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Professor Ian Plimer denies man made global warming ?

Postby Peter Henderson » Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:14 pm

Arch anti creationist Professor Ian Plimer claims global warming is not man made:

http://www.smh.com.au/news/opinion/mira ... e=fullpage

We are not sceptical enough about the data. For instance, Plimer cited differences between results from temperature measuring stations in urban and rural areas. Those in urbanised Chicago, Berkeley, New York, and so on, show temperature rises over the past 150 years, whereas those in the rural US, in Houlton, Albany and Harrisburg (though not Death Valley, California) show equally consistent cooling. "What we're measuring is urbanisation," Plimer said.


He likens the debate to the famous 1990s battle he had in the Federal Court, where he accused an elder of The Hills Bible Church in Baulkham Hills of breaching Australia's Trade Practices Act by claiming to have found scientific evidence of Noah's Ark in Turkey.

Plimer says creationists and climate alarmists are quite similar in that "we're dealing with dogma and people who, when challenged, become quite vicious and irrational".


Human-caused climate change is being "promoted with religious zeal … there are fundamentalist organisations which will do anything to silence critics. They have their holy books, their prophet [is] Al Gore. And they are promoting a story which is frightening us witless [using] guilt [and urging] penance."


see:

http://scienceblogs.com/deltoid/2008/11 ... hannellink
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Postby psiloiordinary » Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:58 am

I think that this just shows that it is perfectly normal for people to be right in some opinions and wrong in others.

Of course the above comment could be right or wrong;-)
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