Tag Archives: Richard Lindzen

How powerful men are skewing the climate debate

A position of authority guarantees neither knowledge nor wisdom. [22 April 2014 | Peter Boyer] Fiona Stanley is an eminent medical scientist, public health specialist and 2003 Australian of the Year. Western Australia is naming a new hospital after her. … Continue reading

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A lord blesses Tasmania with his presence

Christopher Monckton’s self-assurance allows him to ignore inconvenient facts. [5 March 2013 | Peter Boyer] All those centuries of selective breeding and dealing with lesser mortals have taught the British aristocracy a thing or two about stamping their authority on … Continue reading

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Replacing science with empty reassurances

After an election campaign almost devoid of climate debate, and with media dominated by anti-science rhetoric, Tasmanians might be forgiven for thinking the climate crisis has evaporated. How wrong that would be. [23 March 2010 | Peter Boyer] For those who … Continue reading

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