Same old Bolt, same old story.

Update: Andrew is at it again.  Either he doesn’t understand the science or he is wilfully distorting the information surrounding the impact of climate change on coral reefs. See also this posting and this one on huge impacts of exceptionally warm water in Western Australia on coral reefs. Update: this piece was first published back on Feb 10th, 2009 … Continue reading Same old Bolt, same old story.

ExxonMobil still funding climate change sceptics

Not that this should come as a huge surprise to anyone really (including the Heartland Institute, Jennifer Marohasy, the Institute for Public Affairs or anyone else branding themselves as a ‘liberal think-tank’ or ‘policy institute’) – Exxon is still funding climate change doublespeak. I was listening to an interview on local radio the other morning … Continue reading ExxonMobil still funding climate change sceptics

How common is dishonesty and misconduct in science?

In the media recently was a revealling story on ‘dubious’ practices in research, describing how the well-known science publisher Elsevier had published a series of  ‘fake’ journals that were dedicated entirely to publishing results from drug company research (such as the ‘Australasian Journal of Bone and Joint Medicine‘, dedicated to Merck). On similair lines, a … Continue reading How common is dishonesty and misconduct in science?

The final word on the Plimer debacle

Plimer has done an enormous disservice to science, and the dedicated scientists who are trying to understand climate and the influence of humans, by publishing this book. It is not “merely” atmospheric scientists that would have to be wrong for Plimer to be right. It would require a rewriting of biology, geology, physics, oceanography, astronomy and statistics. Plimer’s book deserves to languish on the shelves along with similar pseudo-science such as the writings of Immanuel Velikovsky and Erich von Daniken. Continue reading The final word on the Plimer debacle

Climate change – is the ‘missing science’ really missing?

The now infamous skeptic Professor Ian Plimer  launched his seventh book last week, titled “Heaven and Earth, Global Warming: The Missing Science“. Apparently Plimer, a Professor of Mining and Geology from the University of Adelaide is aiming to ‘refute every scientific argument that humans are responsible for global warming’. Remember that this is the same … Continue reading Climate change – is the ‘missing science’ really missing?

According to “The Science and Public Policy Insitute”, the future of reefs couldn’t look any better

From the organization that brought you: “35 Inconvenient Truths: The errors in Al Gore’s movie” “Proved -There is no climate crisis” “Greenhouse Warming? What Greenhouse Warming?” comes another ‘bona fide’ report ( “CO2, Global Warming and Coral Reefs: Prospects for the Future“)  aimed at debunking the widely respected view among the scientific community that increases … Continue reading According to “The Science and Public Policy Insitute”, the future of reefs couldn’t look any better