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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…

In The Conversation Michael Ashley writes about The Australian‘s War on Science, with emphasis on Michael Asten’s misrepresentations of the science: When I contacted The Australian’s opinion editor late last year to express dismay at their bias, I was given the example of Michael Asten, a part-time professorial fellow in the school of geosciences at…

The Australian takes another one of its shots against science with a piece by Michael Asten who claims: A recent peer-reviewed paper by Svetlana Jevrejeva from Britain’s National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool, provides a calculation of 0.6m-1.6m by 2100 using a range of climate models. However, these models also show predicted sea-level change rates of 4.2mm-5.4mm…

Last week week Senator Fielding met with the Minister for Climate Change, Penny Wong to discuss the link between global warming and greenhouse gas. While Fielding claimed to have an ‘open mind’, this was rather undercut by his bringing four denialists to the meeting: Bob Carter, David Evans Stewart Franks and Bill Kininmonth. Naturally, The…