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Fear For Sale

Ever since I had learnt that I could drop the leading ‘e’ in the word ‘extreme’ and get away with it, I knew that I was one of society’s thrill seekers. It started in the workplace with ‘xtreme programming’ but it wasn’t long before I had taken my adrenalin addiction home with me and I … Continue reading

A Brief Primer on Causation
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A Brief Primer on Causation

So much of the debate surrounding climate change seems to hinge on questions of causation. In particular, the two principal causation questions of interest are: Is the anthropogenic emission of carbon dioxide the cause of global warming? Is the global warming the cause of the current incidence of extreme or environmentally damaging weather-related events? The … Continue reading

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The World Weather Attribution Report for the 2019 Australian Bushfires – First Impressions

  Following a brief reading of the World Weather Attribution report regarding the 2019 Australian bushfires, I felt the following extracts were worthy of comment: “The study reveals the complexity of the 2019/20 bushfire event, with some, but not all drivers showing an imprint of anthropogenic climate change.” That seems fair enough. But, of course, … Continue reading