A presentation on climate change by local solicitor and concerned grandfather Jim Main concluded with a video from the ABC's The Weekly program, in which Charlie Pickering challenged Alan Jones' views on climate change.
On Sky News, Jones had Peta Credlin pour out 1.75 kg of rice into a bowl, then plucked out one grain and said that was Australia's contribution to CO2 in the atmosphere. His conclusion was that it was meaningless Australia doing anything about reducing its emissions.
"If you do insist on using rice to understand climate change, let's do it properly," Pickering said.
"If the world's emissions of carbon dioxide were 100 grains of rice, China's would be 27 grains, the US 15, and Australia's one.
"That doesn't seem much but neither does that of other emitters like England or France, who like us contribute less than two per cent to global emissions.
"But if you take all the countries like us, they actually make up 41 per cent of the total, or the largest chunk of the whole meal.
"Together they can have a major impact, but if they each decide they're to small to make a difference this rice is going to get fried.
"In WW2 Australia made up around 2 per cent of the Western allies but we didn't decide not to fight because we were too small, because the consequences of doing nothing were unthinkable."