On 2 May 2018, Professor Peter Ridd was sacked by James Cook University for serious misconduct. It all started when he called-out his colleague Terry Hughes for falsely claiming healthy inshore coral reefs were dead from climate change and … [Read more...] about University Appeal Upheld, Peter Ridd Loses – We all Lose
Great Barrier Reef
To be truly curious we must confess our ignorance. The person who knows everything would have no reason to question, no need to experiment. If they went in search of evidence, it could only be to confirm what they already knew to be true. Knowledge … [Read more...] about Peter Ridd versus Prestige, and Clown Fish Beyond that Mudflat
Exactly one year ago yesterday, I was getting off a train in Proserpine, looking to pickup a hire car to drive to Bowen. I wanted to know if the coral there was all dead, or not. Bowen is a coastal town in North Queensland, not far from Abbott Point … [Read more...] about Coral Catastrophes Imagined
Being able to sink below the waves at the edge of Australia’s continental shelf with the reef sharks and the colourful corals, is a rare privilege that I enjoyed just last week. It is possible because Jacques Cousteau invented the aqualung in 1942 … [Read more...] about Leaning on the Lookouts, at the Great Barrier Reef
We live in an era when it is politically incorrect to say the Great Barrier Reef is doing fine, except if it’s in a tourist brochure. The issue has nothing to do with the actual state of corals, but something else altogether. Given that the Great … [Read more...] about Why Deny the Beautiful Coral Reefs Fringing Stone Island?
FRENCH military general Napoleon Bonaparte is quoted as saying that, "A good sketch is better than a long speech.” Then there is the expression, ”A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, why have I spent so much of the last two decades … [Read more...] about My First Film: Beige Reef