7 News report alleges that sea level data showing smaller than projected sea level rises were suppressed in order to avoid conflicting with Federal government climate change policies.
See also Nils-Axel Morner, Steve Goddard.
Miranda Devine writes:
Amid exaggerated predictions that sea levels would rise by 75m, (coastal engineer Doug) Lord made the career-ending mistake of actually measuring the sea level and trying to publish the results.
This caused him to be "let go" from his government job and have peer-reviewed scientific papers pulled at the last minute from a conference in Shanghai last year, from a conference in Perth in September and from a journal where they were to be published this year.
Not only that, but he was banned by his bosses at the NSW environment department from representing Engineers Australia, whose national coastal committee he chaired, at a 2009 parliamentary inquiry into managing climate change. The irony is that he is not even a sceptic.
"I'm not a climate change sceptic. I believe in the climate change science but I see the need for the real data to be out there," he said.