Repeat After Me: Carbon Dioxide Is Good for Us, by Ian Plimer
The opinion essay that begins in the third paragraph below was published on August 7, 2018 in The Australian, the most widely circulated daily newspaper in Australia. Ian Plimer is an Australian geologist, professor and former Head of the School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne. He is the author of several books including Heaven + Earth: Global Warming: The Missing Science (2009). The essay addresses the conventional narrative that human activity is causing potentially dangerous global warming. In the current politicized debate about the Earth's climate, an internet search will turn up detailed commentary criticizing the essay and impugning the author's motives. Dr. Plimer's credentials and his analysis speak to the validity of his argument. He has had a long and distinguished academic career. For nearly twenty years Professor Plimer has devoted much of his thought to the hypothesis that human activities are causing a change in climate that will lead to dangerous global