Climate Change and Energy

Fighting For The Truth About The Reef

It is an injustice that turtles are blown up in the Gulf of Mexico because American oil companies choose a particular and inappropriate method for undertaking surveys before setting explosives….

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Reef Heresy: The Legal Saga

An excerpt of Morgan Begg’s epilogue to Peter Ridd, Reef Heresy? (Connor Court Publishing, 2020). On 22 July 2020, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia (the Full Court) allowed…

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Net Zero Emissions Means Net Zero Jobs

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has warned of humanitarian and economic destruction if the Morrison Government were to adopt a net zero emissions target. “The Coalition’s…

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Why We Need A Manufacturing Sector

Since the year 2000 something has gone wrong in Australia. As it happens, this was two years after the old Industry Commission was renamed the Productivity Commission – which is…

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Know Your Plates (Part 1)

Reef building hard corals in the order Scleractinia are animals that could be mistaken for plants. One of the most common such corals at the Great Barrier Reef is Acropora hyacinthus….

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The Warning From The West For Scott Morrison

The way Liberal parties in Australia constantly abandon their voters to embark on reckless climate agendas means that instead of cancelling Pepe le Pew, the cartoon skunk should be studied closely as a…

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Who Ate the Green Plate?

I wasn’t the one who took that bite out of that green plate coral. Can you see what looks like a bite mark? It is at about 4 o’clock on…

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Regions Smashed By Net-Zero Fallout

Australia’s political class must exchange their obsession with climate mandates for an obsession with Australian jobs by ditching the Paris Agreement and refusing to adopt a job-killing net zero emissions…

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The BOM Needs a ‘Please Explain’, Says Eminent Climatologist

This review of Climate Change: The Facts 2020 is from Dr John Maunder, President of the Commission for Climatology of the World Meteorological Organization from 1989 to 1997, and author…

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New Green Jobs A Myth: IPA Research

The renewable energy sector does not provide a realistic alternative to jobs in the agricultural, mining, and manufacturing sectors which would be put at risk by a net zero emissions…

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Morrison’s 2050 U-Turn Is A Job Killer

Less than two years ago, Scott Morrison won the so-called “climate change election”. His victory was due in no small part to the Coalition’s successful attacks on the ALP’s climate change…

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Coral Reef Study Program

I’m beginning a program of study that considers coral reef health from three different perspectives: coral colour, percentage cover, and also coral species biodiversity. I’m also interested in the oldest Porites…

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