Tim Flannery 2004:
"Speaking last night at the State Government's Sydney Futures forum, Dr Flannery warned of a city [Sydney] grappling with up to 60 per cent less water."
Tim Flannery 2005:
"Leading environmentalist Professor Tim Flannery...predicts that the ongoing drought could leave Sydney's dams dry in just two years."
Research based on IPCC modelling 2008:
"Rainfall across the Sydney basin will increase by up to half, with a drop in winter rainfall cancelled out by heavier falls in summer."