Face to face with a great white shark

Face to face with a great white shark

Today I found myself face to face with one of the greatest predators on earth: the great white shark. I was there by choice. All my life I have been fascinated by sharks, and I have dreamt for years of joining in a great white shark dive. So I found myself in Port...

Australia Day. A Time to Laugh and a Time to Cry

I find myself conflicted this Australia Day. Do I laugh or cry? On the one hand I am a proud Australian. I love this country. I love the fact that I can go to a footy match, sit beside supporters of my opponents, and feel perfectly safe. I love our self deprecating...

Why We Should Respectfully Ignore the Climate Sceptics

So the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has just released part 1 of its 5th Assessment Report. It concludes: Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia. The...

Watching the Reef Die

The Great Barrier Reef is dying. It’s hard to believe but we are witnessing the decline of one of the great natural wonders of the world. Yesterday, the Queensland Government released a report that shows the health of the reef is now “poor”. A panel...

Like Lemmings to the Sea…On Our Sheer Climate Stupidity

Somewhat unfairly, the small Arctic rodent, the lemming, has been thought prone to bouts of mass suicide. The same can now be said of humankind, although in our case the charge seems more accurate. Last month the World Bank released a report, Turn Down the Heat: Why a...

Creation Care. A Call to Action by the Lausanne Movement

The Lausanne movement is a movement of evangelical Christians focussed on global mission. At a consultation earlier this month the movement issued a call to action on the environment. The full text is reproduced below. What do you think? Introduction TheĀ Lausanne...

Why debating science won’t convince many climate sceptics

It seems that scientific literacy has little to do with attitudes to climate change. Given all the majorĀ  scientific academies, most esteemed science journals, and major scientific bodies affirm the high probability that human actions are changing the climate, one...

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