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Long-time geologist argues CO2 is not causing
global warming

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12 Nov 09 - Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is a natural phenomenon caused by volcanoes and is not responsible for climate change, says Professor Ian Plimer, a geologist from Adelaide University.

The recent rise in temperature around the world was caused by solar cycles and other extra terrestrial forces, says Plimer.

"We cannot stop carbon emissions because most of them come from volcanoes," he said. "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."

The world has experienced three periods of cooling since 1850 and carbon dioxide was increasing during many of those cooler periods, said Professor Plimer.

"If we had only had warming, then there would be a connect between CO2 and temperature, there is not," he added.

     This article labels Professor Plimer a climate” sceptic,” and "denialist
     poster boy." It doesn’t bother to mention that he is Emeritus Professor
     of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne (he was Professor and
     Head at the University of Melbourne from 1991 to 2005), nor does it
     mention that he has published more than 120 scientific papers on geology.
     Not exactly a slouch.

     Professor Plimer won the Leopold von Buch Plakette (German Geological
     Society), Clarke Medal (Royal Society of New South Wales), Sir Willis
     Connolly Medal (Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy), was elected
     Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
     and was elected Honorary Fellow of the Geological Society of London.

     I am now reading Professor Plimer’s seventh book written for the general
     public – Heaven and Earth – which absolutely destroys the concept of human-
     caused global warming. I highly recommend it.

See entire article by Louise Gray, entitled “Climate change 'sceptic' Ian Plimer argues CO2 is not causing global warming”:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/6553592/Climate-change-sceptic-Ian-Plimer-argues-CO2-is-not-causing-global-warming.html
Thanks to Benjamin Napier for this link

 

  

 

 

 

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