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Meet the man who has exposed the great climate change con trick July 10, 2009

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Meet the man who has exposed the great climate change con trick

By James Delingpole
The Spectator, 8th July 2009

James Delingpole talks to Professor Ian Plimer, the Australian geologist, whose new book shows that ‘anthropogenic global warming’ is a dangerous, ruinously expensive fiction, a ‘first-world luxury’ with no basis in scientific fact. Shame on the publishers who rejected the book

Imagine how wonderful the world would be if man-made global warming were just a figment of Al Gore’s imagination. No more ugly wind farms to darken our sunlit uplands. No more whopping electricity bills, artificially inflated by EU-imposed carbon taxes. No longer any need to treat each warm, sunny day as though it were some terrible harbinger of ecological doom. And definitely no need for the $7.4 trillion cap and trade (carbon-trading) bill — the largest tax in American history — which President Obama and his cohorts are so assiduously trying to impose on the US economy.

Imagine no more, for your fairy godmother is here. His name is Ian Plimer, Professor of Mining Geology at Adelaide University, and he has recently published the landmark book Heaven And Earth, which is going to change forever the way we think about climate change.

‘The hypothesis that human activity can create global warming is extraordinary because it is contrary to validated knowledge from solar physics, astronomy, history, archaeology and geology,’ says Plimer, and while his thesis is not new, you’re unlikely to have heard it expressed with quite such vigour, certitude or wide-ranging scientific authority. Where fellow sceptics like Bjorn Lomborg or Lord Lawson of Blaby are prepared cautiously to endorse the International Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) more modest predictions, Plimer will cede no ground whatsoever. Anthropogenic global warming (AGW) theory, he argues, is the biggest, most dangerous and ruinously expensive con trick in history.

To find out why, let’s meet the good professor. He’s a tanned, rugged, white-haired sixtysomething — courteous and jolly but combative when he needs to be — glowing with the health of a man who spends half his life on field expeditions to Iran, Turkey and his beloved Outback. And he’s sitting in my garden drinking tea on exactly the kind of day the likes of the Guardian’s George Monbiot would probably like to ban. A lovely warm sunny one.

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1. Well Dilson - July 10, 2009

I’m amazed at the respect with which your newspapers have treated Professor Plimer in their reporting on his book. I’m watching from the States, but I’ve read 6 to 8 very respectful newpapers reviews online. I think the news media in the U.S. would spend much more time trying to discredit the man. Am and I wrong and just seeing the good while most of the Australian media go about bashing him? Or do y’all just have such a deep respect for this man that even he can speak out against dogma?

2. Aussie Mike - July 11, 2009

Australia has had its fair share of Plimer bashers most of whom haven’t even bothered to read his book, however I too have been amazed at the great exposure he has received on tv, on the radio and in newspapers here.

Prof Plimer one of Australia’s top geologists, so when he talks people listen. Combine that with Australia’s Senator Steve Fielding questioning of the “settled science” and you can see why the alarmists in Australia are starting to get very worried…

3. USA George - July 29, 2009

Plimer’s Heaven and Earth is #14 on Amazon.com in the U.S.

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