All posts tagged CSIRO

Coral reef after a bleaching event. Source: © 2003. Reef Futures. Courtesy Ray Berkelmans, Australian Institute of Marine Science. Via

Ocean Chemistry Unbalanced

  Ocean acidification is a decrease in the pH of the oceans, caused by the uptake of CO2 from the atmosphere. It’s a problem; a real problem. One that marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration […]


Weekly Science Picks

Good morning. Or good afternoon, or evening, depending on your time zone. But it’s time for Weekly Science Picks, so let’s take a look at some of the stories making headlines in the world of science this week. CLIMATE. 2013 […]

The Great Barrier Reef, © Gary Bell/, via Australian Conservation Foundation website

World Oceans Day – 7 June 2013, Live Event

Good morning Australians and to the rest of the world! Today is World Oceans Day and to celebrate this important day, a special, world first, 12-hour event will broadcast live from the Great Barrier Reef! Richard Fitzpatrick, a marine biologist […]

Our little blue marble...

Australia’s National Science Agency – Focused on the Future

I find myself spending a lot of time thinking about the future of our society and planet – how we can solve problems of today and prevent those of tomorrow. Quite often I draw up battle plans on scrap paper […]


Weekly Science Picks

It’s that time again! Time for Weekly Science Picks! Let’s dive in. This is interesting. This could really make things interesting. You just need to read this article on climate change and emissions that appeared in The Australian. It opens up […]

So much science, so little time... - Photo credit, Leo Reynolds

Weekly Science Picks

Sigh, my photo caption sums it all up… But here are the news stories that caught my eye and I hope you find them interesting as well. Maybe reading them will inspire your own work or to dig deeper for […]

Prof. Ian Chubb at the Climate congress, Copenhagen 2009, March 10-12. Opening session.

“Smarter, more competitive, more productive”, the Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb on Australia’s Future in Science & Technology

There is no doubt in the mind of Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, the future will be shaped by science technology, engineering and mathematics.  Unfortunately, he finds that at present the standing of science, as an expert authority, is […]