FUNDAMENTAL to the scientific method is the assumption that reality exists independently of our belief systems; that there is such a thing as evidence, and that it matters. There seems to be general agreement on this point from both the left and … [Read more...] about How to Evaluate the Evidence of Contrarians – Scientifically
Great Barrier Reef
CORAL reefs in shallow waters adjacent to the Australian mainland are considered particularly susceptible to coral bleaching, and also smothering by sediment from turbid water. This was all lamented a week or so ago, including by Sussan Ley, the … [Read more...] about Found: 25 Hectares of Acropora at Stone Island
I'VE spent the last 10 days snorkelling, paddle boarding, and droning over the coral reefs of the northern and southern Whitsundays. I've been with a great crew including Clint Hempsall who has an underwater camera and he has taken so much footage … [Read more...] about 10 Days at the Magnificent Great Barrier Reef (Part 1, Whitsundays)
MY mother lived and worked on Heron Island at the Great Barrier Reef in 1955. That was the same year the young Bob Endean established the University of Queensland Heron Island Research Station. He went on to become a famous marine biologist, and … [Read more...] about Heron Island Corals: Still Constrained by Sea Level Fall
THE idea that the Great Barrier Reef is in need of saving from catastrophe is popular, especially among academics and politicians. In 2003, I published an article in the IPA Review entitled ‘Deceit in the Name of Conservation’ concerning the then … [Read more...] about More Government Regulation Won’t Save the Great Barrier Reef from Scientists — or Politicians. Oink.
I'VE been asked to speak this coming Sunday at the Maroochydore Surf Club (36 Alexander Parade, Sunshine Coast) about climate change at the Great Barrier Reef, and to provide both a local and global perspective. It is sometimes said that “all … [Read more...] about Sea Level Fall at the Great Barrier Reef