Another guest spot on Science on Top


Just a brief post to mention my latest guest spot on the Science on Top podcast (http://scienceontop.com). This time around we discussed some bad media reporting (or headlining at least), of a recent study into factors impacting upon stillbirth such as which side the mother sleeps on during the last night of pregnancy, plus more … Continue reading Another guest spot on Science on Top

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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

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