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People aren’t to blame for climate change, says Professor Ian Plimer April 24, 2009

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People aren’t to blame for climate change, says to Professor Ian Plimer

The Australian, April 22, 2009

OUTSPOKEN academic geologist Ian Plimer says people are embracing his latest book on the science behind climate change because they are “disenfranchised” and increasingly frustrated with the “selective evidence” being presented about global warming.
The professor of mining geology at Adelaide University this morning launched Heaven and Earth: Global Warming the Missing Science.

Professor Plimer told The Australian he had spent more than three years looking at the science behind climate change, concluding that too much emphasis had been placed on the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in scientific modelling, and the world’s warming should not be blamed on increased human activity.

“The evidence that we hear in public is very selective, the evidence that I give is comprehensive,” the earth scientist said.

“When you look at the selective evidence, then there’s a chance that you might be frightened about the end of the world.”

“When you look at the comprehensive evidence it just says the planet changes all the time.”

Professor Plimer said climate change scientists and advocates such as former US Vice President Al Gore pushed a political line, rather than an “integrated view of the planet”.

“Al Gore is a Hollywood sensation and he’s trying to make money out of scaring people witless and he does it very well,” he said. “He’s pushing the politics of one side of climate.”

Speaking after the launch, Professor Plimer said others, such as 2007 Australian of the Year Tim Flannery, had only looked at a “small body of evidence”.

In his own book, Professor Plimer has looked at 80 factors affecting climate change. It has been on sale since Monday and has begun it’s third print run of 5000.

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1. Dan Pangburn - April 25, 2009

The Solar Grand Maximum that has been going on for about 70 years has ended. The 30 year or so PDO uptrend that combined with the Solar Grand Maximum to produce the end-of-century temperature run up has started its 30 year downtrend. The PDO downtrend combined with the quiet sun is going to result in planet cooling. The sun has not been this quiet this long since 1913. The Climate Science Community appears to be unaware of the science which shows, using paleo temperature data, that added atmospheric carbon dioxide has no significant influence on average global temperature.

2. Dan Pangburn - April 25, 2009

See part of the missing science at the pdf linked from http://climaterealists.com/index.php?tid=145&linkbox=true

3. anonymous - May 6, 2009

I have watched Al Gore’s film and I must say it has changed my way of thinking. I believe that you are just one of those people who aren’t yet willing to face the “inconvenient truth” in which he talks about. You and everyone else needs to wake up before its too late. Instead of arguing with people, pitch in and start helping the environment.

4. Dan Pangburn - May 8, 2009

Any action that is taken to reduce human produced carbon dioxide to reduce global warming or influence climate is a mistake that puts freedom and prosperity at risk. It would have no significant effect on the environment.

Since 2000, atmospheric carbon dioxide has increased 18.4% of the increase from 1800 to 2000. According to the average of the five reporting agencies, the trend of average global temperatures since 1998 shows no increase and since 2002 the trend shows a DECREASE of 0.8°C/century. This separation shows the lack of connection between atmospheric carbon dioxide increase and average global temperature.

As the atmospheric carbon dioxide level continues to increase and the average global temperature doesn’t it is becoming more and more apparent that many climate scientists have made an egregious mistake and a whole lot of people have been mislead.


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