Heaven and Earth By Ian Plimer Connor Court, pp, $ ONE of the peculiar things about being an astronomer is that you receive, from. Today I attended the formal launch of Professor Ian Plimer’s new book “Heaven and Earth” (held in the historic balcony room of South. Heaven and Earth has ratings and 30 reviews. Blair said: Ian Plimer is a professor of Geology at the University of Adelaide in Australia, specializin.

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The early Sun had a luminosity of some 30 per cent less than now and, over time, luminosity has increased in a steady state. New book by Ian Plimer doubts human-induced climate change — experts respond”.

Plimer is a friend of mine, but what he is doing could have a disastrous effect on my children and grandchildren. Australian Science Media Centre. I noticed your chart of CO2 and temperature for M years was lacking data of solar irradiation. Archived from the original on 11 August On page of the book he repeats the old canard that “Volcanoes produce more CO2 than the world’s cars and industries combined”.

As a species, we are showing nothing which fits us, or entitles us, to survival, present p,imer excepted. Your science questions were answered by Mark Byrne.

How climate change sceptic Ian Plimer dodges valid criticism

Or perhaps enlightenment comes from the saying, “the best lies are always at least partially true”. And yet later in the book, Plimer claims that CO2 has never been as low as current values in thousands of millions of years.

Unfortunately he is reinforcing the prejudices of the type of people that he once derided, i. Millions or billions may perish, but if enough hominids survive the destruction, well, keep up jeaven good work.

Mar 30, David rated it really liked it. Terms like “solar” and “volcano” get frequent mentions, and there is a whole chapter on “paleoclimate”.


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I suspect it is not that he breathes out CO2 like the rest of us. Anyway, you simply heavne model past climates on just two narrow and highly experimental ice cores from the same stratigraphy, when on this planet you only have those two.

Likewise the level of transient water vapor over dry desert latitudes is very low, yet these zones are warming fast, including eargh the Australian outback. Plimner might be a good mining geologist and mining CEO but as a climate scientist, he is a dud.

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Multiple things can drive a rise in temperature, CO2 being just one of them. They want to believe a particular interpretation of the field data, because it is good for the shares. Email address or username. It is important, this debate. Perhaps the advice of former Gore advisor, Roger Reville, is the place to start: And unlike Paul Iah, Howard has never been able to articulate his views with passion and erudition. Again thank you Andrew for taking the trouble to answer my question, although I am not sure that your remark about cyclones at B has a long enough eartj record to be definitive.

I would hope that examination of the isn an geological record of past climate changes would be the starting point for analysing the current situation, as well as taking into account all the other variables that are not preserved or cannot hfaven found in records from the past. Do higher sea temperatures cause more hurricanes?

And the backbench Tory MP Douglas Carswell said it overturned his belief that climate change is a human-caused phenomenon.

Decide on your position from the outset, and then seek out all the facts that apparently support your case, and discard or ignore all of those that contravene it.

The link you gave unfortunately does not work. That is about why many geologists, like Ian Plimer, get involved, not because we all want bigger pay packets. Plimer contradicting Plimer is not an isolated incident. As a non-scientist, the rabid Right must be treating me as if I were also a non-thinker. In regards to Peter Garretts 6m sea level rise comment, there is every reason to be concerned about multi metre sea level rise. I do dispute that as do many other aerth who are far more qualified in atmospheric sciences than I.


Google will find it. Since you cannot buy his book in Sydney today I can only go by the reviews, all antipathetic.

Brave New Climate

The Medieval Warming was global. An example of the desperate attempt to find any cause of warming other than carbon dioxide is found on page”as the oceans contain 22 times more heat than the atmosphere, ocean heat contributes greatly to driving climate and the unseen submarine volcanism can have a profound effect on the surface heat of the Earth.

Plimer page shows it clearly. Yes, quite — this is an entirely uncontroversial viewpoint. So we are sceptical as a group. As they are visible from the ground you cannot claim that nothing whatsoever gets through. I’m not saying they are top of the class, but they are clearly smart enough in their own ways.

Archived from the original on 10 October aerth Is CO2 supposed to have triggered the ice ages? I suggest this is or may be a far from trivial heat source. So, why are we now, just this last century, in a totally different mode of climate change? Does it suddenly, like the malgas, dive into the sea when and just where the El Ninos surface?

I am reminded of the cartoon of Willy E Coyote — who has overshot the cliff — and finds himself in mid-air without any means of support.