My Aunty Bunty used to work in a factory in Dundee, in Scotland, with thousands of other women all adding colour to black and white photographs. She was allowed to be creative; the idea was to make people happy. So, for example, she could add … [Read more...] about Removing Colour, for a Sick Story
Before the advent of computer simulation modelling and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the past record of climate change was assembled from a variety of different types of evidence including chronicles, grain price records, … [Read more...] about Political and Natural Hazards, ARC Part 3
The Sun did come out for the first morning – Monday morning. The inaugural conference of the Alliance for Responsible Citizenship was in Greenwich just a few miles downriver from Westminster in London. I hadn’t managed to get any sleep Sunday … [Read more...] about In Denial about the Science – Part 2, ARC in London
There is a tendency, that must be resisted, for 21st century Western scientists to claim every discovery of mass death as a catastrophe and unprecedented – to imagine that the entire Earth is convulsing, when it is not. I am thinking of coral reef … [Read more...] about Reconciling with Nature – God and Qantas (Part 1, Arriving London)
I was back at John Brewer Reef last week and many of the corals are now dark brown. John Brewer reef has lost its pink, for the moment. There is a Coral Watch program that was developed at Heron Island by the University of Queensland. … [Read more...] about How Brown the Corals – That were Pink Last Year
I was back at John Brewer Reef yesterday looking for the same coral that was reported as badly bleached in March 2022. Do you think I could find it? Some journalists have a tendency to extrapolate from the specific to the general. For example, … [Read more...] about Finding that Same Coral!