Thursday, 23 April 2009

Academic combat...a lot of hot air...

...THERE'S nothing like healthy academic combat. In the corridors of Adelaide University, two respected professors on opposite sides of the climate change debate are pushing their theories on the subject, sparked by a new book that has sceptics rubbing their hands with glee.
Outspoken academic geologist Ian Plimer yesterday launched Heaven and Earth: Global Warming the Missing Science, concluding that scientific modelling had placed too much emphasis on the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and global warming should not be blamed on increased human activity.
Speaking after the launch yesterday, Professor Plimer accused high-profile climate change advocates such as former US vice-president Al Gore of "scaring people witless" with theories about the world ending.
He also said 2007 Australian of the Year Tim Flannery pushed a "political line" and had considered only a "small body of evidence" when studying global warming.
Many scientists, he said, had not considered the history of the earth when discussing climate change, or factors including the earth's rotation, changing tides and solar winds...
more from The Australian, here...

... and while the academics debate, the general public become ever more sceptical...Just one-out-of-three voters (34%) now believe global warming is caused by human activity, the lowest finding yet in Rasmussen Reports national surveying...more from the Rasmussen Reports here...
...and from WUWT...Nearly half (48%) believe the cause is naturally occurring planetary trends. Just a year ago, only 34% said warming was a natural phenomenon, while 47% said human activity was placing the planet at risk of disastrous climate change. That’s a huge shift...

5 comments:

MK said...

Excellent news this, and thanks to this brave fellow for putting his ass on the line to blow the doom-mongering wankers out of the water. If only there was a way to make all these assholes actually pay back all the money that has been wasted on this crap.

Anonymous said...

He's one of a growing number of scientists (and lay people) waking up to the fact that global warming/climate change is a lefty fabrication.
See the poll results attached.

KG said...

It's not over yet. I just read a news item which says that global warming is 'slowing' but that's because of pollution, and as pollution is reduced global warming will resume...
I'll go look for the link.
The warmenistas won't let go of this easily--there's just too much momey to be made.

KG said...

got it.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/5202877/Global-warming-slowed-by-pollution.html

Ayrdale said...

Thanks KG, I'll have a look at that. I'm an agnostic, but it is very interesting that just as the greenleft hang their collective black berets on global warming, old man sun decides to show who's boss.

I'm sure it's the fact that cooling earth is doing its thing, that's causing increasing public cynicism over greenscare crap...