Archive | May, 2014

canola

Michael Baxter Wins for GM Technology

THE Luddites, including Greenpeace, Scott Kinnear and Margaret Fulton, have campaigned relentlessly against the introduction of genetically modified canola. Their misleading propaganda successfully saw moratoriums introduced in many states. More recently Mr Kinnear has raised $750,000 to help Steve Marsh sue his neighbour, Michael Baxter, for planting GM canola. In what is considered a landmark […]

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Corrupting Australia’s Temperature Record

Following is the text of a letter that I just this morning sent to Australia’s Chief Scientist, Alan Finkel… Dear Dr Finkel, For some years I have been asking for an open, honest and independent inquiry into the operations of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. In 2015, I wrote to the Auditor-General of Australia suggesting […]

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Lunar Modulation of Weather and Climate: Piers Corbyn

Long-range weather forecaster Piers Corbyn explains that in order to predict world temperature we need to better understand solar activity, magnetic connections and lunar modulation of the same. Interestingly, towards the end of this presentation Mr Corbyn, who has a first-class honours degree in physics from Imperial College, London, states that it was as hot […]

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Antarctic Wind Change: What has Really Caused It?

A farmer near Orange in New South Wales emailed me last month lamenting the lack of interest shown by the national media in SAM – the Southern Annular Mode. He explained that SAM was a key driver of rainfall over southern Australia and changes in the extent of Antarctic sea ice. Rather than report on […]

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Megan Clarke

CSIRO Has Lost Its Way, and Soon Its Funding

INNOVATION is critical to staying competitive. Government-funded science and technology have played an important role in the past, but key institutions like the CSIRO have increasingly lost their way. Indeed the CSIRO, probably more than any other organisation, deserve the big funding cut that I hope is coming their way in the May Budget. Australian […]

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