Q & A smackdown: Brian Cox brings graphs to grapple with Malcolm Roberts
One Nation senator-elect asks repeatedly for ‘empirical data’ – and the celebrity physicist has plenty at handThe celebrity physicist Brian Cox came prepared to the ABC ’s Q&A on Monday night with graphs, ready to counter claims by his co-panellist, the climate denier and Australian senator-electMalcolm Roberts.Roberts, one of four senators elected from Pauline Hanson ’s One Nation party, took the first opportunity to espouse long-refuted climate-denialist claims, including that warming stopped more than 20 years ago, starting the so-called “hiatus” or “pause”.Conti...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 15, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Michael Slezak Tags: Q & A Brian Cox One Nation Climate change scepticism Environment Science Australian media Australia news Australian politics Greg Hunt Australian immigration and asylum Nauru CSIRO Source Type: news
Kiribati's Precious 'Gift to Humanity'
In September 2015, UN member states are set to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Pacific Island countries have played an active role in these negotiations, and have successfully led efforts to advocate and secure a stand-alone goal on oceans. In particular, and because of its importance for our region, I would like to reflect on SDG 14 to "conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development." I come from a region that is more than 98% ocean, where our countries are spread across approximately 40 million square kilometers of ocean and have jurisdiction over ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
UNICEF urges Australia, Cambodia to protect rights of child refugees in Nauru
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) raised concerns today regarding reported decisions by the Governments of Australia and Cambodia to start transferring refugees currently in an Australian-funded processing centre in Nauru to Cambodia for settlement. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - April 17, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Obesity in Pacific islands 'a colonial legacy' of settlers trying to civilize the locals
Scientists have known for some time that Pacific islanders are more prone to obesity than people in other nations. Now a new study has examined why islanders on Nauru and in the Cook Islands in the Pacific have the highest levels and fastest rates of obesity increase in the world. On both the islands, between 1980 and 2008 the increase in the average body mass index was four times higher than the global average. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 19, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news