Archive | June 16, 2009

Fielding the Hard Questions on Climate Change (Part 2)

IN the Australian Parliament, or more particularly the Australian Senate, the vote of one senator may be important for the passage of the government’s cap and trade legislation, also known as the emission trading scheme.    Senator Steve Fielding recently returned from ‘The Third International Climate Change Conference’ in Washington indicating that he was unconvinced carbon […]

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Defining the Sceptics (Part 2)

A true sceptic, following in the path of British biologist Thomas Huxley, is a truth seeker.*  A true sceptic will place their search for the truth above all else.   As such a true sceptic will usually be an outsider, because the masses like to agree and are rarely too concerned with the truth. Indeed if […]

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Wheat Crops and Sunspots

“IT is now more than 200 years since the great astronomer William Herschel observed a correlation between wheat prices and sunspots. When the latter were few in number, he noted, the climate turned colder and drier, crop yields fell and wheat prices rose. In the past two years, sunspot activity has dropped to its lowest […]

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