Bureau of Meteorology unclear on record rainfall in NSW

The NSW Premier handed down the 2022 Flood Inquiry report last week and at the same time many of the 1,498 written submissions were made public. The submissions make for harrowing reading, especially the first-hand accounts from the Lismore community. There are very personal stories explaining how there had been limited flash-flooding up to [...]

By |2022-08-23T10:44:17+02:0023 August 2022|Australia, News|Comments Off on Bureau of Meteorology unclear on record rainfall in NSW

Record-high coral cover of the Great Barrier Reef, despite doomsday scenarios of mass deaths

Great Barrier Reef Guest post by Hans Wolkers The Dutch public broadcasting company NOS recently reported on the Australian government's plans to provide additional protection for the Great Barrier Reef by improving water quality, reducing erosion and combating illegal fishing. However, critics find these measures pointless, as climate change, which they believe is [...]

By |2022-02-07T08:34:50+01:007 February 2022|Australia, News|Comments Off on Record-high coral cover of the Great Barrier Reef, despite doomsday scenarios of mass deaths

“Green Murder” – a new book by Professor Ian Plimer

by Ian Plimer An Interview with Professor Ian Plimer on his latest book “Green Murder”: It has never been shown that human emissions of the gas of life drive global warming. Large bodies of science that don’t fit the narrative have been ignored by IPCC, COP and self-interested scientists paid by [...]

By |2022-01-13T18:55:38+01:0013 January 2022|Australia, Book review, News|Comments Off on “Green Murder” – a new book by Professor Ian Plimer

Peter Ridd Case: Academic Freedom Just Died in Australia

Guest essay by Eric Worrall on Watts Up With That? James Cook University professor Peter Ridd. Picture: Cameron Laird Australia’s High Court has ruled that University administrators have the right to fire academics for breach of employment code of conduct, which has precedence over academic freedom. It is with a heavy heart that I [...]

By |2021-10-13T10:16:48+02:0013 October 2021|Australia, News|Comments Off on Peter Ridd Case: Academic Freedom Just Died in Australia

Fact check : What the floods really have to do with “climate”

By Sebastian Lüning In medieval times, the priest would have declared that it would have been a punishment from God for the wicked behavior of sinners. Today's explanation is unfortunately not far from that. In mid-July 2021, prolonged heavy rain caused severe flooding in western Germany. There were many dead and missing, [...]

By |2021-07-27T16:18:35+02:0027 July 2021|Australia, Canada English, News, United Kingdom, USA|Comments Off on Fact check : What the floods really have to do with “climate”

A world protected by windmills? In 1717 Christmas Floods in Germany killed 14,000

By Joanne Nova reposted with her permission – original here – With great sympathy for all our European friends. It’s like European history doesn’t exist. In 1717 on Christmas Eve a flood started that killed 14,000 people and spread across the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany. It was followed by savage frosts, and more floods in [...]

By |2021-07-20T12:38:47+02:0020 July 2021|Australia, News|Comments Off on A world protected by windmills? In 1717 Christmas Floods in Germany killed 14,000

Good news for Australia’s Barrier Reef you’ll likely not hear about in the media

Dr. Peter Ridd writes on his Facebook page: In 2016, there was a major bleaching event in the northern section of the Reef. There were doom headlines around the world and Prof Hughes, who led the monitoring of the coral, famously tweeted“I showed the results of the aerial surveys of bleaching on the GBR to [...]

By |2021-06-16T21:05:54+02:0010 June 2021|Australia, News|Comments Off on Good news for Australia’s Barrier Reef you’ll likely not hear about in the media

High Court To Decide On Peter Ridd Free Speech Case

The Institute of Public Affairs has today welcomed the historic judgement of the High Court in the case of James Cook University (JCU) v Peter Ridd, which has given Dr Peter Ridd special leave to bring on his final appeal. “This will be the most significant test case for academic freedom in a [...]

By |2021-02-12T11:31:46+01:0012 February 2021|Australia, News|Comments Off on High Court To Decide On Peter Ridd Free Speech Case

Interview Lindsay Hackett

Name: Lindsay Hackett Residence: Macleay Island Qld Country: Australia What is your background? I am a scientist with a B.Sc (Melb) as well as being an engineer CEng(UK) with 21 years as an engineering officer in the RAAF. Engineering Officer, 5 years as small business owner and operator (boat building, repair, ships [...]

By |2021-07-12T12:27:48+02:0027 November 2020|Australia, Interviews|Comments Off on Interview Lindsay Hackett

University Appeal Upheld, Peter Ridd Loses – We all Lose

Reposted from Jennifer Marohasy’s website On 2 May 2018, Professor Peter Ridd was sacked by James Cook University for serious misconduct. It all started when he called-out his colleague Terry Hughes for falsely claiming healthy inshore coral reefs were dead from climate change and deteriorating water quality. Ignoring the first censure in April [...]

By |2020-07-24T16:33:15+02:0024 July 2020|Australia, News|Comments Off on University Appeal Upheld, Peter Ridd Loses – We all Lose