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Monthly Archives: January 2012

“Is Man Changing the Climate?”

Current political contestation aside, there has emerged in the past decade or so a strong consensus among climate and other scientists that the earth’s climate is rapidly changing as a direct result of human activity.
As a leading research university, Adelaide has been part of global scientific efforts to understand the threat posed by climate change […]

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Who Was W.W. Hughes?

A friend recently sent a picture of this plaque from the front of Walter Watson Hughes’ family home in the town of Pittenween, a fishing village on the east coast of Scotland:

W. W. Hughes is rightly regarded as the figure that provided the financial impetus behind that flurry of activity that led to the formal […]

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