The Baader Meinhoff gang was a bunch of mindless savage butchers. They adorned themselves with a far-left ideology to pimp up their murderous stances and acts. There was nothing noble in anything they did. And expressing sympathy with stone-cold killers says quite something about Tim Flannery. Because like all green radicals, he does not walk the walk he wants to prescribe to all of us. Ditch modern amenities such as synthetic clothing and motorized travel and I might at least respect you, even if I would still not believe one word you say. But living big, asking everyone else to live like a medieval pauper, and glorifying murderers gets you nothing but contempt from me.
Tim Flannery has been speaking about climate change for decades – but he’s finding it harder and harder to be the bearer of bad news