People aren’t to blame for climate change, says Professor Ian Plimer April 24, 2009Posted by honestclimate in Discussions.
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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.