Peter Ridd

28 March 2019

What We Saw At Dr Peter Ridd’s Court Case

Dr Peter Ridd’s fight for freedom of speech on climate change has reached the Federal Circuit Court in Brisbane this week, and Gideon Rozner has been our man on the ground telling you exactly what has been happening. Click below for the day 2 recap: Today is day 3 and the recap will be uploaded tonight – you can click here
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What Would a Physicist Know About The Great Barrier Reef?
28 March 2019

What Would a Physicist Know About The Great Barrier Reef?

THE Australian Broadcasting Corporation – the most significant source of news and current affairs for Australia – is not reporting on Peter Ridd’s trial in the Federal Circuit Court in Brisbane. A key point made by Dr Ridd this morning is that there is absolutely no quality assurance of Great Barrier Reef research – research that they report on almost
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Fake Photographs At Heart of Peter Ridd’s Sacking
25 March 2019

Fake Photographs At Heart of Peter Ridd’s Sacking

EARLY last year a professor of physics at James Cook University was sacked – after a successful career spanning some forty years. Peter Ridd had won many university awards, including the inaugural ‘Supervisor of the Year’, presumably nominated by one or more of his thirty-something PhD students. He published over 100 scientific papers and earned the university millions of dollars
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Free Speech in Decline: IPA Free Speech On Campus Audit 2018
10 December 2018

Free Speech in Decline: IPA Free Speech On Campus Audit 2018

Free expression at Australian universities is slipping even further, according to the Institute of Public Affairs’ Free Speech on Campus Audit 2018. The audit analyses over 190 policies and actions at Australia’s 42 universities. The total Hostility Score across all institutions, which measures the number of policies and actions that limit free speech, has increased by 82 per cent between
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Peter Ridd and the Science of Reef Science
29 October 2018

Peter Ridd and the Science of Reef Science

THERE is science, and then there is activism in the name of science. How can we tell them apart: the activism versus the real science – and does it matter? Some would argue that activism is more important than science, to ensure the protection of the environment. After all, many would argue that economic interests often corrupted scientific findings, so
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Ocean Acidification: Not Yet a Catastrophe for the Great Barrier Reef
20 February 2018

Ocean Acidification: Not Yet a Catastrophe for the Great Barrier Reef

The following is an excerpt from chapter 2 in Climate Change: The Facts 2017, published by the IPA in 2017. A PDF of the full chapter is available here, and the book can be purchased here. There has been an exponential increase in research on the topic of ocean acidification, which broadly concerns chemical changes in the ocean in response
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The Extraordinary Resilience Of Great Barrier Reef Corals, And Problems With Policy Science
2 February 2018

The Extraordinary Resilience Of Great Barrier Reef Corals, And Problems With Policy Science

The following is an excerpt from Peter Ridd’s chapter in Climate Change: The Facts 2017, published by the IPA in 2017. :A PDF of the full chapter is available here, and the book can be purchased here. The Great Barrier Reef is often used to show the imminent crisis we are supposedly facing from climate change. It is photogenic, the
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