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?
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
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
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
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
THE hubris of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology is on full display with its most recent remodelling of the historic temperature record for Darwin. The Bureau has further dramatically increased the rate of global warming at Darwin by further … [Read more...] about Changes to Darwin’s Climate History are Not Logical