PETER Ridd’s trial in the Brisbane Federal Circuit Court has just wrapped-up after three days. With Judge Salvadore Vasta presiding, Stuart Wood QC acting for Peter Ridd (the applicant) argued the case with great skill. However, on the most … [Read more...] about Day 3. Peter Ridd versus the University and State-sponsored Media Stuck in Denial
Archives for March 2019
What Would a Physicist Know About The Great Barrier Reef?
THE Australian Broadcasting Corporation – the most significant source of news and current affairs for Australia – is not reporting on Peter Ridd’s trial in the Federal Circuit Court in Brisbane. A key point made by Dr Ridd this morning is that … [Read more...] about What Would a Physicist Know About The Great Barrier Reef?
Fake Photographs at Heart of Peter Ridd’s Sacking
EARLY last year a professor of physics at James Cook University was sacked – after a successful career spanning some forty years. Peter Ridd had won many university awards, including the inaugural ‘Supervisor of the Year’, presumably nominated by one … [Read more...] about Fake Photographs at Heart of Peter Ridd’s Sacking
Two Truths at the Heart of Peter Ridd’s Sacking
FORMER James Cook University Professor Peter Ridd will be in the Brisbane Federal Court next week attempting to get his job back. The case may be fought on legal interpretations of his obligation as a university employee to be collegial and discrete … [Read more...] about Two Truths at the Heart of Peter Ridd’s Sacking
Hottest Summer in Australia was 1938/1939
THIS last summer has been hot in Australia. But was it the hottest ever? Summer 80 years ago was arguably as hot, if not hotter. Back then more ferocious bushfires burnt larger areas.Yet Australia’s Environment Minister, Melissa Price, recently … [Read more...] about Hottest Summer in Australia was 1938/1939
Jones at Rutherglen – More Cooling Generates Global Warming
COOLING the past relative to the present has the general effect of making the present appear hotter – it is a way of generating more global warming for the same weather.The Bureau of Meteorology has rewritten Australia’s temperature in this way … [Read more...] about Jones at Rutherglen – More Cooling Generates Global Warming