GUEST OVERVIEW: Ian Plimer is Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne, where he was Professor and Head of Earth Sciences, after serving at the University of Newcastle as Professor and Head of Geology. He was Professor of Mining Geology at The University of Adelaide and has published more than 140 scientific papers & was one of the editors for the five-volume Encyclopedia of Geology. Ian Plimer has won many awards including 1995 Australian Humanist of the Year, the Centenary Medal, the Eureka Prize (twice) and the Michael Daley Prize for science broadcasting. Ian Plimer spent much of his life in Broken Hill where he retains strong links. Ian Plimer has a new book out called Green Murder. In this book he charges the greens with murder; the murder of humans who are kept in eternal poverty without coal-fired electricity; of forests and their wildlife by clear felling for mining, wind turbines and their bushfire policies; of economies producing unemployment and hopelessness; of free speech and freedoms and the intellectual and economic future of young people.
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