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Save Lady Elliot, Set AirCon to 25 Degrees

Dear Jennifer, I had a holiday on Lady Elliot Island in October 2013 and while there took the attached photos with the idea that I might send the one of the climate change sign to an Australian blog as an example of Federal Government alarmist propaganda. Lately the tide seems to be turning against the [...]

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King Tides at Cleveland Point, and Sea Level Change Over the Holocene

ANOTHER year, and I’ve received another photograph from the Spangled Drongo, a regular commentator at this weblog who visits a waterfront property at Cleveland Point, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia, around this time of year. Spangled is getting older, and back in the late 1940s and early 1950s he remembers the King Tides used to cover [...]

Water Levels in the Swan River Estuary: A Personal Observation

I READ with interest an article in The Fremantle Herald newspaper in which global warming was blamed for rising sea levels, which in turn were said to be submerging the mud flats in the Swan River estuary and thus destroying the habitat of migratory birds. Reading it, I could not but reflect on my own [...]

King Tide Not So High

Jen, Here is a photograph of the King Tide yesterday, 12th January 2013, at Cleveland Point, Moreton Bay. The King Tides here, where I used to live from 1946 until the early 1950s, used to cover the lawn on this land by about an inch (25mm) or so. Today’s King Tide was 2.68 m at [...]

Metres of Sea-Level Rise: Climate Commissioner

WILL Steffen is the executive director of the Australian National University Climate Change Institute and also a member of the Australian Climate Commission. This is the Climate Commission established to provide all Australians with an independent and reliable source of information about the science of climate change. This is the same Professor Steffan who, you [...]

Bad Moon Rising

TIDES are a consequence of the gravitational attraction of the earth to both the moon and the sun with the moon generally being more than twice as strong as the sun because it is so much closer to the earth. The moon rotates around the earth with the lunar day approximately 50 minutes longer than [...]

Believing the Oceans Will Keep Warming

ANTHROPOGENIC Global Warming (AGW) theory is currently the most fashionable climate theory and its proponents have risked much by predicting a continuation in what has been a 150-year general warming trend. There are already some indications this trend is stalling with no increase in average global atmospheric temperatures for 15 years [1]. For those who [...]

Supernovae Affecting Global Climate and Ocean Biodiversity and Productivity

REMEMBER Henrick Svensmark and Eigil Friis-Christensen and cosmic ray theory [1]: the idea from these Danish physicists and climate scientists that global climate may be mediated by changes in the flux of galactic cosmic rays because cosmic ray are conducive to cloud formation? Henrik Svensmark has just published a new paper: now available for download [...]

Beach Mounds Not Middens

WALKING on the beach this afternoon I took some photographs of beach mounds. I’m referring to piles of shells and pebbles regularly positioned between, and parallel to, the high and low tide marks. Are these beach mounds a consequence of the ebb tide dragging the sand away from the shells and pebbles or a consequence [...]