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Intent as the enemy of truth

Food & Environment | Jennifer Marohasy
Online Opinion 9th January, 2017

At the beginning of each new year, we are encouraged to make some new resolution, or other. The idea is usually to seek to improve on our current...

Homogenised temperatures, and planning for bushfires

Climate Change | Jennifer Marohasy
On Line Opinion 1st September, 2016

How hot was it at Rutherglen on Black Friday? Black Friday was that tragic day - 13 January 1939 - when a firestorm swept across Victoria...

Brian Cox confused on more than global temperatures

Climate Change | Jennifer Marohasy
On Line Opinion 18th August, 2016

Celebrity physicist Brian Cox misled the ABC TV Q&A audience on at least 3 points-of-fact on Monday night. This is typical of the direction...

Ideology adds heat to the debate on climate change

Climate Change | Jennifer Marohasy
The Australian 29th September, 2015

For the true believer, it is too awful to even consider that the Australian Bureau of Meteorology could be exaggerating global warming by adjusting...

Walking into a climate of conformity

Climate Change | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 1st May, 2015

In 1987, the American historian and philosopher Allan Bloom wrote a best-selling book, The Closing of the American Mind. It was about the...

Great Barrier Reef: a shore thing muddied by misconceptions

Climate Change | Bob Carter
The Australian 29th December, 2014

Visitors to north Queensland who come to see the reef and rainforest are often perplexed to gaze from their hotel balconies out on to a...

Abbott will soon look like a genius for refusing to drag Australia to yet another climate fiasco

Climate Change The Guardian 18th November, 2014

Even as he continues to win plaudits from visiting Chinese and Indian leaders, the high priests and priestesses of the fourth estate are in...

IBA climate report's 'safe environment' right is a war on democracy

Climate Change | Simon Breheny
The Australian 24th October, 2014

Climate change activists have lost the public debate and now seek to push their radical agenda outside of democratic processes. The International...

End of the carbon bubble

Deregulation Unit | Alan Moran
Australian Financial Review 17th July, 2014

In the UK political satire The Thick of It, Peter Mannion MP speaks for all politicians when he says "I got into this game because I wanted to make...

Anti-coal activism has unsound basis

Economics & Deregulation, Energy and Climate Change | Sinclair Davidson
Australian Financial Review 23rd June, 2014

The fossil fuel industry, in general, and the coal industry, in particular, has come under attack from environmental activists seeking to end...