Monthly archives: June, 2020

Beyond Google: my afternoon trawling Trove for the first mentions of climate change

Whole Earth Seems to be Warming Up, Courier-Mail, Friday 6 June 1947. The Arctic is Melting Says Scientist, the Argus, Saturday 31 May 1947. World’s Climate Hotter, the World’s News, Saturday 16 March 1940. World Changing Climate – Scientists Puzzled, Courier-Mail, Friday 21 April 1939. Carbon Dioxide. Could Change the World, Townsville Daily Bulletin, Tuesday …

Foreign actors targeted Facebook users during Australian 2019 election, thinktank finds

The foreign affairs minister, Marise Payne, used a major foreign policy speech last week to warn about the dangers of disinformation – a challenge she said was highlighted during the Covid-19 pandemic, when false information had the potential to cost lives. Source: Foreign actors targeted Facebook users during Australian 2019 election, thinktank finds | Australia …

Donald Trump says he ordered slowdown in coronavirus testing in speech to rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma – ABC News

Describing testing as a “double-edged sword”, the US President says he told authorities to slow down because it was adding to the number of COVID-19 infections being recorded. Source: Donald Trump says he ordered slowdown in coronavirus testing in speech to rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma – ABC News How stupidity is killing people.