Academic Freedom VS JCU: Reef Scientist Peter Ridd Vows to Fight On

Courageous Reef Scientist Peter Ridd needs your help. He plans to continue the battle against James Cook University, to protect the right of Australian professors to be uncollegial, their right to publicly criticise the work of other scientists. Ridd intends to appeal a court judgement which which suggests Academic Freedom as most people understand it is a “historical concept”.

Dr. Peter Ridd on the Free Speech Crisis At Universities

Marine Geophysicist, Dr Peter Ridd, has said his experience with James Cook University, and the slow take up by universities to the free speech model code proposed by former High Court chief justice Robert French, demonstrates there is a crisis of free speech at Australian universities in an interview with the Institute of Public Affairs’ Looking…

The @JCU ‘Bad Riddance’

by Gideon Rozner Republished with permission from:The Spectator Australia, 9 March 2019 When the Left talks derisively about ‘climate deniers’, they probably imagine someone very different from Dr Peter Ridd. Bearded, bespectacled and softly-spoken, Ridd is a sandal-wearing one-time Green voter and former president of his local chapter of the Wildlife Protection Society. He is…

Peter Ridd case has been set for 26-28 March with Judge Vasta but yet to have a courtroom assigned.

Information may be found here. For Background https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/12/02/update-on-peter-ridd-legal-action/ https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/11/05/no-judge-available-to-hear-peter-ridd-in-federal-court/ https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/06/19/an-update-from-peter-ridd-on-his-legal-case-against-jcu/ https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/06/11/give-it-up-james-cook-university-even-the-guardian-sympathises-with-climate-skeptic-peter-ridd/ https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/06/04/update-on-dr-peter-ridd-and-the-firestorm-engulfing-the-bureautwits-jcu/ https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/05/22/former-aussie-prime-minister-sacking-peter-ridd-was-an-attack-on-science/ https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/05/18/climate-skeptic-professor-peter-ridd-fired-for-his-views-by-james-cook-university-jcu/ https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/02/08/peter-ridd-hits-back-at-jcu-james-cook-university-hard/ HT/LdB

Update on Peter Ridd Legal Action

Update 10 Posted by Peter Ridd     Dear All, Just as we were finishing preparations for the court case next week, we found out today that there has been an organisational glitch at the court in Brisbane so our case has been postponed until February or March 2019. This is quite disappointing but there…

Wild claim from University of East Anglia

No mays, coulds, or mights here in this press release headline from UEA. They say “will“.  As usual, they assume nature so poorly equipped her creations that they can’t adapt. That’s some ballsy certainty. Climate change will cause widespread global-scale loss of common plants and animals More than half of common plants and one third…