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Air Con: The Seriously Inconvenient Truth About Global Warming Perfect Paperback – May 4, 2009
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The book is brilliant. The best I have seen which deals with the news item side of it as well as the science. He has done a very thorough job and I have no hesitation in unreserved commendation. It has come along at the time we most need it and I hope it is published and publicized widely. --Dr Vincent Gray, UN IPCC expert reviewer
This book by New Zealand journalist Ian Wishart a #1 bestselling author four times, surprised me by the completeness with which he reviewed and presents alternatives to the plethora of IPCC inspired spin and publicity which floods our media today.
His sixteen chapters examining aspects of the debate are meticulously footnoted and thus are a valuable reference resource for those wishing to dig deeper or keep up to speed with the unfolding global warming / carbon reduction political drama in years to come. --Dr Warwick Hughes, climatologist
Two excellent new books to cheer the sceptic's soul, Heaven + Earth - Global Warming: The Missing Science by Professor Ian Plimer and Air Con by Ian Wishart. These two publications approach the global warming debate from different directions, but end up complementing each other very well.
Ian Plimer's book is a thorough look at the science of global warming. As a geologist, Professor Plimer is perfectly placed to put the current climate change debate in the context of the history of the planet.
By contrast, Ian Wishart's book Air Con is a little more approachable for the non-scientific reader, and whilst including enough essential science to gain a good understanding of the issues, concentrates more on the political aspects of the global warming debate, including how the global warming industry has tried (unsuccessfully) to shut down any criticism of the consensus, and exposes the scientific skulduggery that often goes on to perpetuate global warming alarmism. ACM highly recommends both books as essential reading for those who wish to gain a more detailed understanding of the climate change debate - Australian Climate Madness --Australian Climate Madness
Ian Wishart's AIR CON is another masterpiece of scientific reason, letting the thinking world know that so-called man-made global warming is the greatest scam ever aimed at humanity.
Please read this book. - Professor David Bellamy, England --Professor David Bellamy, England
Air Con demonstrates, with hundreds of scientific references, that global warming was not, is not, and will not be a global crisis; that, even if per impossibile it might be, it is far more cost-effective to adapt as and if needed than to attempt to mitigate 'global warming' by cutting emissions of carbon dioxide; and that all attempts at mitigation would serve only to imprison the very poorest in their poverty, thereby perversely increasing world population and consequently the 'carbon footprint' of humankind, achieving an outcome precisely the opposite of that which was (however piously) intended.
The UN, Mikhail Gorbachev, Jacques Chirac, and other world-government wannabes are plotting to establish nothing less than a global, bureaucratic-centralist dictatorship under the pretext that it is necessary to 'Save The Planet'.
Ian Wishart's book demonstrates that there is not the slightest scientific reason for the new, quasi-religious belief that The Planet needs Saving. The new religion is merely an excuse for world government. World government will not, repeat not, be democratic government.
The 'global warming' debate is not really a debate about climatology - it is a debate about freedom. It is the aim of the growing world-government faction among the international classe politique to take away our hard-won freedom and democracy forever.
I commend this timely book, which makes the scientific arguments comprehensible to the layman. Those who read it will help to forestall the new Fascists and so to keep us free. --Lord Christopher Monckton, Viscount of Brenchley, former scientific advisor to Margaret Thatcher --Christopher Monckton, Viscount of Brenchley
More About the Author
He's been a radio News Director, a Chief of Staff for TV3 News and a magazine editor. His work has featured in the Times of London, Daily Mail, New Zealand Herald and America's massive Coast to Coast radio programme - to name a few. His books Totalitaria, Air Con and Vitamin D became Amazon bestsellers worldwide.
While writing his first book, The Paradise Conspiracy, Wishart's TVNZ office was discovered to have been bugged, his home was broken into, the manuscript for the book stolen, and an attempt was made on his life. Needless to say, he survived to write the story.
