Aug
12
to Aug 20

2019 Bob Carter Commemorative Lecture Tour

Dr Peter Ridd will lecture on the scientific reliability of the claims that human activity is irreparabl\y damaging the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). He will deliver his lecture in Bundaberg, Mackay, Ayr, Ingham, Innisfail, and Cairns. Lecture times and venues are below.

Tickets to each lecture must be booked online and in advance of the event. The links to do so are below.

Dr Ridd is a geophysicist with over 100 publications in international journals and over 30 years working on the GBR. His research interests include coastal oceanography, the effects of sediments on coral reefs, instrument development, geophysical sensing of the earth, and mangrove swamp hydrodynamics.

Until he was unlawfully fired by James Cook University (JCU), Dr Ridd worked there as an academic and also led its very successful consulting group called the Marine Geophysics Laboratory. The Laboratory works on the development of instruments including sediment deposition sensors, tilt current meters, and mine paste pipe monitors. Dr Ridd also works on applications to agriculture and weed control including automated weed-killing robotics.

Bundaberg: Monday, 12 August 2019, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Moncrieff Entertainment Centre
177 Bourbon Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670
BOOK TICKETS HERE

Mackay: Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Western Suburbs Rugby League Football Club
54 Branscombe Road
Walkerston QLD 4751
BOOK TICKETS HERE

Ayr: Thursday, 15 August, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ayr Showgrounds
9 Edwards Street
Ayr QLD 4807
BOOK TICKETS HERE

Ingham: Friday, 16 August 2019, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Noorla Bowls Club
McIlwraitgh Street
Ingham QLD 4850
BOOK TICKETS HERE

Innisfail: Monday, 19 August 2019, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Con Theatre Innisfail
5 River Avenue
Mighell QLD 4860
BOOK TICKETS HERE

Cairns: Tuesday 20 August 2019, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Cazalys Cairns
326-344 Mulgrave Road
Cairns QLD 4870
BOOK TICKETS VIA EMAIL TO: peterridd@yahoo.com.au

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Jul
3
5:30 PM17:30

Tony Abbott to Gave Carter Commemorative Lecture 3 July 2018

The Hon. Tony Abbott—the former PM and current MHR for Warringah in NSW—spoke on "Climate Change and Restraining Greenhouse Gas Emissions".  

This event was the second of the Bob Carter Commemorative Lectures, which AEF has established to commemorate the life and work of Professor Robert (Bob) Carter, a former AEF Director and its Scientific Adviser. The Bob Carter Memorial Fund is financing the Lecture series.

Mr Abbott's address concluded with a question and answer session with the audience.

Dr Peter Ridd moved the vote of thanks. Peter was a former colleague of Bob Carter at James Cook University and was recently sacked for criticising his colleagues' research on climate change—something for which Bob Carter had previously been sanctioned.  

An edited version of the address was published on Quadrant http://quadrant.org.au/opinion/doomed-planet/2018/07/neg-government-kidding-us/ 

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