Ian Enting talk

Ian Enting drew quite a crowd on the 15th of November at La Notte.

Here is the abstract of Ian’s talk:

The science of climate change has come under public attack through what has been described as asymmetric warfare. Public communication has been flooded with a deluge of misinformation. In parallel there have been attempts to distract, intimidate and gag climate scientists. In 2009 Ian Plimer’s book, Heaven + Earth – Global Warming: The Missing Science, claimed to demolish the theory of human-induced global warming due to the release of CO2 and other greenhouse gases. A careful reading of Heaven + Earth reveals extensive examples of fabricating numbers, distorted and misattributed graphics, misrepresentation of the content of cited references and a sprinkling of plagiarism. In spite of its blatant flaws Heaven + Earth has gained considerable political traction in Australia.

The talk was quite an eye-opener.   Ian has done a huge amount of work tracking down the mathematical distortions of those arguing climate change is not man-made.   Ian has kindly made his presentation slides available in PDF form for those that wish to look back through them.

[File size: 1.04MB]

Ian’s home page can be found here.

Mal.

One Response to Ian Enting talk

  1. P.S.Clark says:

    Enting asserts inter alia that “The science of climate change has come under public attack … flooded with a deluge of misinformation (and) attempts to distract, intimidate and gag climate scientists.”
    Unfortunately, it is all too apparent that those charges apply equally to his lobby group.
    It is regrettable that people claiming to be scientists spend their time selecting negative anecdotes for publications criticising those who do not agree with their particular climate theories instead of engaging in positive activities toward advancing human knowledge of the factors influencing climate, which are clearly inadequate at this date. Lots of unproven hypotheses, lots of ‘what if’ scenarios, but very few scientifically acceptable conclusions.

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