Tim Flannery is given to "overreach and self-contradiction", according to Phage eco-warrior-in-chief Adam Morton's review of the climate commissioner's new book, which details Bone Man's hairy-chested adventures on sundry Pacific isles.
Mind you, Morton's faith in Flannery remains undiminished:
At the heart of the book is the celebration and demystification of the act of science - the laying of nets and traps, animal wrangling, collection of samples and slow building on the sum of human understanding. In an age when respect for science is diminishing, it is a reminder that knowledge is hard-earned.
That "science" and "understanding"? The cause of "demystification" might be advanced if green publicists masquerading as journalists were a little more sceptical of those given to "overreach and self-contradiction".