THERE is concern that if global warming exceeds 2°C per 100 years, there will be catastrophe. There are various ways of anticipating this… I tend to favour the empirical. Indeed, running a ruler over a temperature series can be useful, if we want … [Read more...] about Lady Elliot, Temperature Trends
DECONSTRUCTION can be affirmation rather than questioning. Jaco Vlok and I have been deconstructing various temperature series from the Brisbane region with a view to developing an index that is an accurate, and affirming, representation of … [Read more...] about Understanding Brisbane’s Temperature History (Part 1)
THE idea that the Great Barrier Reef is in need of saving from catastrophe is popular, especially among academics and politicians. In 2003, I published an article in the IPA Review entitled ‘Deceit in the Name of Conservation’ concerning the then … [Read more...] about More Government Regulation Won’t Save the Great Barrier Reef from Scientists — or Politicians. Oink.
ALWAYS in search of an ultimate truth, I’m rarely one to admit that everything is relative. When it comes to shorelines and the age of 'wave cut platforms', however, there is no escaping it … the relativism. The sea and the climate are … [Read more...] about Recent Sea Level Fall – Since When?
I'VE been asked to speak this coming Sunday at the Maroochydore Surf Club (36 Alexander Parade, Sunshine Coast) about climate change at the Great Barrier Reef, and to provide both a local and global perspective. It is sometimes said that “all … [Read more...] about Sea Level Fall at the Great Barrier Reef
MY late father told me not to admit that I was an atheist ... when I was preparing to appear on the ABC television program ‘Q&A’ back in October 2010. It was likely that Tony Jones would ask me a question about Mary McKillop being made a saint, … [Read more...] about My Atheism Denies Hell, But Applauds Mary McKillop