Australia is a land of “drought and flooding rains”. Last week parts of north-eastern Australia received a “year's rain within a week” and many inland areas are now sea. There is a photo gallery at the CourierMail website entitled "Queensland … [Read more...] about The Drought Breaks in Australia
Based on the 130 years of data, Baker predicts that the current solar cycle, which reached a minimum in 2007, will continue a bit longer. In fact, he says, "there could be a 100-year minimum in solar activity," meaning much of Australia could … [Read more...] about More Drought for Southern Australia?
DR Dennis Jensen BAppSc (RMIT), MSc (Melb), PhD (Monash) is the only member of the Australian Parliament with any training in science a PhD in a science discipline.
[As correctly pointed out in the comments following this posting, my brother Jim … [Read more...] about Australian Parliamentarian, and Sceptic,
Banned Prevented from Tabling Climate Data
IN an opinion piece entitled ‘Our hot, dry future’ published by Melbourne’s The Age newspaper on October 6, 2008, Dr David Jones, head of climate analysis at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, suggested global warming was responsible for the … [Read more...] about How Melbourne’s Climate Has Changed: A reply to Dr David Jones (Part 3)
Australia could experience drought twice as often and the events will be twice as severe within 20 to 30 years, according to a new Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO report. Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Tony Burke yesterday … [Read more...] about Virtual Science for Australian Drought Policy Review
Water has always been a volatile topic in Australia, the world's driest inhabited continent, but the political row that broke out last week was perhaps surprising. Protesters are complaining that a planned desalination facility outside Melbourne, … [Read more...] about Climate Change, Growing Populations and Political Concerns are Prompting a Fresh Look at Desalination