Reviews of articles by: Ian Plimer

ARTICLE REVIEWS

Video interview of Ian Plimer at Sky News falsely claims that a new study announces an incoming ice age, partly based on an incorrect Daily Mail headline

in Sky News, by Ian Plimer

“This video is chock full of false and misleading information, and presented in a way to make the correct scientific information seem like a farce. For example, the direct link between human emissions of carbon dioxide and global warming is very well established. The physics and chemistry of this link has been understood for well over 100 years, and science continues to affirm it.”

— 20 Jan 2021


Ian Plimer op-ed in The Australian again presents long list of false claims about climate

in The Australian, by Ian Plimer

“This article is a mixture of misdirection, misleading claims, and outright falsehoods. The author attempts to paint a picture of current climate change as simply a continuation of natural changes that have occurred in the past. But this neglects the clear evidence that climate change over the last two centuries has been shown to be largely man-made, that it is much more rapid that anything we have seen in the last two thousand years if not longer, and that it is occurring in the context of a globe with more than 7 billion human inhabitants.”

— 26 Nov 2019


Commentary in The Australian by Ian Plimer relies on false claims to make its case

in The Australian, by Ian Plimer

“If you think that potentially causing hundreds of millions of refugees and trillions of dollars in damages is fine because some plants did well in the same conditions millions of years ago when humans weren’t around, then you could support this article.”

— 20 May 2019


The Australian publishes “deeply ill-informed” opinion on climate by Ian Plimer

in The Australian, by Ian Plimer

“This article is an amalgamation of logical fallacies, misleading talking points, and downright factually incorrect statements regarding the physics of the climate system. Every talking point in this article has been debunked many times over and it is astonishing that this was published.”

— 09 Aug 2018


Commentary in The Australian ignores evidence and misrepresents research while falsely claiming humans are not responsible for climate change

in The Australian, by Ian Plimer

“Yet another in the exhausting heap of opinions choosing not to engage with evidence, while still expecting readers to believe inaccurate and baseless claims. It is baffling why publications such as The Australian wish to promote opinions that are both not well-argued and demonstrably not based on fact.”

— 26 Oct 2017


CLAIM REVIEWS

Video of Ian Plimer incorrectly states that human CO2 emissions are not responsible for increased atmospheric CO2 concentrations and global warming

CLAIM
Increases in atmospheric CO2 is mainly from natural causes, like ocean outgassing, and not from humans who emit so little in comparison

SOURCE: Ian Plimer, Conservative Political Action Conference

Published: 04 Dec 2023

VERDICT

CLINTEL group inaccurately represents climate science in its declaration of “no climate emergency” once again

CLAIM
Global warming is just the end of the Little Ice Age; Warming is slower than climate models forecasted; Carbon dioxide is beneficial to Earth; Global warming is not intensifying or increasing the frequency of natural disasters

SOURCE: Naveen Athrappully, The Epoch Times, Global Climate Intelligence Group (“CLINTEL”)

Published: 04 Sep 2023

VERDICT

Temperatures on Earth are increasing and the rise is drastically outpacing previous natural changes in the planet’s climate

CLAIM
“We have been cooling down for the past 4000 years”; the Earth has cooled since the ‘medieval warming’, “It’s all about when you start the measurements”

SOURCE: Ian Plimer, Media Research Center

Published: 15 May 2023

VERDICT

Ian Plimer wrongly claims that carbon dioxide emissions do not cause climate change

CLAIM
there is no relationship between temperature and carbon dioxide emissions by ­humans[...] carbon dioxide has had a minuscule effect on global climate

SOURCE: Ian Plimer, The Australian

Published: 11 Aug 2018

VERDICT

Ian Plimer incorrectly claims human-caused emissions are short-lived

CLAIM
The ­atmospheric residency time of carbon dioxide is five years and it is quickly sequestered into plants, marine life, oceans and sediments.

SOURCE: Ian Plimer, The Australian

Published: 11 Aug 2018

VERDICT