Caught this chap on the ABC this morning (no link or transcript on the local radio), and it was a tragic example of what happens when an interviewer prepares for the wrong interview.
It was fairly plain the interviewer was expecting an Al Gore acolyte, instead he ended up with a calm, rational, qualified man telling him AGW was doubtful at the best. Yes climate change is real, but it has always changed…
The interviewee,Dr Geoff Deacon, Manager Simpson Collection, Earth & Planetary Sciences had a number of points to make.
a: Ocean level rises are lower than they historically have been.
b: Carbon dioxide levels increase after temperature rises.
c: Carbon levels have been much, much higher before with no linked rise in temperatures.
His whole point was basically that AGW proponents are looking at a 200 year trend in cycles which have been going on for thousands of years.
Ill give a little report on the presentation, probably tomorrow, if Bolt and the other “denyalists” havent had this bloke on their shows they are doing themselves a disservice, hes great on radio.
Heres a link to his lecture from the museum site. Dont know if tonight’s is exactly the same or not..
He is at least as qualified as Tim Flannery, and even works in a strongly related field, yet has drawn a different conclusion from his studies. A non alarmist one.
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