Archive for September, 2011
ACCORDING to the American Library Association (ALA) the book most American parents have wanted banned over recent years is ‘And Tango Makes Three’ about two male penguins that adopt a fertilized egg and raise the chick. According to Walt Brasch writing at On Line Opinion: “Gays saw the story as a positive reinforcement of their [...]
TODAY, in the Federal Court, well-known columnist and political commentator Andrew Bolt was found guilty of racial discrimination. In particular he was found guilty of mocking people who do not look aboriginal, but call themselves aboriginal. He was condemned on the basis of comment in two columns one entitled ‘It’s so hip to be black’ [...]
DESPITE concerns about global warming and a large increase in the number of reported storms and droughts, the world’s death rate from extreme weather events was lower from 2000 to 2010 than it has been in any decade since 1900, according to a new Reason Foundation study. Following is the media release: THE Reason Foundation [...]
I can’t find confirmation at the CERN website, but various media reports indicate new experimental work has found subatomic particles that travel faster than light. The speed of light is considered the Universe’s ultimate speed limit. The foundation stone for Einstein’s special theory of relativity was the constancy of the speed of light. More here: [...]
Ian Plimer not only finished school, he went on to University, graduated and then worked his way up to the esteemed rank of Professor. He has been Professor and Head of Geology at the University of Newcastle, is Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne, and currently lectures at the University of [...]
Good news! Traditional hunters have agreed to suspend the hunting of dugongs and turtles in North Queensland. More here.
I can’t agree with Vincent Gray that the only true climate science is meteorology, but I can agree that meteorology as a climate science is in its infancy. There is much we don’t understand about convection, evaporation and precipitation. And interesting, as Gray explains in the following essay, they are all limited in [...]
THE nineteen bills on “Australia’s Clean Energy Future Legislation” are listed here: http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/jscacefl/bills.htm Written submissions can be emailed to the Joint Select Committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org The government’s advice on preparing submissions is here: http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/documnts/howsub.htm You have just a few days to do something… submissions close on September 22. Why the rush?
Yet another much acclaimed and high profile physicist has declared his disgust with all the global warming hype especially as promoted by the American Physical Society (ASP). Ivan Giaever won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1973. Earlier this year he did not renew his APS membership. When asked why, he replied by email [...]
“24 Hours of Reality” will broadcast a presentation by Al Gore every hour for 24 hours across 24 different time zones from Wednesday to Thursday, with the aim of convincing climate change sceptics and driving action against global warming among households, schools and businesses… More about the campaign here: climaterealityproject.org