THERE is science, and then there is activism in the name of science. How can we tell them apart: the activism versus the real science – and does it matter? Some would argue that activism is more important than science, to ensure the protection of … [Read more...] about Peter Ridd Versus the Clowns of Reef Science
Dr Peter Ridd has taken James Cook University to court protesting his sacking for what he says is, primarily, speaking-out about the lack of quality assurance in Great Barrier Reef science. Dr Ridd spoke out initially about there being no … [Read more...] about Can Universities Lawfully Bully Academics into Silence?
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
SCOTT Pruitt heads the US Environmental Protection Agency. Last year he was planning to visit Australia, and the proposed agenda did include a two-hour roundtable with me and colleagues from three Australian universities. Some of this is … [Read more...] about Guilty of Agreeing to Meet with Scott Pruitt
MICHAEL Brissenden, considered one of Australia’s most experienced journalists, failed on so many counts with the Four Corners documentary ‘Weather Alert’. He suggested that wine grower’s Brown Brothers are relocating at least part of their … [Read more...] about Wine and Climate Change in Australia – Journalist Michael Brissenden Just Makes Stuff-Up
JO NOVA began a recent blog post" After years of telling skeptics that you don't ask a plumber to do heart surgery, the ABC "Weather Alert! last Monday was 90% plumbers. The formerly iconic FourCorners "public affairs" show crafted a 43 … [Read more...] about Complaint Lodged Against Four Corners’ Weather Alert