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Tag archives: climate science

Dear Malcolm Roberts, this is how science works

Crikey November 3, 2017 24 Comments

Like democracy, science, and the scientific process, are flawed, but they are still preferable to the crackpottery of Malcolm Roberts, write Tom Osegowitsch and Angela McCabe.

‘Clean coal’ is a lie straight out of the Orwellian playbook

Crikey September 18, 2017 11 Comments

Despite the dire warning of climate scientists, underpinned by the current spate of extreme weather events around the world, the government appears to be bent on promoting coal-fired power generation, writes Earth and Paleo-climate scientist Andrew Glikson.

News Corp’s leading tinfoiler hot for alleged BOM climate conspiracy

News Corp’s leading tinfoiler hot for alleged BOM climate conspiracy

Guy Rundle August 2, 2017 14 Comments

The usual storm in a tinfoil hat.

One Nation v science

Crikey Intern December 1, 2016 18 Comments

One Nation has been making quite a few claims about science and climate change. Luckily, scientists are very happy to set the record straight, writes Crikey intern Jordan Fermanis .

‘Head in the sand 101’: what the world media thinks of our commitment to the environment

Crikey Intern February 10, 2016 8 Comments

We have the best minister in the world as our environment minister! So surely we are an environmental world leader, right? Crikey intern April Dudgeon finds out that is not so much the case.

CSIRO abandoning climate science nothing short of tragic

Crikey February 5, 2016 17 Comments

The proposed shift in focus of climate scientists at the CSIRO is nothing short of tragic, writes CEO of The Climate Institute, John Connor.

Don’t despair! Even climate sceptics want action on climate change

Don’t despair! Even climate sceptics want action on climate change

Josh Taylor November 5, 2015 13 Comments

Inconsistent and contradictory? Or just simply confused? Australians deliver some bizarre responses to questions of climate action.

Cross your heart, hope for pride

Crikey April 3, 2014 57 Comments

Crikey readers talk the provenance of putting one's hand on one's heart and the problem with solar panels.

The science of efficiency: CSIRO cuts are worse than you think

The science of efficiency: CSIRO cuts are worse than you think

Crikey November 11, 2013 15 Comments

The CSIRO does important work, and the cost to Australia will be immeasurable if scientists lose their jobs. Science writer Stephen Luntz explains what it's like to be a scientist in tough times.

The Power Index: carbon cutters, Tim Flannery at #6

The Power Index: carbon cutters, Tim Flannery at #6

Crikey March 13, 2013 2 Comments

Plain-spoken and sometimes optimistic, Tim Flannery is trying to teach Australia about climate change -- and its solutions. For all his accolades, though, some scientists don't want him in their club, writes Crikey intern Michelle Slater.