Prof. Ian Plimer: Earth is ‘not in a period of extinction’ 

Posted: October 21, 2019 by oldbrew in climate, fraud, Ice ages, opinion
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‘Belief is in politics and religion, not science…follow the money’, says Professor Plimer.

Geologist and earth scientist Ian Plimer says the globe is not facing a climate emergency, telling Sky News Australia that “we are actually still living in an ice age.”

Professor Plimer’s comments come after Extinction Rebellion protesters have been calling on the government to declare a climate emergency – something the scientist said isn’t necessary.

“We live in horribly boring times,” he said.

“We are not in a period of extinction. We’re not living in a period of extraordinary climate – we’re actually living in a benign climate.”

“We are actually still living in an ice age.”

Studio discussion with Ian Plimer (video) here.

  1. oldbrew says:

    Re. following the money…

    Extinction Rebellion backer Chris Hohn builds £630m stake in Heathrow

  2. hunterson7 says:

    XR is the death cult. Nothing they say is true, nothing they demand would work.

  3. ivan says:

    XR members are nothing more than emotional children. They have posters demanding that we ‘tell the truth’ but they don’t have the ability to understand the truth since it isn’t emotional.

    The other aspect of XR is that the leaders are following the diktats of the Marxist money men (Soros etc.) with the aim of destroying western civilisation for some utopian ideal as set out by UN Agenda 21 and Agenda 30 – not the way to advance the world.

  4. donald penman says:

    I wish the UK government felt the same way about the futile efforts to control the climate as Australia.

  5. tom0mason says:

    If the ‘science is settled’ and there is only 12 years left, why does the UN need more money before we all expire?

  6. oldbrew says:

    Still topical today…

    Center for Astrophysics, Harvard College Observatory and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, Mass. 02138, U.S.A.

    Abstract. Long-term changes in the level of solar activity are found in historical
    records and in fossil radiocarbon in tree-rings. Typical of these changes are the
    Maunder Minimum (A.D. 1645-1715), the Spörer Minimum (A.D. 1400-1510),
    and a Medieval Maximum (c. A.D. 1120-1280). Eighteen such features are
    identified in the tree-ring radiocarbon record of the past 7500 years and
    compared with a record of world climate. In every case when long-term solar
    activity falls, mid-latitude glaciers advance and climate cools; at times of high
    solar activity glaciers recede and climate warms. We propose that changes in the
    level of solar activity and in climate may have a common cause: slow changes in
    the solar constant, of about 1% amplitude. [bold added]

    I. The Sun and Climate

    Is climate affected by changes on the sun? Since it is solar energy that drives the
    atmosphere of earth-creating clouds and winds and rains and ocean currents-the
    answer would seem obvious. Yet this question has been the subject of continuing
    controversy in science for more than a century. In doubt is not whether the sun is a
    potential source of weather and climate change (it is), or whether the sun and its
    measurable outputs vary (they do), but whether there is any clear-cut evidence that the
    sun changes enough and in ways sufficiently energetic to produce detectable changes in
    our lower atmosphere.

    Eddy goes on to say (in 2. Long-Term Solar Change):

    The frequency and persistence of periods of prolonged solar inactivity like the Maunder Minimum now warn us to be cautious in labelling the present, modern era of solar behavior as ‘normal’. Indeed, in the longer view it now seems likely that the entire period of intensive physical study of the sun, since perhaps the middle 18th Century, has been a time of uncommonly high levels of solar activity [7,8]. And it may be significant that the same period describes as well a time of unusually benign climate – the gradual recovery from the Little Ice Age. [bold added]

  7. oldbrew says:

    Braying Donkeys of Climate Alarm; Sound and Fury Signifying Nothing