Climate theory ‘like Y2K scam’ says Professor Ian Plimer November 8, 2008Posted by honestclimate in Global Cooling.
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Climate theory ‘like Y2K scam’ – The Canberra Times
From the Tom Nelson Blog, November 7, 2008
Dubbed the ”inconvenient professor” by mining industry chiefs, Professor Plimer said large amounts of scientific evidence already questioned the existence of human-generated climate change.
He said scientific research in Australia was more likely to go ahead if it shadowed Government policy.
”Scientists play politics the same as everyone else,” he said in his speech, titled ”Human-induced Climate Change a Load of Hot Air”.
”I think we’ve got people playing games in politics,” he said.
”If you want the research funding and if you want the money, then … follow the money, follow the pocket of paradise, but it could actually send us broke.”
Reported ”doomsday” scenarios attributed to human-induced climate change were overstated or wrong, he said. Reports that Tuvalu would be inundated as sea levels rose had been debunked by scientists who had known since 1830 that the island nation was sinking, he said.
”The problem with Tuvalu is that it sits on a crack of the Pacific Ocean where the ocean floor is sinking: no wonder it is inundated.”.