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Heaven and Earth
A timely study with 504 pages and over 2,300 references to the scientific literature that puts in perspective the current scares about climate and the factors that influence it. Records written into ice, sediments, fossils, and various forms of biological and mineral deposits show that the Earth's climate has always been changing in cycles, along with sea levels, and ice sheets, and the rates of change observed today are far less than have occurred at times in the past. The Earth's position in the galaxy, the activity of the Sun, wobbles in the Earth's orbit, ocean currents, and plate tectonics all have effects far exceeding that of carbon dioxide, which has existed at up to 20 times the levels measured at present--in ages, notably, when the biosphere was far richer and more diverse. Effectively demolishes the non-scientific but widely publicized political dogma that humans change climate in ways that we must destroy the basis of our living standards in attempts to combat--which by the alarmists' own figures would be futile anyway.
Ian Plimer, twice winner of the Eureka Prize, Australia's highest scientific honor, is professor in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at The University of Adelaide, and author of six other books written for the general public, in addition to more than 120 scientific papers.
". . . a damning critique of the 'evidence' underpinning man-made global
-- Wall Street Journal
". . . 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 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."
-- Sydney Morning Herald
"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
". . . the best book on science and scientists I have ever read."
-- Andrew Alexander, The Daily Mail (UK)
"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."
-- Vaclav Klaus, President, The European Union