John Abbot and John Nicol outside the Federal Court in Brisbane yesterday, following the preliminary hearing of Peter Vincent Ridd versus James Cook University.

Can Universities Lawfully Bully Academics into Silence?

Dr Peter Ridd has taken James Cook University to court protesting his sacking for what he says is, primarily, speaking-out about the lack of quality assurance in Great Barrier Reef science. Dr Ridd spoke out initially about there being no quality assurance of Great Barrier Reef science – science that is arguably misused to secure […]

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Jennifer Marohasy visiting the automatic weather station at Goulburn in late July 2017.

Guilty of Agreeing to Meet with Scott Pruitt

SCOTT Pruitt heads the US Environmental Protection Agency. Last year he was planning to visit Australia, and the proposed agenda did include a two-hour roundtable with me and colleagues from three Australian universities. Some of this is reported today in The Guardian. Along with the inference I’m a nutter – because I have accused the […]

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Figure 1.  These time series  lines are derived from data also published in Chapter 5, of the book 'Evidence-based Climate Science'.  They show that rural locations, cities and lighthouses have somewhat different temperature trends.  Even the most pronounced warming, evident from Hobart and Melbourne, is within what could be considered natural - though the trends show here are likely to be artificially exaggerated by the method of measuring temperature since 1996 (electronic probes) and the urban heat island (UHI) effect.

Wine and Climate Change in Australia – Journalist Michael Brissenden Just Makes Stuff-Up

MICHAEL Brissenden, considered one of Australia’s most experienced journalists, failed on so many counts with the Four Corners documentary ‘Weather Alert’. He suggested that wine grower’s Brown Brothers are relocating at least part of their business to Tasmania because it is too hot in Victoria, which is untrue. He also failed to explain to the […]

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Annual rainfall totals for the Murray Darling Basin.  There is no evidence of general decline in rainfall, and it is noteworthy the highest annual rainfall ever recorded was in the last decade - in 2010.

Complaint Lodged Against Four Corners’ Weather Alert

JO NOVA began a recent blog post” After years of telling skeptics that you don’t ask a plumber to do heart surgery, the ABC “Weather Alert! last Monday was 90% plumbers. The formerly iconic FourCorners “public affairs” show crafted a 43 minute advertisement for the Renewables Industry and Carbon Trading Bankers and the Green Blob. […]

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Sarah Ferguson introducing Michael Brissenden on Monday night's ABC Four Corner's program that ostensibly reported on climate change.  Four Corner's is a publicly funded news program, that claims to be investigative.  On Monday night it could be best described as climate porn, or climate propaganda with critical information withheld - perhaps through ignorance.

Sarah Ferguson and Michael Brissenden Withhold Important Information from the Australian Public Concerning Climate Change

Australian politicians, and the media they sponsor, have been throwing their hands in the air and screaming unprecedented climate change – particularly over the last two weeks. A focus has been on the record number of new record hot days. But in all of this, there is no mention that the method used to actually […]

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This is a screenshot, incredibly in Australia in 2018, it is fine to advocate on the internet the death of  those who hold a different perspective on climate change.  Indeed, I can't see anywhere the words 'comedy' or 'satire'.

‘Kill Climate Deniers’ – Now Showing at a Sydney Theatre

JUST two generations back, in the 1960s, mainstream Australian society shunned both unmarried pregnant women and also homosexuals. They were loathed, and it would have been considered reasonable for the local police to turn-a-blind eye should misfortune befall members of either group – should they be killed. In my opinion, human-beings are not naturally hateful, […]

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Fig. 1. When the frequency of specific temperatures/data points as measured from the mercury thermometer at Mildura after July 2012 are plotted, it is evident that the data is not normally distributed.  This makes statistical comparisons with measurements from the electronic probe problematic.

BoM Blast for Dubious Record Hot Day

IN September 2017, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) claimed a series of new record hot days across south eastern Australia, including on 23 September at Mildura. At that time, the mainstream media reported this as a new record for the state of Victoria, specifically claiming it was the hottest September day ever recorded – […]

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Peter Ridd and Jennifer Marohasy speaking about the need for quality assurance in science last November in Sydney.

Peter Ridd Asks for your Help – Now

PROFESSOR Peter Ridd is a physicist at James Cook University who has dared to question scientific findings that purport to show the Great Barrier Reef is in trouble. Specifically, he has been formally censured by the University and told to remain quiet about the matter – or risk his job. The issue dates back to […]

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This plot of changes in the extent of sea ice suggests that the South Pole was gaining in ice from at least 1980 to 2015, contrary to the Pope's encyclical issued in 2015. The significant 'melt' in 2016 corresponded with the super El Nino and minimum declination of the moon.

Avoid Fake News: Listen to Alternative Perspectives

IT was all over the news this morning: Pope Francis condemning ‘fake news’, which he defined as: The spreading of disinformation… It has to do with false information based on non-existent or distorted data meant to deceive and manipulate the reader. In fact, the Pope is guilty of exactly what he preaches against, particularly with […]

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