Hugh Paxton’s Blog thanks Brigitte for this.
At first glance Ian Rutherford Plimer makes sense, right?
Now, time permitting, read these wise words a little more carefully, read each sentence and think about what this fairly typical spin doctor is actually saying. How much sense is he really making. And where do the strands in his pseudo-logical web part (and they do part upon only brief scrutiny) bringing our spidery mining friend and his spinning down in ruin.
Let me start you off in the right direction by picking a sentence fragment, more or less at random…
“putting a brick in your toilet reservoir.” I have done that. If it reduces CO2 emissions, excellent. If a volcano erupts negating my brick’s impact on climate change so what? That wasn’t a concern in the first place. Saving water, saving money, reducing pointless waste – that was my objective, and if every person in California or Plimer’s Australia did it they wouldn’t be facing as many droughts. If putting a brick in the bog flush makes me a bunny hugging fool in Plimer’s eyes I strongly suggest the man is in need of an optician. I won’t waste more time tearing Plimer apart but if are stuck in a waiting room, a board meeting, etc. I invite you to methodically and logically tear this entire thesis to shreds. Quite a useful exercise actually. Plimer’s a kak-handed propagandist at best but there are far subtler rogues out there.
Over to Plimer! Let your shredding commence!
Where does Carbon Dioxide really come from?
Ian Rutherford Plimer is an Australian geologist, professor emeritus of earth sciences at theUniversity of Melbourne, professor of mining geology at the University of Adelaide, and the director of multiple mineral exploration and mining companies.
He has published 130 scientific papers, six books and edited the Encyclopedia of Geology.
Born 12 February 1946 (age 67) Residence Australia Nationality Australian Fields Earth Science, Geology, Mining Engineering Institutions University of New England,University of Newcastle,University of Melbourne,University of Adelaide Alma mater University of New South Wales,MacquarieUniversity Thesis The pipe deposits of tungsten-molybdenum-bismuth in eastern Australia(1976) Notable awards Eureka Prize (1995, 2002),Centenary Medal (2003), Clarke Medal
Where Does the Carbon Dioxide Really Come From?
Professor Ian Plimer could not have said it better!
If you’ve read his book you will agree; this is a good summary.
PLIMER: "Okay, here’s the bombshell. The volcanic eruption in Iceland.
Since its first spewing of volcanic ash has, in just FOUR DAYS, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet – all of you.
Of course, you know about this evil carbon dioxide that we are trying to suppress – its that vital chemical compound that every plant requires to live and grow and to synthesize into oxygen for us humans and all animal life.
I know….it’s very disheartening to realize that all of the carbon emission savings you have accomplished while suffering the inconvenience and expense of driving Prius hybrids, buying fabric grocery bags, sitting up till midnight to finish your kids "The Green Revolution" science project, throwing out all of your non-green cleaning supplies, using only two squares of toilet paper, putting a brick in your toilet tank reservoir, selling your SUV and speedboat, vacationing at home instead of abroad, nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle, replacing all of your 50 cent light bulbs with $10.00 light bulbs…..
well, all of those things you have done have all gone down the tubes in just four days.
The volcanic ash emitted into the Earth’s atmosphere in just four days – yes, FOUR DAYS – by that volcano in Iceland which has totally erased every single effort you have made to reduce the evil beast, carbon. And there are around 200 active volcanoes on the planet spewing out this crud at any one time – EVERY DAY.
I don’t really want to rain on your parade too much, but I should mention that when the volcano Mt. Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, it spewed out more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the entire human race had emitted in all its years on earth.
Yes, folks, Mt.Pinatubo was active for over one year – think about it.
Of course, I shouldn’t spoil this ‘touchy-feely tree-hugging’ moment and mention the effect of solar and cosmic activity and the well-recognized 800-year global heating and cooling cycle, which keeps happening despite our completely insignificant efforts to affect climate change.
And I do wish I had a silver lining to this volcanic ash cloud, but the fact of the matter is that the bush fire season across the western USA and Australia this year alone will negate your efforts to reduce carbon in our world for the next two to three years. And it happens every year.
Just remember that your government just tried to impose a whopping carbon tax on you, on the basis of the bogus ‘human-caused’ climate-change scenario.
Hey, isn’t it interesting how they don’t mention ‘Global Warming’ anymore, but just "Climate Change" – you know why?
It’s because the planet has COOLED by 0.7 degrees in the past century and these global warming rubbish artists got caught with their pants down.
And, just keep in mind that you might yet be stuck with an Emissions Trading Scheme – that whopping new tax – imposed on you that will achieve absolutely nothing except make you poorer.
It won’t stop any volcanoes from erupting, that’s for sure.
But, hey, relax…give the world a hug and have a nice day!"