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Patrick Moore has Nothing New to Offer

HIS greatest claim to fame is that he co-founded Greenpeace. Not something I would be proud of. Of course, I’m referring to Patrick Moore. He is touring Australia at the moment and every other day I get a request from someone asking I promote the tour here, at this web blog. Steve Kates heard Moore […]

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 Karl Popper

Open Thread

“Whenever a theory appears to you as the only possible one, take this as a sign that you have neither understood the theory nor the problem which it was intended to solve.” Karl Popper, 1902-1994.

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Photograph by Lyndon Mechielson

Open Thread

Some things worth remembering … We are persuaded not by truth, but by fidelity to evidence and context. It is important to understand the difference between propaganda and information. Objectivity is a research method, not a philosophy.

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Jo Nova in conversation.  But not at the public's expense.

So much Conversation, so little evidence

I’VE never meet Jo Nova in person. But she can write a good headline, and she cares about the truth. Her blog has never received any government funding, but it includes a lot of interesting facts and evidence on science-related topics. Meanwhile ‘The Conversation’ is a government-funded blog for university researchers that got $6 million […]

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Jennifer Marohasy feeling left out.

The ABC of Rutherglen

IF global warming is the greatest moral issue of our time, then the truth really does matter. But this morning, I felt that I had been shut outside, or at least cut-off, without having a chance to tell the whole story. Bronwen O’Shea the host of an ABC radio program for the Goulburn Murray, a […]

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Top image shows the modern landscape.  Bottom image shows geography during the Little Ice Age with Rostocker Harbour open.  The area marked in yellow shows a chain of barrier islands, with the blue area below sea level and at that time covered in sea.

After the Inlet to Rostocker Harbour Closed Over

There is nothing sustainable about the current management of the Lower Murray and its crippled estuary. Lakes Albert and Alexandrina are vast shallow near-coastal lagoons that started to dry-up during the recent Millennium drought (2003-2009). Despite legislation to mandate the buyback of over 3,000 GL of water, when the next drought is properly upon us […]

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Joseph Bast addresses ICCC9

Three Facts Most Sceptics Don’t Seem to Understand

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC9) in Las Vegas. If you ever doubted scepticism towards man-made global warming as a growing social movement, well, you couldn’t after attending that conference with hundreds of enthusiastic doubters in attendance and some 6,000 watching online. […]

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