I Talk to the Trees -- then and now
The hysteria of today --
-- contrasted with the breeziness of then --
Man is in an unavoidable relationship with nature. He is part of it, but almost uniquely (so far as we know) the only conscious part of it. The mechanics of that relationship are described by science, but it is often characterized by politics and culture. The conflicts between those two modes are highlighted by geologist Ian Plimer "a prominent critic of creationism and of the theory of human-induced global warming". Plimer recently gave a talk at the Sydney Miner's Club criticizing the theory of Global Warming. His talk and presentation are here. The action starts with slide 2; the introduction is a little slow.