Queensland floods, La Niña and impacts of Global Warming


Like so many of my countrymen and women, throughout the last two days I have sat transfixed by the horrific scenes of the flood-induced tragedy occurring in Queensland, our second-largest state. Known as 'The Sunshine State', Queensland covers a huge area, three-quarters of which has been officially declared a 'Natural Disaster Area', an area almost double … Continue reading Queensland floods, La Niña and impacts of Global Warming

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The conservative right’s alliance with anti-science


I posted the original version of the following as a comment on my "A skeptic responds to a climate sceptic" post, but since most visitors don't read the comments, I've reposted it here with some minor embellishment. There is an interesting perspective of the Australian political climate-change denialism contrasted against various other western democracies in … Continue reading The conservative right’s alliance with anti-science

A skeptic responds to a climate sceptic


This-morning on Facebook I had an exchange with a gentleman named Rod, who posted this reply to my claim that our deadlocked Parliament had resulted from voter dissatisfaction with parties being more-or-less interchangeable on most issues, and for treating us with contempt over global warming. Reproduced with permission. Rod kindly gave me permission to repost … Continue reading A skeptic responds to a climate sceptic

Human activities are changing the climate – So say the Scientists


But what would they know right? The global-warming deniers would have us believe scientists really know better, but they're a part of some global conspiracy by Western Governments to tax us into oblivion - like that makes any sense! What Government would agree to introduce unpopular taxes which only future governments will benefit from? Most … Continue reading Human activities are changing the climate – So say the Scientists

Pathways to Sketicism


A common story one tends to hear from Skeptics when asked "How did you 'get into' skepticism?" is that they probably always were skeptics, but didn't know it. Typically they had some interest which caused them to research, or reach-out for others of similar mind, or in many cases, they were introduced to the community … Continue reading Pathways to Sketicism