Plain English Lost on the High Court of Australia

Coral reefs can be messy, and so can court cases. And so it is with the case of Peter Ridd, sacked by James Cook University because he exercised his intellectual…

Peter Ridd Case: Academic Freedom Just Died in Australia

Australia’s High Court has ruled that University administrators have the right to fire academics for breach of employment code of conduct, which has precedence over academic freedom.

Great Barrier Reef experiencing ‘record high’ levels of coral coverage

Sky News AustraliaFormer JCU Marine Physicist Peter Ridd says the Great Barrier Reef is now experiencing “record high coral cover”. “This is data that’s been accumulated over a little while…

Record Coral Cover Of Great Barrier Reef Shames Climate Alarmists, Media

When will these doom stories about the reef, which have been going for 50 years, cease? Will it be like the Ancient Greek legend of Prometheus, who was chained alive to…

What Corals Can Tell Us About Climate Change

“The public and politicians have been conditioned to associate ‘climate change’ with the destructive behaviour of generations of humans since the onset of the industrial revolution about 130 years ago.…

The Idea of Academic Freedom, Explained by Stone and Forrest*

Reposted from Jennifer Marohasy’s Blog June 25, 2021 By admin Does the principle of academic freedom protect Australian academics who engage in pointed public criticism of their academic colleagues, and university governance?…

The Injustice of Blowing-Up Turtles, for Convenience

Reposted from Jennifer Marohasy’s Blog June 8, 2021 By jennifer It is World Ocean Day, an opportunity to learn more about the Great Barrier Reef and also artificial reefs in the Gulf…

James Cook University Walks Back Extreme Global Warming Coral Extinction Claims

Peter Ridd is right – the Great Barrier Reef is not in immediate danger of dying. James Cook University, Peter Ridd’s adversary in his unfair dismissal court case, has just…

Big Victory in War of Academic Freedom

The Institute of Public Affairs has today welcomed the historic judgement of the High Court in the case of James Cook University (JCU) v Peter Ridd, which has given Dr…

New Scientist: Inside The Battle to Save the Great Barrier Reef from Climate Change

Apparently the Great Barrier Reef is so dead from climate change it needs teams of well funded scientists to run around planting coral. Except for the embarrassingly healthy bits Peter…

Reef Heresy? And the Importance of Asking Questions

I am so privileged to have written the introduction to Peter Ridd’s new book, ‘Reef Heresy?’. In it I explain that it is of great concern to both Peter, and…

Gardens of Old Porites, Without Sharks

It is often reported that the Great Barrier Reef is half dead, specifically that the corals are bleached, and the water quality is degraded with pesticides and plastics. If I…

Peter Ridd: It’s the science that’s rotten, not the Great Barrier Reef

Sixty years ago, when these cycles of death and destruction were first being discovered by scientists, it was legitimate to be concerned about whether they were unnatural. But there is…

Claim: The Great Barrier Reef is “Critical” because of Climate Change

Just how long do we have to wait until the Great Barrier Reef is dead? The Reef allegedly went critical in the great El-Nino of 1998. Ever since, reef scientists…

Measuring Old Corals & Coral Reefs (Part 1)

Most media reports, based on extensive aerial surveys by his one-time colleague Terry Hughes, conclude that the reef is variously 50% or 60% dead from coral bleaching as a direct…

Academic Freedom? The Peter Ridd Case is Part of a Much Larger Problem with Australian Universities

What academic freedom is left in Australia, if Professor Patrick Parkinson, Dean of Law at the University of Queensland had a paper rejected, because students and peer reviewers were concerned,…

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…

Peter Ridd versus Prestige, and Clown Fish Beyond that Mudflat

May 30, 2020 By jennifer 4 Comments ShareTweetShare To be truly curious we must confess our ignorance. The person who knows everything would have no reason to question, no need…

Inside Peter Ridd’s fight for freedom of speech on climate change.

A fantastic series from the Institute of public affairs. The Heretic is an insiders’ account of Peter Ridd’s ongoing legal battle with James Cook University. It tells the story of…

Scandalously Bad Science – No Data on Coral Growth Rates for 15 Years

Reposed by request from Jennifer Marohasy’s Blog January 2, 2020 By jennifer CORALS are animals, closely related to jelly fish, but they differ in having a limestone skeleton. This is…

Peter Ridd case Appealed by James Cook University.

Peter Ridd Action Fund is here. From the action fund page. JCU Appeals. We must fight again,  and will need about $1.5M AUD to take this as far as the…

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…

Bramston Reef Corals – The Other Side of the Mud Flat

Reposted from Jennifer Marohasy’s blog May 6, 2019 By jennifer THE First Finding handed down by Judge Salvador Vasta in the Peter Ridd court case concerned Bramston reef off Bowen…

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.…