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
Exquisite: that is my word for an important book published this year, entitled ‘A Stray Liana’. It is replete with the most beautiful photographs all by Neil Hewett, and all taken amongst the Daintree Rainforest where he has lived for perhaps … [Read more...] about Exquisite
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?