Mining engineers and business leaders among those joining Clintel group targeting UN
Michael BrownThin bench and weak arguments.
Hugh Morgan, Ian Plimer, Peter Ridd, Viv Forbes etcetera.
“CO2 is plant food”: Australians sign declaration denying #climate science.
@readfearn via @GuardianAus
Experts at the meeting say Australia is seen as ‘engaging in greenwashing’ and using accounting tricks to increase emissions
Michael BrownAn important aspect of @adamlmorton’s article is how Australian government denial is accounting tricks, greenwash and coal rather than directly confronting the basic science.
Of course the ultimate outcome is the same, just more politically palatable.
Tasmanian senator says Hitler would be ‘so proud’ after academic website announces it will not tolerate climate change denial
Michael BrownAbetz confusing #science with a comments shouting match and then invoking Hitler is totally wild.
“This ugly, unscientific, totalitarian, arrogant approach taken by the @ConversationEDU is the exact opposite to the principles of scientific endeavour.”
Why do astronomers believe there's dark matter when it cannot be directly detected? Lets look at the evidence, and see what dark matter's presence means for our universe.
Michael BrownWhy do astronomers believe in dark matter?
I discuss some of the evidence in my new @ConversationEDU article, and also how the dark matter paradigm makes predictions of what we can see across space and time.
The former Treasury secretary has warned politicians have undermined policy advice, wilfully ignoring experts and risking the economy and the environment.
Michael BrownDr Henry... said there were a string of "catastrophic" policy failings facing the country that could deprive a large proportion of people the opportunity to work.
He listed a string of policy failures including "truly terrible" broadband service....
When scientists falsify data, they try to cover it up by writing differently in their published works. A pair of Stanford researchers have devised a way of identifying these written clues.
Michael BrownI was just reminded of this. Consistent with bad papers I've read, be they fraudulent or merely awful.
"Fraudulent papers had about 60 more jargon-like words per paper compared to unretracted papers," Markowitz said. "This is a non-trivial amount."
ASTEROID 2019 OK last month hurtled past Earth at an “uncomfortably close” proximity, with scientists only realising its trajectory hours before it happened. So how did the rogue asteroid remain undetected?
Michael BrownI was asked by Tom Fish from @dailyexpressuk about my thoughts on asteroid 2019 OK's close approach to Earth.
It got a little too close for comfort, and we search for near-Earth asteroids, but climate change is a more serious threat this century.