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Climate Misinformer: Ian Plimer

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"There is no problem with global warming. It stopped in 1998. The last two years of global cooling have erased nearly 30 years of temperature increase."
8 July 2009 (Source)
The last decade 2000-2009 was the hottest on record.
"I’m a natural scientist. I’m out there every day, buried up to my neck in sh**, collecting raw data. And that’s why I’m so sceptical of these models, which have nothing to do with science or empiricism but are about torturing the data till it finally confesses."
8 July 2009 (Source)
Models successfully reproduce temperatures since 1900 globally, by land, in the air and the ocean.
"The hypothesis that human activity can create global warming is extraordinary because it is contrary to validated knowledge from solar physics, astronomy, history, archaeology and geology."
8 July 2009 (Source)
Multiple sets of independent observations find a human fingerprint on climate change.
"To argue that human additions to atmospheric CO2, a trace gas in the atmosphere, changes climate requires an abandonment of all we know about history, archaeology, geology, solar physics, chemistry and astronomy."
22 May 2009 (Source)
Many substances are dangerous even in trace amounts; what really matters is the total amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.
"If natural forces drove warmings in Roman and medieval times, how do we know that the same natural forces did not drive the late 20th-century warming?"
22 May 2009 (Source)
Climate reacts to whatever forces it to change at the time; humans are now the dominant forcing.
"If CO2 drives temperature, why were there past ice ages when the atmospheric CO2 content was many times greater than at present?"
22 May 2009 (Source)
When CO2 was higher in the past, the sun was cooler.
"CO2 is plant food, it is not a pollutant and it is misleading non-scientific spin to talk of carbon pollution."
22 May 2009 (Source)

Through its impacts on the climate, CO2 presents a danger to public health and welfare, and thus qualifies as an air pollutant

"In the past, climate change has never been driven by CO2. Why should it be now driven by CO2 when the atmospheric CO2 content is low?"
5 May 2009 (Source)
The strong CO2 effect has been observed by many different measurements.

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