Friday 10 July 2009

Thought for Today: “Can we really afford this green legislation?”

‘It’s one of the few good things to come out of this recession,’ says Professor Ian Plimer. ‘People are starting to ask themselves: “Can we really afford this green legislation?”’
Professor Ian Plimer, the Australian geologist, whose new book Heaven And Earth shows that ‘anthropogenic global warming’ is a dangerous, ruinously expensive fiction, a ‘first-world luxury’ with no basis in scientific fact.
Reading Plimer’s Heaven And Earth is at once an enlightening and terrifying experience. Enlightening because, after 500 pages of heavily annotated prose (the fruit of five years’ research), you are left in no doubt that man’s contribution to the thing they now call ‘climate change’ was, is and probably always will be negligible. Terrifying, because you cannot but be appalled by how much money has been wasted, how much unnecessary regulation drafted because of a ‘problem’ that doesn’t actually exist.
For the rest of this fascinating Spectator interview with Professor Plimer see current issue of the magazine

(worth a thought about how your bottom-line would look without the Green burden….)

Ian Plimer’s Heaven And Earth: Global Warming — the Missing Science is published by Quartet (£25).

1 comment:

Marooncap said...

Weel..Well..Well!! After all these years of being taxed and cajouled into being Green, THIS IS WHERE WE ARE!!?? Think about it people..there are various people throughout the world making a great deal of money off of our naivety, ignorance and fears about global warming!! It's full time that the Govs of this world revisted not only the science but the motives for the push to save a planet which was always designed with its self-survival in mind!!!