Since last Sunday's feature story 'Australia's Salinity Crisis, What Crisis?', I've pondered whether Wendy Craik's claim on the program that decisions in the past were based on the best available information really hold's up to scrutiny. If funding … [Read more...] about More on Salt: Badly Wrong Public Science
Archives for May 2006
Since last Sunday's feature story 'Australia's Salinity Crisis, What Crisis?', I've received comment that it is difficult to understand the different models and theories explaining dryland salinity. The dominant theory has been the rising ground … [Read more...] about More on Salt: What is the ‘Rising Ground Water’ Theory?
Does the end ever justify the means? Some activists concerned about global warming, and who want the rest of the world to be as concerned as they are, recognise people care about polar bears and want to exploit them as a 'victim' of climate change. … [Read more...] about Polar Bear Politics: Misrepresenting the Nature of One Smart Bear
A new NGO called Species Management Specialists (SMS) has criticised Australia’s stance at the International Whaling Commission and called for a resumption of negotiations to complete a commercial whaling management regime. Following is their media … [Read more...] about Australia Scuttles Opportunity for Whale Management Plan: Dr Graham Hall
Rob Gourlay from Environmental Consultants ERIC, is calling for an independent investigation by the Australian Government to get to the bottom of the claims in today's Channel Nine Sunday Program: "The Channel Nine Sunday Program on Salt Solutions … [Read more...] about Investigate the Scientific Fraud: Rob Gourlay on Salinity Research & Funding in Australia
It was not long after I started with the Institute of Public Affairs in July 2003, that Prof Bob Carter at James Cook University suggested I contact Brian Tunstall. Bob knew I was struggling with dryland salinity issues, that I was feeling outraged … [Read more...] about Brian Tunstall Talks Dryland Salinity