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David Karoly

David Karoly is a professor of climate science in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science at the School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne. He was Chair of the Premier of Victoria’s Climate Change Reference Group in 2008–09 and is a member of the Science Advisory Panel to the Climate Commission, established by the Australian government in 2011.


David Karoly reviews 'The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the front lines' by Michael E. Mann

July–August 2012, no. 343 10 July 2012
The struggle against prejudice and obscurantism David Karoly   THE HOCKEY STICK AND THE CLIMATE WARS: DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT LINES by Michael E. Mann Columbia University Press (Footprint Books), $42.95 hb, 395 pp, 9780231152549   In my recent commentary on The Garnaut Review 2011, I said ‘Climate change is often framed as a number of battles; between science and opinion, betwe ... (read more)

David Karoly reviews 'The Garnaut Review 2011: Australia in the Global Response to Climate Change' by Ross Garnaut

November 2011, no. 336 25 October 2011
Climate change is often framed as a number of battles: between science and opinion, sustainable development and economic growth, government control and individual freedom, or environmentalists and business leaders. All of these are simplifications of the complexity involved in our modern world’s developing adequate responses to human-caused climate change. ... (read more)