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 and 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 and 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 and Earth" has gained considerable political traction in Australia.
There will be time for questions and discussion after the talk.
Further information can be found at Professor Enting's homepage http://www.ms.unimelb.edu.au/~enting/ including a link to the document "Ian Plimer's `Heaven and Earth' -- Checking the Claims".
- quote from Charles Darwin in 6th edition of "The Origin of Species ..."
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22 May 2013