PSA-210413-Carbon Dioxide


Ian Rutherford Plimer   is an Australian geologist, professor emeritus of earth sciences at the University of Melbourne, professor of mining geology at the University of Adelaide, and the director of multiple mineral exploration and mining companies.

 He has published 130 scientific papers, six books and edited the Encyclopedia of Geology.  Sounds pretty learned/credible, don’t you think?

These are his extensive credentials:

Born12  February 1946
FieldsEarth Science, Geology,Mining Engineering
InstitutionsUniversity of New England,University of Newcastle,University of Melbourne,University of Adelaide
Alma materUniversity of New South Wales,Macquarie University
ThesisThe pipe deposits of tungsten-molybdenum-bismuth in easternAustralia (1976)
Notable awardsEureka Prize (1995, 2002),Centenary Medal(2003),Clarke Medal (2004)

Where Does the Carbon Dioxide Really Come From?

Professor Ian Plimer’s book in a brief summary:

PLIMER : “Okay, here’s the bombshell. The volcanic eruption in Iceland.  Since its first spewing of volcanic ash, it has, in just FOUR DAYS, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet – all of you.

Of course, you know about this evil carbon dioxide that we are trying to suppress – it’s that vital chemical compound that every plant requires to live and grow and to synthesize into oxygen for us humans and all animal life.

I know….it’s very disheartening to realize that all of the carbon emission savings you have accomplished while suffering the inconvenience and expense of driving Prius hybrids, buying fabric grocery bags, sitting up till midnight to finish your kids “The Green Revolution” science project, throwing out all of your non-green cleaning supplies, using only two squares of toilet paper, putting a brick in your toilet tank reservoir, selling your SUV and speedboat, vacationing at home instead of abroad,nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle, replacing all of your 50 cent light bulbs with $10.00 light bulbs…..well, all of those things you have done have all gone down the tubes in just four days!

The volcanic ash emitted into the Earth’s atmosphere in just four days – yes, FOUR DAYS – by that volcano in Iceland has totally erased every single effort you have made to reduce the evil beast, carbon. And there are around 200 active volcanoes on the planet spewing out this crud at any one time – EVERY DAY.

I don’t really want to rain on your parade too much,

but I should mention that when the volcano Mt Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, it spewed out more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the entire human race had emitted in all its years on earth.

Yes, folks, Mt Pinatubo was active for over One year – think about it.

Of course, I shouldn’t spoil this ‘touchy-feely tree-hugging’ moment and mention the effect of natural solar and cosmic activity, and the well-recognized 800-year global heating and cooling cycle, which keeps happening despite our completely insignificant efforts to affect climate change.

And I do wish I had a silver lining to this volcanic ash cloud, but the fact of the matter is that the wildfire season across the western USA and Australia this year alone will negate your efforts to reduce carbon in our world for the next two to three years. And it happens every year.

Just remember that your government just tried to impose a whopping carbon tax on you, on the basis of the BOGUS ‘human-caused’ climate-change scenario.

Hey, isn’t it interesting how they don’t mention ‘Global Warming’ anymore, but just ‘Climate Change.

It’s because the planet has COOLED by 0.7 degrees in the past century and these global warming advocates got caught with their pants down.

And, just keep in mind that you might yet have an Emissions Trading Scheme – that whopping new tax – imposed on you by your government, that will achieve absolutely nothing except make you poorer.

It won’t stop any volcanoes from erupting, that’s for sure.

But, hey, …..go give the world a hug and have a nice day


Here is a link to a debate which argues every point made in Dr. Palmer’s dissertation:

I argue against the fact checking article this way: The debater claims that for every dollar spent on reducing air pollution there is thirty times return. This is probably true, but I must posit that there is also a law of diminishing returns that the debater has conveniently left out. I have lived through the years of great air quality improvements in our country. and the improvement has been great. What I see now is that a great expense has to be incurred for less and less improvement. The debater should concentrate on cleaning the air in countries that are major polluters. It is my opinion that he will not because he hasn’t the fortitude to do so. He is also one who believes the USA has deep pockets and thus should be the one who bears the burden of the global clean up .

The United States undertook its massive clean up at the expense of our economy, I trust that the countries that are now passing through that stage will soon realize that they cannot continue to spew toxins into the air to poison their citizens. The problem with my argument is that countries like China who suffer from massive poverty see air pollution as a minimal problem. Why spend trillions to clean the air to extend the lives of the Chinese only to have them starve to death. Their priorities are correct: 1. eliminate poverty and hunger, 2. Eliminate air pollution.

Meanwhile, the pollsters spill the toxins into the atmosphere and dilute them into the cleaner sectors thus harming inhabitants far from the perpetrators. So is it our responsibility to clean up the global atmosphere by filtering the the pollutants in our local atmosphere that are arriving from the opposite half of the earth? I say not. It makes more sense to do it locally where the effect will be much greater and the country can benefit for the investment by thirty times.