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  • Plimer the plagiarist, blogged at: http://scienceblogs.com/deltoid/2009/10/plimer the plagiarist.php discussing the analysis of Mauna Loa CO2 data; and

  • Plimer exposed as a fraud, blogged at: http://scienceblogs.com/deltoid/2009/12/plimer exposed as a fraud.php discussing the Plimer-Monbiot debate on the BC.

  • Barry Brook’s Brave New Climate blog began shortly after the launch. Barry also kindly mirrored the various versions of my analysis. The starting point is: http://bravenewclimate.com/2009/04/23/ian-plimer-heaven-and-earth/ number of the early reviews were reprinted in The ustralian Geologist September 2009

issue.

Defences of Plimer

In ustralia, much of the media support for Heaven + Earth came from The ustralian. The ed- itor Chris Mitchell has won the 2009 PPE JN Pierce ward (from the ustralian Petroleum

Production & Exploration policy:

ssociation) for Media Excellence for coverage of climate change

http://www.appea.com.au/content/pdfs docs xls/NewsMedia/ PPE MediaReleases/2009 Conference

/ PPE noting

%20Media%20Release%20-%20090601%20-%20JN%20Pierce %20 ward.pdf

that

Several

correspondents

at

The

ustralian

including

Michael

Stutchbur

,

Lenore

aylo , Matt Chambers, Cath Hart and Matthew tributed to this very high standard of journalism.

arren, were judged to have significantly con-

  • extensive supporting statement on the back cover by Va´clav Klaus (at the time President of the European Union) praises the book as powerful clear understandable and extremely useful.

  • Similarly, on the back cover Nigel Lawson (Lord Lawson of Blaby) describes the book as a scrupulous and scholarly analysis of both the climate science and what is truly known of climatic history. . .

Writing in the

ustralian (2009/4/18) Christopher Pearson noted that he would be MC

at the

delaide launch39 predicting that for national debate . . . in all likelihood 2009 will

be

seen

as

the

turning

point

and

divided

into

pre

and

post-Plimer

eras.

The

majority

of Pearson’s article picks up on represent a substitute religion.

Plimer’s

assertion

that

concerns

about

global

warming

  • In the Brisbane launch (2009/5/19), Senator Ron Boswell observed40 Regardless of Copen-

hagen our ETS will impose a carbon cost on our business which our trading competitors

39 40

This was the first time I heard of Heaven + Earth. Downloaded from ronboswell.com, 2009/06/26.

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