I was reading a book recently, Disciple of the Dog, and one sentence jumped out at me: “… you remember only what confirms your assumptions.” I did a couple of searches and came across a fascinating article in Wikipedia entitled “Confirmation bias”. It explains much of what is behind the quote. … Continue reading →
Linda has some friends visiting Sydney next month from the US and wants to show them something of the Sydney she has come to love. Not the tourist areas of Sydney, but the beautiful park-lands around the harbour that are there for all to enjoy, thanks to the foresight and … Continue reading →
Our Climate Commission has just released a report entitled The Critical Decade. These are the key messages from the report: There is no doubt that the climate is changing. The evidence is overwhelming and clear. We are already seeing the social, economic and environmental impacts of a changing climate. It … Continue reading →
”All the measurable impacts are tracking right at the top of the range of possibilities … or in some cases above them … there is no major area, unfortunately, where sceptical views of the science can draw any strength from the peer-reviewed science, the real science, that has been done … Continue reading →
While the north of Australia is recovering from massive flooding, fierce firestorms have killed more that 173 people, destroyed nearly 800 homes and burnt out 350,000 hectares in the southern state of Victoria.