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
Great Barrier Reef
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
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
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