Peter Ridd

Science Betrayal
11 April 2023

Science Betrayal

The author’s intention in this article is to summarise the research that he has done on the corals in the Great Barrier Reef and contextualises and disseminates the findings of research 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
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One Misstep For Science, One Giant Leap In Distrust
8 March 2023

One Misstep For Science, One Giant Leap In Distrust

The author’s intention in this article is to summarise the research that he has done on the corals in the Great Barrier Reef and contextualises and disseminates the findings of research 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
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Chicken Little Propaganda Dressed Up As Science
26 November 2022

Chicken Little Propaganda Dressed Up As Science

This article first appeared in The Australian. In this article, Dr Peter Ridd contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the Great Barrier Reef, 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 in
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New Great Barrier Reef Video Series By Peter Ridd And True Arrow Events
29 September 2022

New Great Barrier Reef Video Series By Peter Ridd And True Arrow Events

This article first appeared on the author’s social media page. The author’s intention in this article is to summarise the research that he has done on the corals in the Great Barrier Reef and contextualises and disseminates the findings of research conducted as part of the IPA’s Project for Real Science Program. The Project for Real Science is an initiative of
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Time For JCU To Accept It Has A Problem With Research
11 August 2022

Time For JCU To Accept It Has A Problem With Research

The University of Delaware has conducted an investigation into Danielle Dixson, who worked on the effect of carbon dioxide on reef fish while at James Cook University. It found she was guilty of “research misconduct” on fish behaviour and coral reefs. The investigation appears to have only focused on Dixson’s work after she left JCU. However, whistleblower Tim Clark and
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Riddikulus Reef-dementors
11 August 2022

Riddikulus Reef-dementors

The death of the Great Barrier has been greatly exaggerated Harry Potter fans know what a Dementor is. To quote Remus Lupin it is a creature that: glories in decay and despair, they drain peace, hope, and happiness out of the air around them… get too near a Dementor and every good feeling, every happy memory will be sucked out
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The Reef Is Strong, So Stop The Scare Campaign
5 August 2022

The Reef Is Strong, So Stop The Scare Campaign

The latest data on coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef, produced by the Australian Institute of Marine Science, should be a cause for celebration. Church bells should be ringing and children given a day off school. AIMS says two of the three main regions of the reef are at record-breaking high levels. The other region is at record-equalling levels
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John Brewer Reef – Back To Beige
11 July 2022

John Brewer Reef – Back To Beige

Just as a team from the United Nations were flying into Australia at the behest of James Cook University Professor Terry Hughes – seeking to have the Great Barrier Reef’s world heritage status downgraded – Adjunct Associate Professor Adam Smith was posing for photographs at John Brewer Reef for The Guardian newspaper. At that time, back on 20 March (2022), the mild bleaching
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Rebels to the Coral Reef Cause (Part 5)
8 July 2022

Rebels to the Coral Reef Cause (Part 5)

The top feature image shows two of the participants in the IPA’s Reef Rebel program in the water.  All the photographs in this blog post were taken at Stanley Reef on 7th July 2022 by Jennifer Marohasy, or on the way to Stanley Reef. One of the participants on the IPA Reef Rebels’ tour said to me earlier this week,
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Rebels to the Coral Reef Cause (Part 4)
7 July 2022

Rebels to the Coral Reef Cause (Part 4)

It was so cold and rainy in Cairns on Tuesday, but it didn’t stop us getting on a cruise boat and going out to Moore Reef, which is part of the Great Barrier Reef. We went on the Sunlover day cruise with about 310 other paying customers. It was blowing a gale and the rain was relentless, but it didn’t stop us
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