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Warmists to get another clobbering June 10, 2009

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Warmists to get another clobbering

By Andrew Bolt, HeraldSun
June 10, 2009

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Scepticism is on the rise, and coming to a book shop near you. First we had the huge success of Professor Ian Plimer’s Heaven and Earth, and now comes Professor Garth Paltridge’s The Climate Caper:

So you think the theory of disastrous climate change has been proved! You believe that scientists are united in their efforts to force the nations of the world to reduce their carbon emissions! You imagine perhaps that scientists are far too professional to overstate their case!

Maybe we should all think again. In his book The Climate Caper, with a light touch and nicely readable manner, Professor Paltridge shows that the case for action against climate change is not nearly so certain as is presented to politicians and the public. He leads us through the massive uncertainties which are inherently part of the ‘climate modelling process’; he examines the even greater uncertainties associated with economic forecasts of climatic doom; and he discusses in detail the conscious and sub-conscious forces operating to ensure that scepticism within the scientific community is kept from the public eye.

It seems that governments are indeed becoming captive to a scientific and technological elite – an elite which is achieving its ends by manipulating fear of climate change into the world’s greatest example of a religion for the politically correct.

The book’s cover illustration is perfect, and the author is perfectly credentialled:

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Emeritus Professor Garth Paltridge is an atmospheric physicist and was a Chief Research Scientist with the CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research before taking up positions in Tasmania as Director of the Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies and CEO of the Antarctic Cooperative Research Centre. He retired in 2002 and continues to live in Hobart. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Tasmania and a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University.

That makes Paltridge rather better qualified to opine than climate catastrophists such as Tim Flannery, Al Gore, David Suzuki and just about any other author of a global warming scare-book you could think of. The book is out in July, but you can order yours now at the second link above.

UPDATE

Meanwhile New Zealand has its own sceptics’ manual – Air Con, by Ian Wishart. Also doing well, I believe.

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