It was the moment Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, a renowned climate change sceptic, confronted the reality of global warming.
He was at his parent’s property where they have had very low rainfall over the past three years. He was standing beside the ever-diminishing creek near his one-time childhood Hobbit hole, looking as though he might cry.
“When I look at this,” he says, shaking his head, “I start to wonder whether climate change might really be happening.”
(Sydney Morning Herald: 20 May 2016)