Jennifer Marohasy

Senior Fellow

Jennifer Marohasy is a Senior Fellow with responsibilities for Climate Change in the Research Program at the IPA.

Dr Marohasy has published in prestigious scientific and law journals over the last few years, these have included: Atmospheric Research, Advances in Atmospheric Research, Wetlands Ecology and Management, Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, Public Law Review and Environmental Law and Management. She has also written for various newspapers and magazines including The Australian, The Courier Mail, The Herald Sun, and for ten years was a fortnightly columnist for Fairfax Media’s rural flagship, The Land. Dr Marohasy remains a regular contributor to e-journal On Line Opinion.

Dr Marohasy first worked for the IPA between 2003 and 2009; writing a seminal paper that showed rising-salinity in the Murray River was contrived – a product of computer modelling. Actual salinity levels had been falling for over 20-years as a consequence of successful government-sponsored drainage management programs in irrigations areas.

Between 2009 and 2015 Dr Marohasy was involved with various university research programs. Her re-appointment at the IPA in August 2015 followed the termination of an adjunct position at Central Queensland University following the ousting of Bjorn Lomborg from the University of Western Australia. Her work at CQU was wholly funded by the B. Macfie Family Foundation, and this continues to be the source of funding for her employment at the IPA.

Dr Marohasy describes herself as a utilitarian libertarian: she much prefers appeals to reason, logic and evidence over authority and consensus.

Hyping Maximum Daily Temperatures (Part 3)
28 January 2023

Hyping Maximum Daily Temperatures (Part 3)

This article was originally published the author’s website. This article reflects the author’s ongoing research into the methods used by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to collect, collate, adjust and publish temperature and rainfall data. Research into this topic have been published in the IPA Climate Change The Facts Publications, with an updated working paper shortly to be published. If
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Hyping Maximum Daily Temperatures (Part 2)
24 January 2023

Hyping Maximum Daily Temperatures (Part 2)

This article was originally published to the author’s website. This article reflects the author’s ongoing research into the methods used by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to collect, collate, adjust and publish temperature and rainfall data. Research into this topic have been published in the IPA Climate Change The Facts Publications, with an updated working paper shortly to be published.
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Sea Level Update From Noosa National Park, Queensland Australia
22 January 2023

Sea Level Update From Noosa National Park, Queensland Australia

This article was originally published in Jennifer Marohasy’s website on or about 22 January 2023 and was written by the author in her capacity as a contributor for that publication. It has been republished on the IPA website with permission. The views expressed are those of the author alone. It is repeated, non-stop: glaciers and ice sheets are melting, and so the sea
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Hyping Daily Maximum Temperatures (Part 1)
19 January 2023

Hyping Daily Maximum Temperatures (Part 1)

This article was originally published the author’s website. This article reflects the author’s ongoing research into the methods used by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to collect, collate, adjust and publish temperature and rainfall data. Research into this topic have been published in the IPA Climate Change The Facts Publications, with an updated working paper shortly to be published. There
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Happy New Highest Tide For 2023 – Sunday 22nd January
10 January 2023

Happy New Highest Tide For 2023 – Sunday 22nd January

This article was originally published in Jennifer Marohasy’s website on or about 10 January 2023 and was written by the author in her capacity as a contributor for that publication. It has been republished on the IPA website with permission. The views expressed are those of the author alone. Shout out to Bruce Davidson! I am planning to be in Noosa on Sunday,
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Fear, Flooding, Forecasting & Australia’s 2022 Official Rainfall Statistics
8 January 2023

Fear, Flooding, Forecasting & Australia’s 2022 Official Rainfall Statistics

This article first appeared on Jennifer Marohasy’s Website. In this article, Dr Jennifer Marohasy contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the Bureau of Meteorology conducted as part of the IPA’s Project for Real Science Program. The Project for Real Science is an initiative of the Institute of Public Affairs to rebuild the integrity of scientific research
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BOM Buries Record Daily Rainfall During Lismore Floods
23 August 2022

BOM Buries Record Daily Rainfall During Lismore Floods

The NSW Premier handed down the 2022 Flood Inquiry report last week and at the same time many of the 1,498 written submissions were made public. The submissions make for harrowing reading, especially the first-hand accounts from the Lismore community. There are very personal stories explaining how there had been limited flash-flooding up to 27th February. On that Sunday some thought the
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Good News About Corals – As Legislation Introduced To Devastate Farming
9 August 2022

Good News About Corals – As Legislation Introduced To Devastate Farming

It is no coincidence that the latest Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) report claiming record high coral cover was released on the same day the net zero legislation passed the lower house of the Australian Parliament, on 4th August 2022. In March, AIMS was claiming more than 90% of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) to be severely bleached. That
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Latest Survey Of ‘Coral Cover’ Fundamentally Unscientific
5 August 2022

Latest Survey Of ‘Coral Cover’ Fundamentally Unscientific

According to the latest Australian Institute of Marine Science report, there is record coral cover at the Great Barrier Reef. Yet this is less than 30 percent at about half of the reefs surveyed. The relatively low percentage cover is because only the reef perimeter is surveyed by AIMS, which is the equivalent of reporting on the population of Sydney after
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The End Of An Era – Vale Patrick Michaels
20 July 2022

The End Of An Era – Vale Patrick Michaels

There was a time when it was possible to point out an error by way of a rebuttal published as a note in a scientific journal – even in the journal Nature, even when it went against the catastrophic anthropogenic global warming agenda. The late Patrick Michaels had a note published back in 1996 (vol. 384, pg. 522) explaining that there
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