Climate Change and Energy

Knowing All the Species of Coral at Pixie Reef

Everyone loves the Great Barrier Reef, particularly its corals. Everyone knows that a reef has different species of coral. But how many species should an average inshore reef have? How…

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Something Very Fishy

When leaders pursue the politics of catastrophe, the cure becomes worse than the disease, writes IPA Research Fellow Morgan Begg in this review of Niall Ferguson’s new book. It seemed…

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No Evidence for IPCC’s Certitude

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its latest report, unequivocally stating that human influence has warmed earth’s climate at a rate that is unprecedented in at least…

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Fussing Over One Degree of Simulation

I was at the Australian National University in October 2018, when the largest supercomputer in the Southern Hemisphere began running the simulations that have now been published as the IPCC’s…

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Carbon Stealth

It has been remarked that the problem with democracy is that the people actually get what they want. In 2013, Tony Abbott won a watershed election with the largest majority…

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Australia’s Greatness Will Endure

Not so long ago my colleague, Dr Bella d’Abrera, wrote: Australian universities are more focused on their business model than engaging in free intellectual inquiry. Since then, two things have…

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Climate For Conspiracies

A new diatribe demonstrates how demonising opponents creates a climate hostile to reasoned policy debate, writes IPA Communications Director Evan Mulholland. Marian Wilkinson is described on the inside of her…

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Not On The Level

Climate science is all at sea if the ‘experts’ won’t admit what they simply don’t know, argues journalist and Norfolk Island resident Susan Prior. If you want to gain some…

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Peter Ridd’s Fight Against Groupthink Is One For History Books

Peter Ridd’s stand for academic freedom in the High Court on Wednesday should be remembered as a uniquely heroic moment in this nation’s history. For more than five years Ridd…

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What Corals Can Tell Us About Climate Change

A new paper from Dr John Abbot, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs, reveals that records from living and fossilised corals show natural variations in temperature stretching back…

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Truth Comes Second To Telling People How To Think

On Wednesday, the High Court has the opportunity to defend academic freedom in Australian universities, but to do so it must explicitly reject a lower-court ruling that this vital principle…

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The Science Behind Peter Ridd’s Dismissal

A new paper from Dr Jennifer Marohasy has tackled four big myths that have taken hold in Great Barrier Reef research, and in so doing has highlighted the importance of…

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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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