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
BACK in 2016, when I asked Peter Ridd if he would write a chapter for the book I was editing I could not possibly have envisaged it could contribute to the end of his thirty-year career as a university professor. Considering that Peter enrolled at … [Read more...] about University Professor Sacked for Telling-the-Truth
JUST two generations back, in the 1960s, mainstream Australian society shunned both unmarried pregnant women and also homosexuals. They were loathed, and it would have been considered reasonable for the local police to turn-a-blind eye should … [Read more...] about ‘Kill Climate Deniers’ – Now Showing at a Sydney Theatre
I have been chatting off-and-on with Peter Ridd, now Professor of Physics at James Cook University, for nearly two decades. We both resent the lack of honesty in the reporting of many environmental issues. Earlier this week, Prof Ridd was … [Read more...] about Concerned About Prof Peter Ridd
When I was at University in Brisbane in the early 1980s, some of my friends used to going skiing during the winter holidays; the two or three weeks in June or July between semesters. I assumed I didn’t have enough money for skiing, and anyway I was … [Read more...] about Her Best Memories Were of Lying on the Sand in Dry Creek Beds, Watching the Stars
I will be in Goolwa, just to the north west of the Murray River’s sea mouth, on Tuesday 8th December to give evidence to the Senate Select Committee on the Murray Darling Basin Plan. This committee is chaired by David Leyonhjelm, the … [Read more...] about Will the Senate Select Committee Care About the Fish, or the Estuary?