Archive | June, 2014

Open Thread

“While some have likened global warming skeptics’ scientific research to Big Tobacco-funded research that supposedly showed smoking was not dangerous, I would say that the media’s refusal to report on skeptics’s peer-reviewed research is like the tobacco company executive’s suppression of evidence. Some may claim that the media’s silence is a way of trying to […]

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Warming Never Completely Negated Earlier Cooling: Some Thoughts on NSW Temperature Trends

Last night I presented a paper for the Sydney Institute entitled ‘Modelling Australian and global temperatures: what’s wrong? Bourke and Amberley as case studies’. The paper written with Ken Stewart, Dennis Jensen and John Abbot concludes with some thoughts on the New South Wales annual mean maximum temperature record. In particular we suggest that the […]

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Ray Evans 1935-2014

Vale Ray Evans & How to Win an Argument

I first meet Ray Evans at a dinner at the Institute of Public Affairs. It must have been in about 2004, ten years ago, because I had just seen the movie ‘The Day After Tomorrow’. Staring Dennis Quaid as a paleoclimatologist professor, the movie was about the Gulf Stream shutting down resulting in catastrophic global […]

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Cooper Creek, Cape York.  Photograph by Jen. June 2012

Federal Court Rules Against Wild Rivers

Queensland’s Wild Rivers legislation was declared invalid in Cape York by an Australian Federal Court judge yesterday. The court decision focused on the previous Labor government’s declaration of the Archer, Lockhart and Stewart Rivers on April 3 2009 as an election promise to secure green preferences in inner city electorates. Two years earlier Neil Hewett […]

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Open Thread

So, I have revamped the blog. Hopefully nothing has been lost. I’ve still got some work to do, for example, sorting information into the new ‘Popular Topics’. The search button should still quickly find you what you want, as long as you can remember the author’s name or a key word or two.  Thanks for […]

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Leaving Mt Morris, Charleville: Cate Stuart

“There is a crisis in Australian farming and grazing fraternity. Bank foreclosures are increasing at a rapid rate. Land valuations, lending criteria, misrepresentation from business advisors, increasing cost of production, low commodity prices, over regulation, animal rights activists all these, and many more reasons are causing a tidal wave to crash down on the rural […]

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Solar Cycle Could Point to Mega-Drought

THROUGH the Millennium drought of 2001 to 2009, I was optimistic that it would rain again, that the drought would end and probably with flooding rains. The drought did break, and the aggregated average annual rainfall for the Murray Darling Basin as calculated by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) shows 2010 was the wettest year […]

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