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Plimer exposed as a fraud

Ian Plimer’s performance in his debate with Monbiot has to be seen to be believed. Rather than admit to making any error at all, Plimer ducks, weaves, obfuscates, recites his favourite catch phrase, tries to change the subject and fabricates some more. When confronted with the fact that the USGS says (backed with scientific papers)…

Ian Plimer responds to criticism with by calling his critics names and failing to address their arguments. In an interview on BBC Radio 4, Plimer spouts his usual outrageous falsehoods: “We cannot stop carbon emissions because most of them come from volcanoes.” Not true — even Martin Durkin’s Swindle retracted this one. And when the…

Plimer the plagiarist

Eli Rabett has been investigating Ian Plimer’s claim that climate scientists were cooking the books on the CO2 record. Plimer wrote: The raw data from Mauna Loa is ‘edited’ by an operator who deletes what is considered poor data. Some 82% of the raw data is “edited” leaving just 18% of the raw data measurements…

I must be psychic

When Kurt Lambeck criticized Ian Plimer on Ockhams Razor, he gaves specific examples of Plimer’s errros of omission and commission. I gazed into my crystal ball and wrote: I predict that Plimer will respond to this by denying that his science has been criticised, claiming that Lambeck’s criticism was merely an ad hominem attack, and…

Temper tantrums at the Spectator

After Ian Plimer reneged on his agreement to answer Monbiot’s questions, the folks at the Spectator have reacted just like Plimer does to criticism — with name calling and nothing to address the criticism. Spectator columnist Rod Liddle Moonbat … You pompous, monomaniacal, jackass. … reminds me a little of the hardline creationists you find…

Just as I thought, Ian Plimer’s questions for Monbiot were a pretext to avoid answering Monbiot’s questions. Monbiot writes: Creationists and climate change deniers have this in common: they don’t answer their critics. They make what they say are definitive refutations of the science. When these refutations are shown to be nonsense, they do not…

Ian Plimer is a big chicken

George Monbiot has the details on Plimer’s latest attempts to evade answering Monbiot’s questions. Plimer wrote to him: There are seven versions of Heaven and Earth and only my Australian publisher and I know the differences in diagrams, references and text between the seven. It has taken some time to look at your questions and…

Plimer’s bluff called

I think the purpose of Plimer’s strange questions was to give himself a pretext to avoid answering Monbiot’s questions, but Gavin Schmidt has countered this ploy by addressing Plimer’s questions at RealClimate.

Bob Ward on Plimer

Bob Ward reviews Ian Plimer’s Heaven and Earth in The Times: It is easy to see why this book has attracted attention, particularly from right-wing commentators who have long believed that man-made climate change is a conspiracy theory. But this book is so full of errors that readers who believe its content could be seriously…

Plimer chickens out

After George Monbiot panned Plimer’s book for his grotesque scientific errors, Plimer challenged Monbiot to a face-to-face debate. Of course, Plimer would do his usual Gish gallop with such a format, so Monbiot agreed with just one condition: Last week I wrote to Professor Plimer accepting his challenge, on the condition that he accepts mine.…