Ian Plimer: The Australian Press Council is a hive of climate zealots

Posted: August 16, 2020 by oldbrew in alarmism, media, opinion, pollution, propaganda
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Photosynthesis: nature requires carbon dioxide

Truth-starved climate propaganda and its backers get a good going-over from the ever-robust Professor.

H/T Climate Change Dispatch
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As a result of an activist campaign, the Australian Press Council took exception to my article in The Australian on November 22, 2019, says Ian Plimer @ Spectator AU.

They claimed that my statement that there “are no carbon emissions. If there were, we could not see because most carbon is black. Such terms are deliberately misleading, as are many claims” was false.

Journalists in the Press Council should know basic English and the difference between an element (carbon) and a compound (carbon dioxide).

This is elementary schoolkid’s science. For the Press Council to claim that this is factually incorrect shows breathtaking ignorance.

There are eight forms (allotropes) of carbon, one of them (diamond) is not black which is why the word ‘most’ was used. I was showing that to call the odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that is the food of life as ‘carbon emissions’ is Orwellian.

The Press Council objected to the use of ‘fraudulent’ in my statement about ‘fraudulent changing of weather records’.

It is clear that the council is not aware of the widely publicized fraudulent expunging of the Medieval Warming and the Little Ice Age by Michael Mann and failed court cases initiated by Mann. They are clearly not aware of the admission of fraud in the Climategate emails.

The Press Council wrote, “The Council considers that the statement concerning the Bureau of Meteorology fraudulently changing weather records is one of fact and implies an element of dishonesty or deception on its part.”

I made absolutely no reference whatsoever to the Bureau of Meteorology. I have been verballed. When can I expect an apology?

It was claimed that my statement, “unsubstantiated claims polar ice is melting,” was wrong. Polar ice concurrently melts, grows and moves and polar ice includes terrestrial ice and sea ice.

Changes in polar ice are due to a diversity of reasons and my point was that we only hear from activists who claim that polar ice is melting due to human-induced global warming.

We don’t hear that glaciers move due to recrystallization, that many glaciers are growing, or that there are more than 150 volcanoes and areas of hot rocks beneath the Antarctic ice.

The Press Council claimed that my statement “the ignoring of data that shows Pacific islands and the Maldives are growing rather than being inundated” was false.

There is a huge amount of scientific literature based on aerial photographs and satellite images showing that atolls are increasing in the area.

A ten-second Google search would have shown peer-reviewed publications supporting this statement. Why was this not done? Or maybe the Press Council has become yet another activist institution?

As soon as the words carbon footprint, emissions, pollution, and decarbonization, climate emergency, extreme weather, unprecedented and extinction are used, I know I am being conned by ignorant activists, populist scaremongering, politicians, and rent-seekers.

Pollution by plastics, sulfur and nitrogen gases, particulates, and chemicals occurs in developing countries. That’s real pollution. The major pollution in the West is the polluting of minds about the role of CO2.

There are no carbon emissions. If there were, we would not be able to see because most carbon is black. Such terms are deliberately misleading, as are many claims.

Continued here.

  1. saighdear says:

    ( sighing )…… and HOW MANY TIMES, have I and others said this about Carbon, + other comments in that similar vein: Indeed ( covid & Brexit and……included ) if you stand up and speak out against the kings new clothes, you are either ignored or ridiculed.
    WHATEVER happened to Education? Education doesn’t just stop at school. I can lay some fault withthe Engineering “Society” too: they talk of CPD … but follow the gravy trains against their Basic knowledge.
    Had a bad disturbed night with neighbour’s dogs – does it clear the thought process?

  2. Johna says:


    The CO2 lie started with Calendar who like a lot of smart asses didn’t understand the real physics of CO2, yet convinced the ruling elites burning wood and coal caused climate temperature to increase. The rest is history as many other smart asses got in on the act. Not least of which was Gore with his falsification of temp v CO2 in the ice core data. As the real evidence shows CO2 lags temperature in and out of each successive ice age, that we’ve been able to measure, i.e. temperature changes before CO2 changes. Others such as Hanson have used computers to predict climate change. But their models all run hotter and contrary to the actual temperature change measured by the same high accuracy instruments.

    So, the climate issue should stop there, as according to past ice age interglacial endings, the temperature spikes then rapidly cools – were on the spike and maybe on the slippery slop down now? The the Sun is also cooling down and the planet alignments are due to pull Earth out of orbit in 2024 – which could be the trigger to cause the next ice age? Thus most non political and pragmatic scientists have a wait and see attitude on this, as the natural variability of our climate is immense and it’s a fact that Hippos and lions roamed freely in the UK during the last interglacial i.e. the UK was much hotter. CO2 was not the cause and the UK was in the same relative global position, as was the the rest of the Worlds continents.

    But like the Kings and Queens of old who had their wise owls and magicians, Queen Elizabeth II had Margaret Thatcher – and she was even smarter. As being a chemist and a tory right winger and being irritated with the coal miners bringing down the Heath regime, she made union strikes illegal and then destroyed the lives of the coal mining communities who gave their all for King and country.

    To keep her looking good in the public’s eye, that this wasn’t revenge, she got the Hadley centre to talk up the need for nuclear power by trying to pin the blame on global warming from burning coal. And like the current tory regimes laissez-faire approach to try and keep its economy going with Herd Immunity, she also gave the private power generators the right to burn natural gas on the same premise, i.e. make coal extremely uncompetitive / kill off the weak, vulnerable and those they despise, with HI.

    To think the UK had the best economy the World has known and the best track record of fostering development and a Christian based civilisation in its former colonies. That despite our past indifferences and ignorance, we are the laughing stock in a World that has moved on. And like Japan will get rid of nuclear power and use coal once again to ensure they don’t follow the UK over the cliff and have adopted TTI to ensure the SARS–CoV-2 virus is locked up and its death is kept as low as humanly possible!

    I believe your country has a similar disposition with respect to the above?

  3. oldbrew says:

    Australia’s Lockdowns And Green-Energy Shakedowns

    We need a new Eureka Rebellion dedicated to slashing taxes and government expenditure, opening interstate borders, repealing red and green tape, abolishing all emissions targets, withdrawing from the Paris Climate Dreamworld, and restoring our freedoms and our federation.


  4. Johna says:

    Yup that’s it in a nutshell o wise one Oldbrew – the science is in and all the talkings done. Time to get justice.from the Empire – the Rebels are striking back.

  5. oldbrew says:

    Johna – ‘the planet alignments are due to pull Earth out of orbit in 2024’

    Will it hurt? 😎

  6. hunterson7 says:

    Extremely well stated, oldbrew.

  7. Johna says:

    Oldbrew – question is will being mowed down by Thatcher’s men hurt more than being frozen to death? Pity we cant ask the 80+k they’ve mowed down with Herd Immunity.

  8. hunterson7 says:

    It has been notable for many years that climate fanatics can *never* be corrected by skeptics, no matter how obviously the fanatic is wrong.

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