Sydney, April 30, 2011 (ABN Newswire) - Frontier thought from Professor Bob Carter; Australian scientists have an amazing capability for brilliant and authentic thought. And as the climate lemmings continue to rush for the cliff top, we present the softly spoken and well-reasoned thoughts of James Cook University's Professor Bob Carter. 'A cost effective way to deal with the undoubted hazards of climate change' is how he introduces his work from his cyclone-ravaged home base of James Cook University, Townsville. He cleverly squares up to the two major issues of insufficient data and the tattooing of climate 'deniers' and the way these influences are skewing the debate.

Professor Bob Carter is an adjunct Research Fellow at James Cook University (Queensland). He is a palaeontologist, stratigrapher, marine geologist and environmental scientist with more than 40 years professional experience, and holds degrees from the University of Otago (New Zealand) and the University of Cambridge (England). He has held tenured academic staff positions at the University of Otago (Dunedin) and James Cook University (Townsville), where he was Professor and Head of School of Earth Sciences between 1981 and 1999.

Bob has wide experience in management and research administration, including service as Chair of the Earth Sciences Discipline Panel of the Australian Research Council, Chair of the national Marine Science and Technologies Committee, Director of the Australian Office of the Ocean Drilling Program, and Co-Chief Scientist on ODP Leg 181 (Southwest Pacific Gateways). He is currently Chief Science Advisor to the International Climate Science Coalition and an Emeritus Fellow of the Institute of Public Affairs.

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