Having brought mankind so far, has traditional science finally outlived its usefulness? Many seem to think so.
The history of civilisation is essentially the story of man's progressive access to more efficient, more abundant and more reliable energy sources - from ancestral human muscles to modern nuclear power.
The prospects for renewable energy have been oversold. We need to prepare for the possibility that renewables cannot supply all future energy needs.
Indicative of the uranium industry's worldwide malaise, mining giant Cameco recently announced the suspension of production at Rabbit Lake and reduced production at McArthur River/Key Lake in Canada.
The Flinders Ranges site was nominated by Grant Chapman but he has precious little connection to the land. Conversely, the land has been precious to Adnyamathanha Traditional Owners for millennia.
Five million people in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia still live in highly contaminated areas with a further 400 million living in regions with a continuing radioactive fingerprint.
'Why one hundred? If I were wrong, then one would be enough!’
In the ice age that occurred 450 my ago the CO2 level was 10 to 15 time higher than today: the one 350 my ago had CO2 like that of today.
The models fail to explain Earth's long history of changing climates and ignore the powerful role of interacting cycles in the solar system.
Another recommendation is for a study into whether the Ramsar listing of South Australia’s Lower Lakes should be estuarine rather than freshwater.
Australia's rejection of nuclear energy originates from fear, a lack of understanding, and a lack of vision. What was once a hazardous technology will soon be safer and more efficient than ever before.
El Nino events are not caused by carbon dioxide. They are natural events which manifest as changes in ocean and atmospheric circulation patterns across the Pacific Ocean.