Heaven and Earth : Global Warming, the Missing Science
Climate, sea level, and ice sheets have always changed, and the changes observed today are less than those of the past. Climate changes are cyclical and are driven by the Earth's position in the galaxy, the sun, wobbles in the Earth's orbit, ocean currents, and plate tectonics. In previous times, atmospheric carbon dioxide was far higher than at present but did not drive climate change. No runaway greenhouse effect or acid oceans occurred during times of excessively high carbon dioxide. During past glaciations, carbon dioxide was higher than it is today. The non-scientific popular political view is that humans change climate. Do we have reason for concern about possible human-induced climate change? This book's 504 pages and over 2,300 references to peer-reviewed scientific literature and other authoritative sources engagingly synthesize what we know about the sun, earth, ice, water, and air. Importantly, in a parallel to his 1994 book challenging "creation science," Telling Lies for God, Ian Plimer describes Al Gore's book and movie An Inconvenient Truth as long on scientific "misrepresentations." "Trying to deal with these misrepresentations is somewhat like trying to argue with creationists," he writes, "who misquote, concoct evidence, quote out of context, ignore contrary evidence, and create evidence ex nihilo."
- Paperback | 504 pages
- 154 x 230 x 31mm | 767g
- 16 Sep 2009
- Taylor Trade Publishing
- Lanham, United States
This is a very powerful, clear, understandable and extremely useful book . . . [Plimer] convincingly criticizes the UN, the IPCC, U.K. and U.S. politicians, as well as Hollywood show business celebrities. He strictly distinguishes science from environmental activism, politics, and opportunism. -- Vadav Klaus, President, The European Union ... a damning critique of the 'evidence' underpinning man-made global warming. -- Kimberley A. Strassel * The Wall Street Journal * ...a brilliantly argued book... Heaven and Earth is an evidence-based attack on conformity and orthodoxy, including my own, and a reminder to respect informed dissent and beware of ideology subverting evidence. -- Paul Sheehan * Sydney Morning Herald * ...the best book on science and scientists I have ever read. -- Andrew Alexander * Daily Mail (UK), (Uk) * Only a geological perspective can provide a proper view of climate change. Professor Plimer's book does a masterful job of demonstrating that Nature rules the climate, not human activity. -- S. Fred Singer, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia ...[A] wonderfully comprehensive and fearless book... If there are any willing to hear some truly inconvenient truths on the stampeding advocacy of global warming, Mr. Plimer's book is a collection of some of the sternest. * The Globe and Mail * ...[A]rguably no one is more responsible for the shift in opinion than University of Adelaide geologist Ian Plimer, whose new book Heaven and Earth: Global Warming, the Missing Science is an authoritative scientific refutation of the claims of human-caused global warming. * RealClearPolitics * ...a bible for climate change skeptics. * Financial Times * For those who want to take a thinking approach to global warming untainted by politics or faith, Heaven and Earth is a worthwhile consideration. * Midwest Book Review * Plimer will convince you. -- Energy, Environment, & Earth blog ...the climate sceptic bible... * The Guardian *
About Ian Plimer
Ian Plimer, twice winner of Australia's highest scientific honor, the Eureka Prize, is professor in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at The University of Adelaide and is author of six other books written for the general public in addition to more than 120 scientific papers.