Being able to sink below the waves at the edge of Australia’s continental shelf with the reef sharks and the colourful corals, is a rare privilege that I enjoyed just last week. It is possible because Jacques Cousteau invented the aqualung in 1942 … [Read more...] about Leaning on the Lookouts, at the Great Barrier Reef
The infernos of January 2020 will be remembered for destroying so much of southeastern Australia. I weep for the burns’ victims. So many people and so much wildlife in so much pain. In terms of area of land burnt, these last few weeks may be … [Read more...] about After the Tragic Wildfires: History is Rewritten or Forgotten
The word unprecedented is applied to almost every bad thing that happens at the moment, as though particular events could not have been predicted, and have never happened before at such a scale or intensity. This is creating so much anxiety, because … [Read more...] about It has been hotter, fires have burnt larger areas
CORALS are animals, closely related to jelly fish, but they differ in having a limestone skeleton. This is hard-stuff, calcium carbonate, and it can persist in the environment and provide an indication of changes in sea level, and also the growth … [Read more...] about No Data on Coral Growth Rates for 15 Years
Many Australians are fearful of catastrophic human-caused climate change because this is what the state-sponsored propaganda on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (the ABC) tells us. In Australia, we mostly live near the sea. All along our … [Read more...] about What Can You See, Indicating Sea Levels are Rising?
IN September 2017, the Bureau declared the hottest ever September on record for the state of Victoria based on temperature data from Mildura. I’ve since shown that this was helped along by the Bureau replacing a mercury thermometer with an … [Read more...] about New Record Temperatures Need Justification