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Matt Ridley, in The Globe and Mail, 31 Dec 1993. Global warming, too, has shot its bolt, now that the scientific consensus has settled down on about a degree of temperature increase over a century-that is, little more than has taken place in the past century. Actually, the scientific consensus at the time, as summarised…

Nick Ross writes: The Australian’s technology coverage (in print) is a mixed bag in that it has some of the very best technology writers in the country but their section’s reputation gets tainted by almost-incessant, poisonous beat-ups of the National Broadband Network coming from elsewhere on the masthead. These have done it few favours in…

Michael Asten continues The Australian‘s war on science. In his latest piece (Google “Science hijacked at school level”) Asten complains that secondary science education is not paying attention to the views of Ian Plimer on climate change. Perusal of the resources for secondary school physics students provided by the Australian Institute of Physics (Vic) Education…

Whenever we had bean salad, my Dad would always ask “What’s that?” When told what it was, he would say “Don’t tell me what it’s been, tell me what it is now!” That’s a Dad joke. The defining properties of a Dad joke are that it is not funny and that Dad keeps repeating it.…

The Australian has continued its war on science by printing an extract from Ian Plimer’s new book, How to Get Expelled from School. The extract is largely plagiarised from this press release on a recent paper in Science by Funder et al finding large fluctuations in Arctic sea ice over the last 10,000 years. Plimer…

The IPCC Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) found: Regarding the future, the assessment concludes that it is virtually certain that on a global scale hot days become even hotter and occur more often. “For the high emissions scenario, it is likely that the…

In an interview in The Australian (behind The Australian‘s paywall, search for “Gadfly Geoffrey Blainey”) historian Geoffrey Blainey gets his history wrong: In 1970 the overwhelming majority of scientists believed that there was not going to be global warming over the next 40 years. That’s not true, as Ian Musgrave explains.

In a piece ironically titled “Be prudent with climate claims” (behind The Australian‘s paywall, search for the title if you want to read it) George Pell declares that, unlike him, “many politicians have never investigated the primary evidence.” However, if you look at the sources he cites, you’ll find that by “primary evidence” he means…

Stop me if you’ve heard this before — The Australian has published a story with a picture of a bloke standing on a beach to prove that sea levels aren’t rising. Mitchell Nadin tells us: At 73, former CSIRO engineer Denis Whitnall has seen many things — but rising sea levels isn’t one of them.…

I have an article in The Conversation on the misrepresentation of the science on sea level in news stories in The Australian: In August The Australian had a story by Ean Higgins on Tim Flannery’s waterfront home. Higgins’ message was the fact that Flannery had a house near the water showed he was insincere in…