Topic archives: Ian Plimer

Rundle: why climate change activism has failed (and how it can be saved)

February 9, 2017 42

Increasingly, the excluded classes see science as abstract, alien and oppressive.

Which well-known garbage company donated $25k to a far-right political party?

February 1, 2017 1

Australia's minor political parties are often funded by their own candidates, but unions and business did tip in.

Climate denier Ian Plimer takes on the people’s Pope

November 24, 2015 15

Goodness gracious, Pope Francis thinks that stopping carbon emissions will help the poor, when everyone knows only coal and the free market will do that.

Climate sceptic HQ: undercover at Ian Plimer’s book launch

Climate sceptic HQ: undercover at Ian Plimer’s book launch

July 15, 2014 31

Ian Plimer's latest book argues manmade climate change is not real and environmentalists are damaging the planet. Crikey infiltrated the book launch to see Plimer's fans in action.

Get Fact: testing Ian Plimer on wind and solar power

Get Fact: testing Ian Plimer on wind and solar power

July 14, 2014 47

Ian Plimer, an ally of Gina Rinehart, has written a new book criticising environmentalists and casting doubt on climate change. Renewable energy expert Dr Mark Diesendorf does some fact-checking.

Get Fact: how accurate is Ian Plimer’s new book?

Get Fact: how accurate is Ian Plimer’s new book?

July 11, 2014 19

The climate sceptics' hero, Ian Plimer, has a new book out. Climate academic Ian McHugh fact-checks some of his claims about climate change. And did Plimer plagiarise?

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

May 13, 2014

Leighton considering Spanish sell-off? ... Bullying in corporate spinning ... Cor Plimer, ready for launch ... Man-heavy Young Labor responds ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

May 9, 2014 2

PM's literary awards swinging Right? ... ABC salary whispers ... the wrong way to launder money ...

The pot calling the kettle green

May 8, 2014

Crikey readers have their say on Ian Plimer and the looming disaster of private sector debt.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

May 8, 2014 9

WA cuts renewables? ... Ian Plimer's religious links ... missing: PM's Literary Awards ...

Ian Plimer takes on the ‘totalitarian’ greens in latest book

Ian Plimer takes on the ‘totalitarian’ greens in latest book

May 7, 2014 52

Ian Plimer is a highly influential climate sceptic. His new book, via a Ballarat-based Catholic-aligned publisher, takes on the environmental movement. Will Tony Abbott read it?

Dept of Climate Change rebuts Plimer’s book for sceptic kids

Dept of Climate Change rebuts Plimer’s book for sceptic kids

May 7, 2012 57

The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency have confirmed that they crafted and published a document after public outrage from teachers and scientists about Ian Plimer's climate change sceptic book aimed at children.

IPA under fire from scientists over Plimer book mail out

IPA under fire from scientists over Plimer book mail out

April 5, 2012

Scientists and teachers have accused free market think tank The Institute of Public Affairs of spreading disinformation by sending copies of Ian Plimer's latest book to hundreds of schools around the country, reports Matthew Knott.

Ian Plimer: the poster boy for seething shock jocks

January 25, 2012

Ian Plimer is one of the most imperious purveyors of climate scepticism in the world and has carved out significant influence in media and political circles, writes Tom Cowie.

Sceptics on the menu at Rinehart’s
luncheon

July 29, 2011 274

Billionaire mining magnate Gina Rinehart hosted a lunch with WA Premier Colin Barnett with a presentation from a prominent Australian climate-change sceptic, writes Graham Readfearn.

Barry: Bolt’s good job for Gina

April 6, 2011 31

If rumour is right, Lachlan Murdoch is taking a leaf out of his dad’s Fox News playbook by hiring populist right-wing commentator Andrew Bolt to front a new Sunday morning talk show on Ten.

Bernardi: Malcolm misled us

Bernardi: Malcolm misled us

June 1, 2010 154

There's no partyroom secrets when Cory Bernardi's on tour, as he gives the US Heartland Institute the good oil on Malcolm Turnbull's many faults and how he personally saved Australia from an ETS.

Monckton and Plimer: publish or perish

January 28, 2010

Climate change sceptics Lord Monckton and Ian Plimer have every right to their opinions. But if they want us to take them seriously, they must submit them to credible peer-reviewed journals, says scientist Alex Cook.

The fantasy that is an Abbott-led government

December 14, 2009

Tony Abbott’s media cheer squad are making encouraging noises, but even they seem to have their doubts about his leadership. Words such as "desperate" and "last hope" have been replaced by "high risk".

Ian Plimer: climate change sceptic or misguided idealogue?

December 11, 2009

If Heaven and Earth author and geologist Ian Plimer were a genuine climate change sceptic, he would be able to engage in actual debate on the issue, says Stephen Keim. Instead, he just comes across a misguided ideologue with little credibility.