Coal miners to blame for Queensland floods, says Australian Greens leader Bob Brown
He might be right, but his timing is all wrong - a dumb move that will cost the Greens in Qld
UPDATE: I have removed the link to the Murdoch story to deny them the few extra click-throughs they might get. Instead check-out Pure Poison's analysis of the story.
I still reckon that Brown should have stayed quiet for a few more days (except for expressions of grief and support). It strikes me that the floods will either finally get Queenslanders really wanting action on global warming or it will get them blaming the Greens and the environmental movement for the whole disaster.
He needs to play it VERY carefully as the politics of this are quite delicate - which of course is why Martin Ferguson released this spray in response (a Murdoch link I'm afraid)