Scientific fraud against Monsanto’s Roundup has uncovered a Green agenda against successful farming practices, where the use of Roundup has enabled farmers to avoid the most toxic weedkillers once used extensively in cropping: Another Left-Wing Science Scandal
Roundup does not cause a higher incidence of cancer! Over at Powerline:
Glyphosate is the active ingredient in RoundUp, the most widely used herbicide in the world. Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide, meaning it will kill just about any plant. Since it would kill the crop as well as the weeds, for quite a few years it couldn’t be used over the top of an emerging crop. Instead, its use was restricted to lower-value burndown situations, where weeds in a field would »
[…] But the whole thing turned out to be a fraud. Reuters has investigated, aided by access to deposition testimony in one or more of the lawsuits against Monsanto, which evidently was not subject to a protective order. Briefly put, the author of the IARC’s carcinogenicity study, Aaron Blair, an epidemiologist from the U.S. National Cancer Institute, covered up his own research showing that exposure to glyphosate did not lead to a higher incidence of cancer in humans. The story, as reported by Reuters, is astonishing:
Previously unreported court documents reviewed by Reuters from an ongoing U.S. legal case against Monsanto show that Blair knew the unpublished research found no evidence of a link between glyphosate and cancer. In a sworn deposition given in March this year in connection with the case, Blair also said the data would have altered IARC’s analysis.
Bit wet still, boggy is a bigger problem than cancer.
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Close to Broome, is a low lying plain, often flooded during the wet season, where many birds, wallabies and other animals thrive. It was formerly a part of a cattle station, now soon to become a conservation park. Here are some of the inhabitants along with some flora that attracts them. Click to zoom.
Black-necked stork and friends
Dinosaur time in Broome, with several events include Dr Steve Salisbury’s discussion on his findings of 21 species, mostly new to science, of dinosaur tracks along the Broome coastline. Well worth a listen and look for visitors this tourist season.
Held over a 2 week period beginning yesterday, culminating on July 10th during the school holidays.
This is a unique opportunity on the Broome tourist calendar, to see a part of the most extensive trackway in the world of dinosaurs of many shapes and sizes.
The Great Sandy Desert is amazing in the months following summer and autumn, when the colours emerge of a startling change in the environment. July to September reveals a kaleidoscope of colours erupting from the greys and greens among red and brown sands and gravels between and atop the long lines of east-west dunes.
Some of the species growing there have been brought back to fill Broome parks and gardens. Click to zoom.
The Pilbara region in Western Australia is the heart of the mining region that provides the majority of Australia’s export income, mostly iron ore and gas, but also a myriad of other smaller metal producers including gold and manganese. That makes a great pictorial backdrop when visiting this region.
At the heart is the old, small town of Nullagine, pictured below the aptly named Conglomerate Hotel, along with surrounding ranges, gorges, valleys and gravel plains covered in Spinifex grass. Click to zoom.
Conglomerate Hotel, Nullagine
Iron kangaroo atop a Pilbara Range
Carrawine Gorge near Marble Bar
Some new rehabilitation work near Mt Goldsworthy
I am disappointed with the looming cold now upon us, even here in the warmer Tropical town of Broome. May was below average minimum temperature for the month, by 1C, but about 4C lower than last year’s May average. Thankfully, May’s maximum was just above average, but still well below last year.
It gets worse, after the first 5 days of June this year, every night has been below average, and a long way below last year’s June minimum average of 19.1C, by over 5C. My heater is coming out.
Not just restricted to Broome, I note Capital City Canberra below freezing every night. In fact, coldest start on record to winter says Warwick Hughes. It looks as though Dr David Evan’s prediction from last year is likely to be right.
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Moving to Adelaide and the rest of Eastern Australia, very cold conditions hit the first days of Winter. Only the South West remained above average.