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July 29, 2009

Ian Plimer Takes the Long View on the Global Warming Hoax

The drones who choose to believe in the global warming farce take the short view. But not geology professor Ian Plimer of Adelaide University in his book Earth — Global Warming: The Missing Science.

Plimer presents the proposition that anthropogenic global warming is little more than a con trick on the public perpetrated by fundamentalist environmentalists and callously adopted by politicians and government officials who love nothing more than an issue that causes public anxiety.
While environmentalists for the most part draw their conclusions based on climate information gathered in the last few hundred years, geologists, Plimer says, have a time frame stretching back many thousands of millions of years.
The dynamic and changing character of the Earth's climate has always been known by geologists. These changes are cyclical and random, he says. They are not caused or significantly affected by human behaviour.
Polar ice, for example, has been present on the Earth for less than 20 per cent of geological time, Plimer writes. Plus, animal extinctions are an entirely normal part of the Earth's evolution. …
Plimer gets especially upset about carbon dioxide, its role in Earth's daily life and the supposed effects on climate of human manufacture of the gas. He says atmospheric carbon dioxide is now at the lowest levels it has been for 500 million years, and that atmospheric carbon dioxide is only 0.001 per cent of the total amount of the chemical held in the oceans, surface rocks, soils and various life forms. Indeed, Plimer says carbon dioxide is not a pollutant, but a plant food. Plants eat carbon dioxide and excrete oxygen. Human activity, he says, contributes only the tiniest fraction to even the atmospheric presence of carbon dioxide.
There is no problem with global warming, Plimer says repeatedly. He points out that for humans periods of global warming have been times of abundance when civilization made leaps forward. Ice ages, in contrast, have been times when human development slowed or even declined.

If only it really were getting warmer — instead of colder.

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Recommended reading.

On a tip from mega.

Posted by Van Helsing at July 29, 2009 9:53 AM

Comments

Global warming is the new religion of First World urban elites

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Global+warming+religion+First+World+urban+elites/1835847/story.html

Posted by: J at July 29, 2009 11:16 AM

Listening to cracked urns like JAMES LOVELOCK who subcribes to this GAIA poppycock you think this is our earth mother sening a message but lovelock is a blabbering idiot

Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at July 29, 2009 11:34 AM

When God distroyed the earth (mankind/animals) in the time of Noah, He instructed him to build an ark for a great flood. Afterward He showed promise that He would never do it again with the rainbow. Since Algore, and all the doomsayers, aren't building any kind of ark to survive the baking of the earth from AGW (other than amassing a huge fortune), I suggest that they are false prophets and full of shit.

Posted by: Eric at July 29, 2009 11:53 AM

The worse thing about GW science is the complete lack of proper scientific development. Research projects generally take years to finalize through testing, replication, model development and validation and peer review before a probabilistic conclusion is reached.

And as with all liberal ideologies, what should have been solidly within careful, conservative scientific methods, was quickly placed in the domain of emotion and Barnum and Baily showmanship.

Check that.
The worse thing about GW science is the enormous set of dishonest scientists who shill for it. This is a disgrace that completely dwarfs other missteps in science due to its nearly world-wide adherence and corresponding effect on national policies.

Posted by: Fiberal at July 29, 2009 2:56 PM

This part of Ian Plimer's work I like. His other work as part of Australin Sceptics can be downright atheistic. (see http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=B1CE63C0993A263A )

Hopefully the world will soon realise that AGW / Climate Change / Carbon Trading all need to be thrown into the rubbish bin where they belong.

Eric,

Ditto.

Posted by: Aussie-John at July 29, 2009 5:32 PM

All the HOT AIR comming from GREENPEACE and AL GORE

Posted by: Flu-Bird at July 29, 2009 9:24 PM