“In July, Hadley took a call on his 2GB program from “David” proclaiming to be a neighbour of Flannery’s. Flannery owned a waterfront home, the caller said, detailing its precise location and highlighting his apparent hypocrisy on sea level rises. The story took off: Andrew Bolt took to his blog with further details of the house (including a Google map) and its value, The Daily Telegraph went to print with a story, and after promising an “intelligent article” on the issue of sea level rises, Flannery claims, The Australian’s Ean Higgins wrote a piece rehashing the Hadley revelations.”
“Carter is paid for time-consuming professional work as co-editor of a Heartland publication that rivals the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment report. He reads scientific papers, summarises them, and collates them for Heartland’s nongovernmental international panel on climate change report. For this he is paid $1667 a month. Mammalogist Tim Flannery is paid 10 times more by Julia Gillard to make pop predictions about catastrophic climate change that never seem to eventuate, and he is hailed as a great savant.
Singer receives $5000 a month as co-editor of the NIPCC report, which he says he founded in 2007 “to provide a platform for scientists sceptical of the UN-IPCC reports, and (I) turned to Heartland to publish the report: it neither writes nor controls the content … The whole purpose of our NIPCC reports is to present the evidence that natural forces control climate change, not emissions of CO2 from the use of fossil fuels.”
Why shouldn’t Carter and Singer be paid for their time?”
because in the case of Carter he declares on his personal webpage that “he receives no research funding from special interest organisations”.
The guy should be demonised; he writes books on a subject he has no idea about and is thus spreading misinformation and hindering action on a problem in which our planet is at stake. He is a demon in every sense of the word. I guess he probably didn’t spring from hell though if Satan exists his sending climate skeptics to stop action on climate change so our world is doomed is not inconceivable.
“But the Hawkesbury River where Flannery’s home stands has steeply rising banks. Waterfront homes there are several metres above sea level and are not endangered by a one metre sea level rise.”
“As Flannery pointed out to any journalist who asked, his house in fact sits above the most radical projections of sea level rises.”