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Climate change ‘sceptic’ Ian Plimer argues CO2 is not causing global warming November 13, 2009

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Climate change ‘sceptic’ Ian Plimer argues CO2 is not causing global warming

The Telegraph
November 12, 2009

Professor Ian Plimer, a geologist from Adelaide University, argues that a recent rise in temperature around the world is caused by solar cycles and other “extra terrestrial” forces.

He said carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, widely blamed for global warming, is a natural phenomenon caused by volcanoes erupting.

“We cannot stop carbon emissions because most of them come from volcanoes,” he said. “It is a normal element cycled around in the earth and my science, which is looking back in time, is saying we have had a planet that has been a green, warm wet planet 80 per cent of the time. We have had huge climate change in the past and to think the very slight variations we measure today are the result of our life – we really have to put ice blocks in our drinks.”

Most mainstream scientists agree that the recent warming period was caused by an increase in carbon dioxide since the industrial revolution.

However Prof Plimer said the world has experienced three periods of cooling since 1850 and furthermore carbon dioxide was increasing during many of those cooler periods.

“If we had only had warming, then there would be a connect between co2 and temperature, there is not,” he added.

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1. richard - November 13, 2009

Thanks for publishing this article. Mr. Plimer is a courageous soul questioning the giant machine “Climate Change” that is based on poorly synthesized science.

2. Rayat Ngo - November 14, 2009

weather office on Tuesday sounded a cyclone alert for the coastal regions of south Gujarat and north Maharashtra, where it is expected to make a landfall in the early hours of Thursday.
Weather scientists are tracking a deep depression formed in the Southeast and adjoining Central Arabian Sea, which is moving in the northwest direction and to hit south Gujarat.

Is this is because of global warming,how climate change is related with these types of storms.

3. nancy @ princetoncryo - November 14, 2009

Some regions around the world are facing draughts where water used to flow and some are facing unprecedented floods. The direct impact is on the agriculture based regions because they are getting effected socio-economically – mostly in the poorer countries. Is this all due to Volcanic eruptions or man-made industrial establishments and toxic wastes. The world’s population has grown many a fold since the previous centuries and with it the consumption pattern has also grown. We are producing more food, electricty, cars, buildings than ever before. Yet we are still dependent on fossil fuels. This creating a huge imbalance and impacting the environment be it forests, trees, soil or water. Time to rethink and focus on curtailing man-made issues.

4. Simfinite - December 29, 2009

Deception is like a video game. It has many levels. Todays world is built on deception on many such levels. Global warming sits on quite a basic level. Once you’ve got your head around the global warming nonsense, you should try exploring further…

If you do, you will realise why hunger and disease will continue to prevail for a while to come.

Most people (honest and intelligent) are attempting to solve world problems by chopping at the branches; try chopping at the roots for a change. But since the roots are not visible, it involves exploring a level of truth that could even repel the “open” mind.

Am I being cryptic?
I guess that entirely depends on what level of awareness one is reading this comment from…

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