Monthly Archives: December 2013

Brave Guardian Reporter Suffers As Douglas Mawson Did

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By Paul Homewood   http://www.theguardian.com/world/antarctica-live/2013/dec/29/antarctica-expedition-ice-wait-rescue   “Like explorer Douglas Mawson 100 years ago, Alok Jha and the expedition he joined face a long wait to be rescued”   Pardon? Are…

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carbon scientists remain stranded …

The leader of the trapped ‘tourists’, stuck in Antarctic ice is having a large dose of reality served on him. Professor ChrisTurney was a inaugural director of Carbonscape, and is now a Professor of Climate Change. Turney and fellow passengers … Continue reading

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breaking the ice …

The first icebreaker, Xue Long, looks to have reversed out of the ice, without reaching the stricken tourists, expeditioners, leaving a ‘pink ribbon’ track: http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/8877899/vessel:XUE_LONG Click on “Show on live map” to view the vessel’s track. It would appear there … Continue reading

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daring to question …

[…] The question arises: can science function properly or at all in the absence of true religion and of its insistence upon morality? For science, in searching for the truth, is pursuing what is – or very much ought to … Continue reading

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governing surge …

In the first period of the previous Labor/Green government of ‘ termites’, we had deadly pink batts, unnecessary school halls and windmills. A surplus of billions was left for an emergency. We did not get our money’s worth by a long … Continue reading

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stuck on stupid …

The Chinese icebreaker is unable to break through! I say, leave them, they want to study the link between Antarctica, stupidity, and climate change, so let them work things out for themselves. Chinese icebreaker stalled en route to stranded ship … Continue reading

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de-icing needed … distress signal

Another delay for Aurora Australis, caused by a mayday from an Antarctic Cruise Liner. Two other vessels with better ice capabilities will get there first, though, Warwick Hughes has the full story here: The Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) is delayed … Continue reading

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Roebuck Bay’s avian smorgasbord …

Geoff Vivian reports on research in Broome on the tens of thousands of annual migrants that come to feed on the rich life in the Bay’s thick mud. More research needed into Roebuck Bay menu options SCIENTISTS at the Royal … Continue reading

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a cyclone begins to form …

We are having a warmer year this last twelve months than last year. In the tropics, warmer years are better years. We have a higher chance of winter rain than usual, this year we have had records, all useful when … Continue reading

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sponges make beach sand …

Twelve months of SNWA columns, 12 months of climate change scare-ing. Weasel words are prominent. May, can, if, models, future scenarios, often. The past year in science: top 10 articles AN ACTION packed year for science in Western Australia, we … Continue reading

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