Using a spoon to launch a grenade
Tuesday, 27th May, 2014
By Erica Visser
Influential climate change sceptic Ian Plimer last night launched his tenth book in the city.
The first copies of the 200-page “Not for Greens” were released earlier yesterday at Broken Hill’s annual Resources and Investment symposium.
Mr Plimer has launched his past books in Sydney or Melbourne but said it was time he “gave back to Broken Hill”.
“This book was finished on the sixth of May, it is now the 26th of May. That is an absolute record for publishing,” Mr Plimer told the BDT.
“Broken Hill started my career so it’s time I gave it something back.”
The book was published by Victorian company Connor Court Publishing.
Mr Plimer said that it was designed to be “deliberately offensive”.
“I have a grenade that I’ve launched into the enemy camp,” he said.
“The founder of Greenpeace wrote the foreword.”
But Mr Plimer said the book would also play an important role in highlighting the importance of the mining industry.
“I go through the whole process of making a teaspoon and feeding yourself.”
He argues that fossil fuels are essential to make something as necessary as cutlery and that the implementation of environmental policies would destroy our modern lifestyle.