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CORAL BLEACHING HERE!
But it continues to be a surprise that Cairns radio pedant Cueball MacKenzie is among a fading few that continues to wreak havoc across Far North Queensland with his claims that reports of large areas of reef bleaching and death don't exist.
In his quest to defend this indefensible position, MacKenzie has reached deep into the scientific shit bag and pulled out one of the biggest turds imaginable - Professor Peter Ridd, who's barely hanging on to his job at James Cook University-Townsville.
Ridd has been censured more than once for his misleading claims and outright lies by his employer, JCU. And the reasons for "Professor" Ridd's lies? The oldest reason known to man - it puts big money into his pockets. For you see Ridd is bankrolled by the Coal and Energy industries to write glowing environmental reports to justify expansion of coal loading ports and port dredging projects. Ridd is the Paul Pisasale of Queensland higher education!
Ridd in fact has NO expertise in marine biology - he's more like a silt expert. But once he got the word "Marine" attached to to his C.V., he's milked that baby for every dollar he can extract from the big-pocket energy companies. He disparages the concept of "peer review" - a scientist he ain't. It's been revealed as well that he and MacKenzie became mates in a teeny-tranny bar in Ho Chi Minh city.
Of course MacKenzie didn't have him in just to disparage settled science on Climate Change. No, Ridd is now being trotted out to provide his paid lies in support of the Trinity Inlet Dredging project.
Mackenzie on cue trotted out port supporters and topped it off with whinge from the fishos.
It's really all very pathetic.
Then speaking of cross-dressers, MacKenzie calls on the Member for Blogs Warren Entsch to get his ignorant opinion on the subject - and Entsch of course defends the status quo and then undercuts Professor Ridd and MacKenzie by AGREEING that the water has warmed, and that we can't stop it! Entsch then goes FULL TRUMP, claiming that the reef has INCREASED in size by over 16%!!! Then throws his weight into "coral farming" as our saviour!
The increase in hot air comes solely from Warren Entsch - who has done nothing about the crippling insurance rates, the crippling and unnecessary petrol pricing, or any of the other challenges facing Cairns. Entsch is mentally ill.
MacKenzie has also spent lots of time heaping accolades on his Cairns (un)Regional Council mates and Sleepy Bob Manning - all for their installation of a CCTV camera at a park just adjacent to his home in Cairns Street at 114. We support closer monitoring of this ratbag.