The Ridd case – Next steps
Following the Federal Court’s decision in favour of James Cook University’s appeal, Peter has announced he will now take his fight to the High Court.
Peter is accepting donations on his GoFundMe page to fund the next step. His legal fees are considerable and he has already contributed $300,000 of his own retirement funds. He has only been able to come this far with the help of the thousands of ordinary Australians who have donated!
As always, we will keep you updated with further developments in Peter Ridd’s fight for freedom of speech on climate change.
You can read the IPA’s most recent media release on the case here.
The Heretic: Inside Peter Ridd’s fight for freedom of speech on climate change is an insiders’ account of Peter Ridd’s ongoing legal battle with James Cook University. It tells the story of why Peter spoke out on the bad science surrounding climate change and the Great Barrier Reef, the extraordinary lengths that James Cook University went to silence him, and how Peter fought back in court.
The Heretic podcast is now available. To listen click here.
Background on the court case
In May 2018, after an academic career of more than 30 years, Peter had his employment terminated as a professor of physics at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. Peter had spoken against the accepted orthodoxy that climate change was ‘killing’ the Great Barrier Reef.
There’s some absolute rubbish being spoken about the reef and people’s livelihoods are being put in jeopardy. If nobody will stand up, then this is just going to go on and on and on. It has to be stopped.
Peter’s court case has enormous implications for the international debate about climate change, and for the ongoing crisis surrounding freedom of speech.
Please click here for IPA’s key articles on Peter Ridd’s case, and relevant Great Barrier Reef science.
Click here for more IPA videos on Peter Ridd’s case.