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Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Brisbane Launch of Heaven and Earth

Heaven and Earth – Global Warming The Missing Science by the geologist Professor Ian Plimer was a shock bestseller and reached number one in book sales in Australia and as Brisbane representative of Connor Court Publishing I had the privilege of chairing a lunch time and evening launch of this book in place of its publisher, Anthony Cappello.

Professor Plimer came and spoke brilliantly, taking the audience on a journey through time as he outlined the history of climate change on earth. He was introduced at the lunch time launch by veteran Senator Ron Boswell the man who campaigned against Pauline Hanson and kept her out of the senate. In the evening it was the turn of another well known and outspoken parliamentarian, Senator Barnaby Joyce.

Despite the onset of heavy rain in Brisbane both were well attended at the old time Brisbane Pub the Pineapple Hotel. But it is not surprising because this book has sparked weeks of debate and articles in the pages of our national newspaper The Australian. It has also received praise from one of the nations most widely read columnist, Andrew Bolt.

- Victor Sirl