The first four chapters of The Paradise Conspiracy inspired movie director Geoff Murphy ("Young Guns II", "Under Siege 2") to produce the movie "Spooked" starring Cliff Curtis ("Runaway Jury", "Live Free or Die Hard") in a loose portrayal of Wishart's role as an investigative journalist.
He's been shot at, tear-gassed and stalked, but Wishart says his motivation remains telling the stories that "need to be told", whether its new leads on cold case murders, or government espionage.
Top Customer Reviews
This is the second book of Wishart's that I have read. His background is that of an investigative journalist.
He approaches the topic as someone who once was a luke warm advocate of AGW, but along the way became concerned about anomalies in the science and the debate.
He quickly declares his hand and is not shy about being very direct in his critique. He cites numerous references to support his views and has extensive coverage of such topics as the greenhouse effect, melting of the ice, rising sea levels, glacial thawing, urban heat islands, polar bears, the sun, etc. It is a book for the lay person rather than the scientist. He presents both sides of the arguments and has clearly done a huge amount of research. Because he has made up his own mind this is reflected in his language and his opinions.
Personally, I like Wishart's style. He has a history of sticking his neck out and he can be controversial, but he generally follows the facts, no matter what the reaction (probably as a good journalist should).
I found the book to be 'good reading' in that the information is compulsively readable. It helps that I have read quite widely on the topic and was familiar with many of the studies he cited.
The part of the book that really surprised me was his discussion around the leading players in the AGW movement. I have tended to ignore the conspiracy aspects of this debate from both ends. Again his investigative journalism background comes to the fore. He endeavours to follow the money and establish who benefits from the potential bonanza to be had in carbon credits.Read more ›
Mr. Wishart demonstrates the false science and data of the global warming alarmists. He describes the thoroughly refuted hockey stick of Michael Mann, the often bogus data offered by sections of NASA, and false statements on the melting of Greenland glaciers among other mendacity. Mr. Wishart uses this false information as a basis of his refutation of the anthropogenic global warming hypothesis. He states: "If data is faked or twisted, and can be proven so, then the credibility of those responsible is in doubt.'
Mr. Wishart then dissects the science pertaining to global warming. He begins with an extremely useful section on jargon. This alone can help the average reader see through some climate alarmist obfuscation. His book also includes a very useful summary of the scientific case against the anthropogenic global warming hypothesis. Mr. Wishart spotlights the often false science behind the global warming hoax such as the Mann hockey stick. He examines the strong possible natural causes of the planet warming in the last century such as the fluctuation of the solar magnetic field, and solar irradiance, and the El Nino ocean currents in the Pacific Ocean. He discusses the vertical shift of the continental tectonic plates. Mr.Read more ›
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UPDATE: and unfortunately I can't post this without first giving the book a star rating, which I'd prefer to leave over to you. However, given that it's mandatory, I'm going to have to slap it with five stars otherwise I'll spend the next six months being told on the blogs that I don't believe in my own product.
So, my five stars don't really count. Yours do.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Whilst brilliantly researched and presented, I wanted more detail about the "con" aspect of global warming/climate change.Published 19 months ago by Adrian
A must read for a reality check on "climate change" propaganda! If only all "investigative reporters" lived up to their name, as does Mr. Wishart!Published 19 months ago by R. Bischoff
For once a factual book about the myths of anthropogenic climate change! Supplied with web references easy to look up an verify. Read morePublished 20 months ago by shjco
Believers in AGW always dislike it when science facts don't substantiate their predetermined conclusions. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Craig Ellison
Its a shame that the masses don't read Ian Wishart's books. Every subject he reviews is such a good read and inspires one to want to try and stop corruption.Published 23 months ago by Lady Christian
The book is well-written and has very good documentation--not one of those books that lists vague comments by unnamed sources. Read morePublished on June 21, 2013 by Sheri Kimbrough
This is what's called the denial industry. It is extremely frusterating that these types of books are manipulating people's thought process into thinking that global warming is an... Read morePublished on April 9, 2013 by Ina Kapxhiu