Backstage at the ABC Television studios on Monday night, after the Q&A program where I appeared as a panellist, the compere, Tony Jones, complained to Tim Flannery that he didn’t adequately refute my answers to the climate change questions. Of course, Tony could always invite me onto his Lateline program where he could ‘grill’ me himself.
For those who missed the Q&A program on television you can watch it here:
It’s entitled ‘Miracles, Media and the Murray’.
I was disappointed the Murray issue was left until so late to be discussed. I’ve received some comment that I went too hard on this issue, and other comment that I didn’t say enough.
Interestingly I was invited onto Q&A specifically to discuss this issue and felt a need to at least provide the small amount of information that I did; in particular that the environment of the Lower Lakes could be dramatically improved by opening the huge steel and concrete barriers during periods of drought so that there was natural ebb and flow between the Lakes and the Southern Ocean.
For those of you wondering what was written on my tee shirt under the grey jacket, it was ‘Save the Murray: Remove the Barrages’.