Posed 3 September 2012

Issues relating to climate and its variability have been among the most vulnerable to assault on freedom of speech. This topic was addressed recently in Australia by Senator  George Brandis when he delivered the third Sir Harry Gibbs Memorial Oration to the 2012 Annual Conf...

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Posted 2 September 2012

Some of the oldest climate records, especially in the fields of drought and hydrology, exist in South Africa, where Professor W J R (Will) Alexander has been a leading practitioner for many years. His latest papers will have relevance well beyond the borders of the republi...

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Posted 1 September 2012

In the 300th edition of his NZ Climate Truch newsletter,  IPCC expert review Dr Vincent Gray, of Wellington, explains the origins of, and reasons for, his rebuttal of those who claim to be able to predict the future behaviour of Earth's climate decades into the future.

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Posted 21 August 2012

"Statistical analyses of hydrological time series are an essential component for the development and management of water resources in countries with dry climates. This becomes critical as the water requirements approach the maximum available resources. To complicate matters,...

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Posted 20 August 2012

"Over the past half century, none of our threatened eco-pocalypses have played out as predicted. Some came partly true; some were averted by action; some were wholly chimerical. This raises a question that many find discomforting: With a track record like this, why should pe...

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