|Just got my copy of Ian Plimer's new book, Heaven and Earth: Global Warming:The Missing Science.|
Going to be a good read I reckon. It must be sticking in the alarmists craw that 10,000 copies sold here in Australia in just two days and it had to be reprinted.
Here's a snippet:
In the 1996 report on the impact of global warming on health, one contributing author was an expert on the effectiveness of motorcycle helmets. That author had also written on the health effects of mobile phones. Other authors were environmental activists, one of whom had written on the health effects of mercury poisoning from land mines. If a land mine explodes, the last thing one thinks about is the health effects of mercury poisoning. In the 2007 report, the health effects of global warming were expertly dealt with by two lead authors, one of whom was a hygienist and another a specialist in coprolites (fossil faeces). Those who drove the publication of the chapters on the health effects of global warming had no formal expertise in the chapters' subject material, especially tropical diseases. In fact, the expert opinions of tropical disease scientists were ignored by the other lead authors with no experience in the field.
I know that when a biography check was done on a number of the supposed "expert" reviewers listed for the Fourth Assessment Report (from an admittedly less technical part of the report), a number turned out to be administrative assistants, website designers, database administrators, lawyers and the like.