Blogger Barry: I received this in email format and found it
interesting. Hope you too find it stimulating…
CARBON DIOXIDE SOURCE
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.
Born 12 February 1946 (age 67)
Fields Earth Science, Geology, Mining Engineering
Institutions University of New England,University of
Newcastle,University of Melbourne,University of Adelaide
Alma mater University of New South Wales,Macquarie
Thesis The pipe deposits of tungsten-molybdenum-bismuth in
eastern Australia (1976)
Notable awards Eureka Prize (1995, 2002),Centenary Medal
(2003), Clarke Medal (2004)
Professor Ian Plimer could not have said it better!
If you’ve read his book you will agree, this is a good summary.
Where Does the Carbon Dioxide Really Come From?
PLIMER: “Okay, here’s the bombshell. The volcanic eruption in
Iceland . Since its first spewing of volcanic ash 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
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 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 bush fire 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’
Hey, isn’t it interesting how they don’t mention ‘Global Warming’
anymore, but just ‘Climate Change’ – you know why? It’s because the
planet has COOLED by 0.7 degrees in the past century and these
global warming bull artists 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 that will achieve
absolutely nothing except make you poorer. It won’t stop any
volcanoes from erupting, that’s for sure.
But, hey, relax……give the world a hug and have a nice day!”
Blogger Barry says: I agree with Prof Plimer. Our earth has been
going through thousands of climate cycles for billions of years and
our efforts will not and will never change Nature. Nature is the
force and is there naturally… However, I do firmly believe in
keeping our beautifull planet as pristine as possible, for the
furtherance of all life.
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