"On the 15th February The Australian newspaper published a letter from Geoffrey Sherrington of North Balwyn, Victoria, alleging that CSIRO fraudulently selected weather recording sites that showed more warming, including sites predominantly from … [Read more...] about Apology Owed to CSIRO and BOM: Geoffrey Sherrington Letter Misleading
Archives for March 2006
Glen Inwood recently sent me some books about whaling from a Japanese perspective. They are so interesting with a lot of history. Given many readers of this blog have a particular interest in whaling, I plan to post some extracts from these books … [Read more...] about The Whale: A Fish in Japanese Eyes (Part 1)
Some months ago I received a note from a forester about dieback in native Australian forests, following is an edited version: "There is a very large and growing forest health issue particularly in the dryer forest types. Die back known by a variety … [Read more...] about Some Forests Need Fire: Dieback Spreading in Eucalpytus Forests
There is currently something of a dispute between Encyclopedia Britannica and science journal Nature on the accuracy of a study Nature conducted some time ago comparing information in the Encyclopedia with the information available on the internet at … [Read more...] about Nature Favors Wikipedia?
Friends and colleagues keep sending me links to critiques of Jared Diamond's book 'Collapse'. Following is a link to a short essay by Ronald Bailey that goes beyond Diamond's book and discusses what makes a successful society and also a longer piece … [Read more...] about Jared Diamond: Under the Spell of Malthus & Montana
It will be Easter soon and if you live in Australia you can buy a chocolate bilbie instead of a chocolate rabbit to celebrate the occasion. I understand that rabbits are traditionally associated with Easter because they represent fertility. Bilbies … [Read more...] about Busting Dams to Save Bilbies