We live in an era when it is politically incorrect to say the Great Barrier Reef is doing fine, except if it’s in a tourist brochure. The issue has nothing to do with the actual state of corals, but something else altogether. Given that the Great … [Read more...] about Why Deny the Beautiful Coral Reefs Fringing Stone Island?
APPARENTLY the Nature article I quote from in my new first film Beige Reef doesn't claim there is no longer any Acropora at Stone Island. According to Graham Readfearn, writing today in The Guardian, I got it wrong. In fact, he’s got it wrong. … [Read more...] about Experts Now Agree: Is Acropora Coral at Stone Island
FRENCH military general Napoleon Bonaparte is quoted as saying that, "A good sketch is better than a long speech.” Then there is the expression, ”A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, why have I spent so much of the last two decades … [Read more...] about My First Film: Beige Reef
Submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Identification of leading practices in ensuring evidence-based regulation of farm practices that impact water quality outcomes in the Great Barrier … [Read more...] about Senate Inquiry into Water Quality at the Great Barrier Reef: My Submission
AS the editor of the last book, and the next book, in the Institute of Public Affairs’ Climate Change: The Facts series I spend a lot of time pondering the nature of ‘facts’. A fact is something that has become known as true. A fact may be … [Read more...] about Towards a New Theory of Climate with a New Book
FUNDAMENTAL to the scientific method is the assumption that reality exists independently of our belief systems; that there is such a thing as evidence, and that it matters. There seems to be general agreement on this point from both the left and … [Read more...] about How to Evaluate the Evidence of Contrarians – Scientifically