Written by climate change denialist Dr Peter Ridd, published in the newspaper for dinosours, The Australian….
wooooahhh!!! .... lets not get all ageist man ... ffs
Unfortunately Peter Ridd is seen as a nutter so most other scientists dismiss him. Its a reputation that he has earnt fairly and squarely.
Well it sounds like you've got your hands full. This is no time to be reading a footy forum!Also coral cover is just one measure. Species diversity is also important. The reef is showing signs of recovery since the bleaching events but what is coming back isn't as diverse.
He won the unfair dismissal court case btw. Someone or some organisation backrolled it and they took it to the High Court. IIRC he was sacked by JCU for talking outside his faculty or “area of expertise” after being told not to repeatedly. So an employment dispute, not unlike the Folau one. On the one hand he has freedom of speech. On the other hand, JCU has a huge marine biology / climate science faculty and his motor mouth was making them look like idiots.Unfortunately Peter Ridd is seen as a nutter so most other scientists dismiss him. Its a reputation that he has earnt fairly and squarely.
Shame, because he has done some good work over the years, but sometimes seems fixated on having a fight with other scientists rather than letting his work speak for itself.
He was famously dismissed from JCU a few years back and then took them to court.