Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category


Welcome to the new site!

10 March 2013

The new website has been up and running for a fortnight now, but I think I’ve now ironed out some of the kinks.

By coincidence, in the interim I have published a number of posts on Australian climate change politics, many of them very important. Here is a list for anyone who missed them:


Precarious Climate has moved!

23 February 2013

Precarious Climate has moved to will no longer be updated.

See you at the new site!



Very Inspiring Blogger Award

12 January 2013


I am flattered to have been nominated by, a blog about politics and society, for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Thanks, thepoliblog!

Here are the rules for accepting the award:

  • Display the award logo
  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post
  • State 7 interesting things about yourself
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them
  • Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated

7 things about myself:

  1. I have been blogging for three years.
  2. The main focus of my blog is climate change politics.
  3. During 2010-2011 I was a regular writer for Skeptical Science, the first blog I nominate below.
  4. My favorite holiday destination is Kangaroo Island off the coast of South Australia.
  5. I have been interested in astronomy from a young age.
  6. I collect Melway (Melbourne) street directories.
  7. I hate sport, and the amount of media coverage it receives.

I nominate the following 15 blogs for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award (the first ten are on the same topic as my blog, climate change):

  1. – debunking climate change denialist arguments
  2. – comprehensive coverage of climate change issues
  3. – insightful commentary on climate change, environment, and US politics
  4. – making the case for emergency climate action
  5. – the statistics of climate change
  6. – commentary on climate change from a New Zealand perspective
  7. – watching climate deniers
  8. – debunking climate denialism, The Australian’s war on science, and other stuff
  9. – satirizing climate denial
  10. – reflections of an independent-minded environmentalist
  11. – insightful media criticism
  12. – debunking of bad astronomy by a not-really-bad astronomer
  13. – debunking pseudoscience in medicine
  14. – debunking of pseudoscience from the creator of the Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe podcast
  15. – about dwarf planets from the astronomer who “killed Pluto” (unfortunately has not updated for over a year)

I am not necessarily endorsing everything said on these blogs.