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COVER STORY Biological and transgender worldviews are mutually exclusive

CANBERRA OBSERVED Can you have too much of a renewables thing?

FREEDOM OF SPEECH Professor Augusto Zimmermann addresses NCC WA on freedoms

NSW ABORTION BILL Clear and present danger to women's health

RURAL AFFAIRS Land-clearing laws render productive land useless and worthless

NATIONAL AFFAIRS Why an indigenous referendum is misconceived

POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY The post-liberal way: Make good use of the time in the wilderness

ASIAN AFFAIRS Hong Kong defies its obtrusive overlord

SPECIAL FILM REVIEW Danger Close: Australia's fiercest battle of the Vietnam War

HUMOUR Rage against the baked bean

MUSIC Riff wrap: The thing that makes it go 'pop'

CLASSIC CINEMA Dr Strangelove: Helpless fear turned to laughter

BOOK REVIEW The epic awfulness of Mao and his 'isms'

BOOK REVIEW From slave to son of the Church

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Heaven and Hell: The Pope Condemns the Poor to Eternal Poverty

Ian Plimer

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(Connor Court, Ballarat, 2015)
Paperback: 348 pages
ISBN: 9781925138801
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Book description

The encyclical letter of Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, (“Care for our common home”) was influenced by atheists, communists and green activists. The result is that the Pope advocates burdening the Developing World with inefficient unreliable high-cost renewable energy and agriculture, thereby keeping the poor in eternal poverty. Only when Developing-World children can do homework at night using cheap coal-fired electricity can they escape from poverty the author contends.

Looking purely at the science rather than the theology, Ian Plimer shows the failure of the Pope in his understanding of the real issues causing poverty, especially in the Developing World.

 

About the author

Ian Plimer is Professor of Mining Geology at the University of Adelaide and Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences at The University of Melbourne where he was Professor and Head from 1991 to 2005. He was previously Professor and Head of Geology at the University of Newcastle (1985–1991). Among his previous books are Heaven and Earth: Global Warming: The Missing Science, and A Short History of Planet Earth, which won the Eureka Prize.


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