Author talks climate change at formal hall
Geologist and author Ian Plimer was Campion’s guest at the first Formal Hall of the second semester.
The University of Melbourne professor emeritus gave an energetic off-the-cuff speech to assembled students and staff, which contained a mixture of details about his own professional history, and his views on various areas of science, especially climate.
Professor Plimer dedicated a large part of his talk to explaining the science behind carbon dioxide, while criticising what he described as a lack of evidence for the mainstream consensus on human-induced climate change.
Prof Plimer has written several scientific books and numerous articles, especially in geology, and sits on several mining boards belonging to Gina Rinehart.