The Bleeding Heart (Homalanthus novoguineensis) is the preferred food plant of the caterpillar (above), which attains a length of 12 cm and produces Australia's largest moth: The Hercules (Coscinocera hercules).The female moth has a slightly paler … [Read more...] about Australia’s Largest Lepidopterans
Archives for January 2008
Different Measures of Global Temperature: A Note from James Cripwell
Physicist F. James Cripwell, a former scientist with the UK’s Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge and now a member of the notorious list of 400 skeptical scientists, is of the opinion that we need an independent study to compare and contrast the four … [Read more...] about Different Measures of Global Temperature: A Note from James Cripwell
Hedgehogs (Part 2)
Hi Jennifer,In the animal world we have heard about the most strange adoptions, for example a lion that adopted an antelope, a turtle that adopted a rhino baby and the list goes on. Here's a story about hedgehogs that adopted a cleaning brush as … [Read more...] about Hedgehogs (Part 2)
More Male Crocodiles in a Warmer World?
This dominant 4.5metre male Estuarine Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) resides a kilometre or so downstream from my own abode on Cooper Creek; a proximity that we never forget!It has long been known that crocodile gender is determined by temperature. … [Read more...] about More Male Crocodiles in a Warmer World?
Stern Report Reviewed
Dear Jennifer,Australia's Productivity Commission has finally reviewed the Stern Report [the report commissioned by the British government on the economics of climate change] and according to newspaper reports has attacked it for its advocacy and … [Read more...] about Stern Report Reviewed
More Global Gore-ing: Al’s Virtual World
Speaking in Davos, at the World Economic Forum, Al Gore is quoted saying, 'Climate change 'significantly worse' than feared.'Gore claims, "the climate crisis is significantly worse and unfolding more rapidly than those on the pessimistic side of … [Read more...] about More Global Gore-ing: Al’s Virtual World