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Wildfires and Climate Change

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Veteran bushfire scientist, David Packham OAM, has advised the residents of Australia’s East Gippsland region to read Jennifer Marohasy’s chapter on bushfires in Climate Change: The Facts 2020, in a letter to his local newspaper. Amongst many roles in a distinguished career he worked for many years in bushfire research with the CSIRO, and was […]

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BOM a branch office of IPCC

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Bob Murray, freelance historian and one of nature’s gentlemen, made a nice remark about CCTF2020 in the course of a longer piece, in the latest Quadrant.. Here is an extract “From an Australian viewpoint, the IPCC is like a multinational corporation, with the CSIRO and BOM, its main arms here, effectively a branch office. IPCC […]

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Global Climate Catastrophes

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Our friends at The Climate Study Group have just published the latest in their informative series of articles in the Weekend Australian just published (April 17-18). Much of the matter contained within will be familiar to readers of Climate Change The Facts 2020, but it is always useful to have it in such a distilled form. And […]

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Know Your Plates (Part 1)

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Reef building hard corals in the order Scleractinia are animals that could be mistaken for plants. One of the most common such corals at the Great Barrier Reef is Acropora hyacinthus.  At Myrmidon reef last December, we found ridges replete with these plates in various colours including brown and green.  It was in the back lagoon […]

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Who Ate the Green Plate?

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I wasn’t the one who took that bite out of that green plate coral. Can you see what looks like a bite mark? It is at about 4 o’clock on the large, green, plate coral, which is also one of the transect photographs taken last week, on 22nd February at Pixie Reef by Leonard Lim. […]

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Naming a First Old Porites, Craig

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Knowing the truth has always been a challenge requiring an amount of discipline. And it is getting that much harder in this age of disinformation. How can we distinguish reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda?  Science used to be so useful for this. But many government-funded reef research programs now amass data to prove a […]

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The Best Kind of Environment

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This article from the Spring 2020 edition of the IPA Review is written by IPA Adjunct Fellow, Matthew Lesh. Environmental catchcries of the early 21st century are apocalyptic: “Billions of people are going to die,” “life on Earth is dying,” and “Governments aren’t addressing it”. Religious undertones are abundant. It is good and evil. The end is nigh. Human […]