Dr Peter Ridd talks with the Director of Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs, Gideon Rozner about his fight for freedom of speech on climate change.
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.
Gideon Rozner with Peter Ridd
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