Richard A (Tony) Eggleton
My research and my interests:
This book was written to explain climate change to anyone with an enquiring mind. Each aspect of the evidence is taken in turn, and comparison with the climates and changes of the past tells us that the current rate of climate change is unprecedented.Burning fossil fuels has increased the atmosphere’s content of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, and the book explains how that has caused global warming. Arguments to the contrary are considered and shown to be spurious, and the book concludes with ideas about what the future holds and what we might do to mitigate the impact of climate change.
My recent geological research has been mostly about bauxite, the ore of aluminium. I have explored in detail the huge bauxite deposits at Weipa in far north Queensland, and seen those of the Darling Ranges in Western Australia. I am presently investigating smaller bauxite deposits on the New South Wales Southern Highlands with my colleague Graham Taylor.
Another interest - butterfly photography. This one is the Chequered Copper (Lucia limbaria).