Got this email from a friend of SLW...
Ian Rutherford Plimer
is an Australian geologist, professor emeritus of earth sciences at the
University 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
Does the Carbon Dioxide Really Come From?
Ian Plimer could not have said it better!
If you've read his book you will
agree, this is a good summary.
"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
course, you know about this evil carbon dioxide that we are trying to suppress -
itís 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
volcanic ash emitted into the Earth's atmosphere in just four days - yes, FOUR
DAYS - by that volcano in Iceland 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
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.
folks, Mt Pinatubo was active for over One year - think about
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.
remember that your government just tried to impose a whopping carbon tax on you,
on the basis of the bogus 'human-caused' climate-change
isnít it interesting how they donít mention 'Global
but just 'Climate
because the planet has COOLED by 0.7 degrees in
the past century and these global warming bull artists got caught with their
keep in mind that you might yet have an Emissions Trading Scheme - that whopping
new tax - imposed on you that will achieve absolutely nothing except make you
stop any volcanoes from erupting, thatís for sure.
relax......give the world a hug and have a nice day!"
HIS INFO & CREDS
12 February 1946 (age 67)
Earth Science, Geology, Mining Engineering
University of New England,University of Newcastle,University of
University of New South
The pipe deposits of
tungsten-molybdenum-bismuth in eastern Australia
Eureka Prize (1995,
2002),Centenary Medal (2003), Clarke Medal (2004)