Australian of The Year award rescinded, his earnings-to-date confiscated and returned to Consolidated Revenue … and his miserable, lying, gold digging, profit-of-doom soggy-bottomed arse kicked out of town.
Make that, out of the country.
Won’t happen, of course.
So this blogger will live in hope that the waterfront-dwelling Flannery – now lying low in shame, it seems – will suffer exactly the same ultimate fate as that other Man Of Constant Sorrow in O Brother, Where Art Thou.