"THE very idea that science best expresses its authority through consensus statements is at odds with a vibrant scientific enterprise. Consensus is for textbooks; real science depends for its progress on continual challenges to the current state of … [Read more...] about Let’s Agree to Disagree for the Sake of Science: Daniel Sarewitz
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"THE Greens will support the Gillard government's $300 million steel transformation plan in both houses of parliament, ensuring Labor's entire carbon tax plan will be passed into law. "The party's support will be conditional on an amendment … [Read more...] about Carbon Tax Almost Australian Law
WE may live in the information age, but how true are many of the scientific claims we read and hear? For ten years the World Wide Fund for Nature, WWF, has been campaigning to ‘Save the Great Barrier Reef’. [1,2,3] When the WWF campaign was first … [Read more...] about Great Barrier Reef ‘Research’ – A Litany of False Claims
NICK Heath is worried about the future of the Great Barrier Reef. He has a Bachelor of Commerce and after ten years in business and consulting, moved into political and policy advice for government. He’s now the national program leader for water at … [Read more...] about Which Pesticides Should be Banned?
A year or more ago a prominent climate sceptic suggested that he felt sorry for me whenever he heard me talking publicly about the Murray Darling. When I asked why, he suggested it was a lost cause… the Murray Darling. Furthermore, he hinted, it … [Read more...] about Good Advice from New York on the Murray Darling
WE are so connected to each other via the Internet, but so disconnected from reality when it comes to primary production including paper production. Indeed most Australians don't know the first thing about farming or forestry. So, we are so … [Read more...] about Go buy a box of Reflex brand paper