Professor Bob Carter answers
15 questions about climate change
Video clips filmed July, 2011
Interviewer – Mark Pascoe
Cameraman – Stephen Limkin
Production – Mark Pascoe & Light Studios
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Q1. Is the climate changing?
Q2. Is dangerous, human-caused warming occurring?
Q3. What does the meteorological record say?
Q4. Is the temperature currently warming or cooling?
Q5. What about the last 10,000 years?
Q6. Why does the government keep on talking about a carbon tax?
Q7. Is carbon dioxide an environmental pollutant or a benefit?
Q8. How much carbon dioxide are humans putting into the atmosphere?
Q9. How much extra warming is caused by human carbon dioxide emissions?
Q10. Are modern atmospheric carbon dioxide levels high, or dangerous?
Q11. How big a problem are Australian emissions in a global context?
Q12. How much warming will be averted by cutting Australian emissions?
Q13. What will be the cost for Australian families of a carbon dioxide tax?
Q14. Why is the government proposing such an expensive, ineffectual policy?
Give Earth the benefit of the doubt (the “precautionary principle”)?
Professor Bob Carter, Hon. FRSNZ, is an independent research geologist and climate scientist.
He is Chief Scientific Advisor to the International Science Coalition, a senior Co-editor of the second
report of the Non-governmental international Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC-2, due for
publication in 2013), and author of the best-selling Climate: the Counter consensus.