Category Archives: science

The science of climate change, incorporating earth sciences, atmospheric science, oceanography, biology, ecology, meteorology

The battle to tame Prosser’s shifting sands

Bending nature to our will is not a straightforward matter. The little beach near Port Arthur where my family used to camp over summer was the perfect place for a boy to play out fantasies about coastal engineering. As with … Continue reading

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The calculated negligence of withholding climate data

The Turnbull government is concealing massive policy failure I’m seeing red this Christmas. It’s happened in years past, but now at the end of 2017 it’s deeper and darker than ever. I don’t mean the red in shop windows or … Continue reading

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Al Gore’s endless, ever-hopeful mission

While his government dismantles environmental laws and sacks climate scientists, Gore’s mission of a lifetime continues. Al Gore is the great optimist of the global movement for climate action. While warning about the dangers of global warming, the former US … Continue reading

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