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Developer may sue to trigger rethink on sea level rises by Ben Cubby
Monday, March 5th 2012, 2:18 PM EST
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CRACKS are appearing in the state's response to rising sea levels, with one council facing potential legal action from a developer and other residents worried about planning controls and insurance risks.

Lake Macquarie Council recently updated its recommendations for about 10,000 people living up to three metres above the average sea level. All their properties could be exposed to inundation and increased flood risks by the end of the century, according to guidelines developed by the CSIRO.

But a property developer, Jeff McCloy, said he was contemplating leading a class action suit against the council, which he said was ''falling for this unjustified, worldwide idiocy about sea level rises''.

Mr McCloy recently arranged for climate change sceptics Ian Plimer, Bob Carter and David Archibald to address residents and councillors, and said the presentation seemed to convince many people there was nothing to worry about.
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Ian Plimer: Features Glacial chill ebbs and flows
Saturday, December 17th 2011, 9:48 AM EST
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Ice conditions at the end of the Arctic melt season in 2007, captured by NASA's Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer and overlaid on the NASA Blue Marble. Source: AFP

ICE sheets grow and shrink. At times, they disappear. At other times, ice starts to cover polar areas and high mountains. That's what ice has done over the history of our planet. The Greenland and Antarctic basins are more than 1km deep, and deeper in the centres than around the edges, so that ice is squeezed uphill like toothpaste out of a tube by the weight of overlying ice. The alarmist media stresses that changing sea ice and continental glaciers indicate rapid global warming. Is this really so?

Since the last interglacial started some 10,500 years ago, summer sea ice in the Arctic has been far from constant. Sea ice comes and goes without leaving a clear record. For this reason, our knowledge about its variations and extent was limited before we had satellite surveillance or observations from aeroplanes and ships. A huge amount of the earth's surface water moves alternately between the ice sheets and the oceans.
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MUST LISTEN: Alan Jones speaks with Professor Ian Plimer about his new book on climate change
Monday, December 5th 2011, 2:32 PM EST
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Image AttachmentForeword by Václav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic

ISBN: 978-1-921421-80-8
Paperback, (250 pages approx)

Alan Jones speaks with Professor Ian Plimer about his new book on climate change, 'How to get Expelled from School: A guide to climate change for pupils, parents and punters'.

Click source for MUST LISTEN interview

Also see book review: How to get Expelled from School - Ian Plimer
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MUST SEE YOUTUBE: The Climate Change Act Reconsidered - with Ian Plimer, Donna Lamframboise, Matt Ridley & Philip Stott
Sunday, December 4th 2011, 12:07 PM EST
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A public meeting Held in the UK House of Commons on the 30th of November 2011

See below for Part 2 and also link for Cartoons by Josh from the same meeting
Book: Ian Plimer: How to get Expelled from School
Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 6:09 PM EDT
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Image AttachmentForeword by Václav Klaus,
President of the Czech Republic

RELEASED DATE: November 2011

ISBN: 978-1-921421-80-8
Paperback, (250 pages approx)

Are pupils, parents and the public being fed political propaganda on climate change? Now is your chance to find out. Professor Plimer gives 101 simple questions with answers for you to ask teachers, activists, journalists and politicians.

The climate industry adjusts the temperature record and withholds raw data, computer codes and information from scrutiny. Computer predictions of a scary future don’t agree with measurements. Past natural climate changes have been larger and more rapid than the worst case predictions yet humans adapted.

Is human-induced global warming the biggest financial and scientific scam in history? If it is, we will pay dearly.
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MUST SEE YOUTUBE: Ian Plimer speaks at a climate change skeptics summit in Copenhagen
Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 11:24 AM EDT
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Ian Plimer speaks at a climate change skeptics summit in Copenhagen
MUST SEE YOUTUBE: Professor Ian Plimer on the Climate Change Review
Saturday, March 19th 2011, 7:21 AM EDT
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Chris Smith is joined by Professor Ian Plimer, who responds to the fifth update of Professor Ross Garnaut's Climate Change Review.

Top science body cools on global warming by Graham Lloyd and Matthew Franklin
Saturday, October 2nd 2010, 4:48 AM EDT
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THERE are gaps in scientific understanding making predicting the extent of climate change and sea level rises impossible.

That's the claim of Britain's highest scientific authority, the Royal Society.

The society's revised Guide to the Science of Climate Change has been interpreted as a retreat from politics by an organisation regarded as the world's most authoritative scientific body following the scandal that engulfed the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The society's new guide does not dismiss climate change or the need for co-ordinated global action to combat it.

However, it undercuts many of the claims of looming ecological disaster that have been made in a bid to gain public support for political action.

The opposition seized on the Royal Society's shift to demand Julia Gillard accept that views on climate change differ.

Opposition climate spokesman Greg Hunt said: "This is a reminder on why Julia Gillard is wrong to vilify people who have the audacity to disagree with her views.

"We respect the right of individuals to make up their own minds based on their own assessments."
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You Could Not Make It Up: Viscount Monckton, another fallen idol of climate denial by George Monbiot: Updated
Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 8:10 AM EDT
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Professor John Abraham's withering scrutiny reveals how the gurus of climate scepticism repeat a pattern of manipulation

Another one bites the dust. Every so often, someone with a strong stomach and time to spare volunteers to devote weeks or months of their life to a grisly task: investigating the claims of a person who dismisses the science or significance of man-made climate change. Dave Rado did it with Martin Durkin's film, the Great Global Warming Swindle. Howard Friel did it with Bjørn Lomborg. Ian Enting did it with Ian Plimer.

It involves slow, painstaking work, following the sources, checking the claims against the science. But the result in all cases has been the same: a devastating debunking of both the claims and the methods of the people investigated.

Now another fallen idol of climate change denial must be added to the list: Viscount Monckton's assertions have been comprehensively discredited by professor of mechanical engineering John Abraham, at the University of St Thomas in Minnesota.

Abraham, like the other brave souls who have taken on this thankless task, has plainly spent a very long time on it. He investigates a single lecture Monckton delivered in October last year. He was struck by the amazing claims that Monckton made: that climate science is catalogue of lies and conspiracies. If they were true, it would be a matter of the utmost seriousness: human-caused climate change would, as Monckton is fond of saying, be the greatest fraud in scientific history. If they were untrue, it was important to show why.

Updated below with John Abraham link
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