Saturday, May 6, 2017

Renowned Australian scientist Tim Flannery warns NT against investing in gas, Jemena pipeline

Former Australian of the Year and climate expert Tim Flannery has warned the Northern Territory not to invest in "dying" fossil fuel industries like gas.
Tim Flannery believes the Northern Territory
would lose out if it invested in gas.
Professor Flannery, the former chief commissioner of the now defunct Climate Commission, was brought to Darwin by the Environment Centre and Nightcliff Sea Breeze Festival organisers to speak at the festival on the weekend.

Ahead of the event, he told the ABC despite the Territory's economic woes, investing in gas infrastructure or fracking would mean the NT would lose out economically and environmentally.

"There is no conflict between going renewable and economic development; what we do have is an industry that is determined to hang onto life," Professor Flannery said.

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