The Great Southern Whale Slaughter: The Price of the Green Obsession with CO2?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Guardian reports that Japan this year killed more than 300 whales, for “research” purposes. Australia and New Zealand are criticised for not attempting to prevent whaling in the Australian whale sanctuary. But the whale slaughter has hardly raised a flicker of attention in Australia. Aussie green groups are obsessed…

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But Is It True? – The Research of Aaron Wildavsky Twenty Years Later

Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball In his fascinating 1950 book “Unpopular Essays,” mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote that “Most of the greatest evils that man has inflicted upon man have come through people feeling quite certain about something which, in fact, is false.” He explained how the nature of people made such inflictions possible.…

Shock Discovery: Admitting Climate Uncertainty makes you More Credible

Guest essay by Eric Worrall An opinion piece published in Nature suggests that admitting there are unresolved uncertainties with climate science, improves your credibility with people who don’t already agree with you. The abstract; Sociology: Impacts on climate change views The risks posed by climate change have been a subject of public policy debate in…