“Silencing dissent kills science”

“Silencing dissent kills science”, as marine scientist Professor Pete Ridd is dismissed by James Cook University (Queensland, Australia).  Popular columnist Andrew Bolt in Courier Mail 24 May 2018, p. 46, reported this after Dr Ridd questioned claims that man-made global warming is destroying the Great Barrier Reef.  Bolt commented: “He may be right, he may […]

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40 Year Aussie Rain Cycles

40 year Aussie rain cycles found, according University of Newcastle News and Australasian Journal of Water Resources doi: 10.1080/13241583.2018.1446677, 18 March 2018. Researchers at the University of Newcastle, Australia, Anthony Kiem and Greg McMahon, have carried out a survey historical flood date from 10 catchment areas in South East Queensland. Their work extended a study […]

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Tuvalu Islands Growing, Not Sinking

Tuvalu islands are growing, not sinking, according to reports in, PhysOrg 9 February 2018, and Science Alerts 15 February 2018, and Nature Communications doi:10.1038/s41467-018-02954-1, 9 February 2018. Tuvalu is one of many small Pacific Island nations that have been predicted to be swallowed up by rising sea levels caused by man-made global warming.  A team […]

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Make Our Planet Great Again

“Make our planet great again”, says President of France Emmanuel Macron, according to BBC News 1 June 2017. Following US President Donald Trump’s announcement on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement Macron set up a project “to lead (and win!) this battle on climate change”. (Item in brackets in original) He goes on to state: […]

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Suppress Climate Sceptics and Creationists

Suppress climate sceptics and creationists, says Barry Brook, director of the Research Institute for Climate Change and Sustainability, University of Adelaide, writing in an article in The Australian, 30 April 2008. Brook claims that global warming sceptics, creationists and “intelligent designers” are “trolls” – an Internet jargon term defined by Brook as “people who intentionally […]

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Siberia Warmer in the Past

Siberia warmer in the past, concludes University College London Researcher, according to a report in DailyTech.com, 8 October 2007. Anson Mackay of the Environmental Change Research Centre, has constructed the most accurate high-resolution temperature record of Siberia (Lake Baikal) over the past 800,000 years. It clearly demonstrates the region has often been considerably warmer than […]

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Shifting Winds Release Ocean Carbon Dioxide

Shifting winds release ocean carbon dioxide, according to a report in ScienceDaily, 13 March 2009. Many scientists believe the dramatic climate shift involved in ending the last ice age, usually dated as being around 17,000 years ago, occurred due a change in the earth’s orbit. Ice core records show an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide […]

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Sea Level Scepticism

Sea level scepticism reported in news.com.au. After viewing an Australian Museum display of the changing coastline around Sydney Piers Akerman, writing for the Sunday Telegraph, claims “climate doomsayers are all at sea”. According to the Museum, 18,000 years ago the coastline was 15 km (9.3 miles) to the east and 120 metres (394ft) below the […]

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Scientists Campaign Politicians for Respect

Scientists campaign politicians for respect according to ABC News 20 June 2011. Over 200 scientists from around Australia have gathered in Canberra to meet with politicians and launch a campaign named “Respect the Science.” According to Anna Maria Arabia, CEO of the Federation of Australian Science and Technological Societies, the campaign “is really aimed at […]

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Rising Sea Level Claim Retracted

Rising sea level claim retracted reported an article in The Guardian, 21 February 2010 and Nature Geoscience, published online, 21 February 2010. In July 2009 a group of scientists led by Mark Siddall, of Earth Sciences Department, University of Bristol, UK published a report that predicted global warming could cause to rise by between 7cm […]

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