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Climategate: A Veteran Meteorologist Exposes the Global Warming Scam Hardcover – April 22, 2010
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What was so hard in my journey here as an engineer was to see that such a large segment of the academic and scientific community has been corrupted into religiously advancing this theory. The incentive system of having government funding as the primary source where you get funding to advance the theory, but sit out in the cold if you don't buy in is in itself rather disturbing. Sussman didn't delve into this aspect, but it is partially covered in the book "SuperFreakonomics". I have yet to see any author take on the challenge of how to reform science funding. For the sake of the continued contribution of science to human prosperity, this challenge must be taken up.
My only real criticism of Sussman is that he is preaching to the choir. He doesn't do enough to bring people along who are where I was a couple of years ago -- skeptical, but not quite able to believe the extent of the corruption. In my own journey the writings of Freeman Dyson at Princeton, Richard Lindzen at MIT and the well known systems engineer Burt Rutan helped me a great deal.
Sussman is not afraid of letting you know what he thinks about certain people and ideas. Most of the time, this makes for good reading. On occasion, though, he could've toned things down a little (like calling Karl Marx a bast****). The text is well referenced, but there are the occasional exaggerations (300 mph jet streams? - rare, at best) and instances when more/better documentation would've been great - especially when he references his own interviews and refers to the climategate emails. Sussman is clearly writing about a topic he holds to be important, and it is this fervor which makes this book good. As much of the book is about his personal experiences (challenges, perhaps), he's encountered in both his professional and personal life since he's officially become a 'denier.' Very little of the science presented in this book was 'new' for me; that will be true for you as well, if you keep up to date on the topic. If you're looking for a peek into the makings of climategate and care about scientific integrity & ethics, however, this will be an excellent read. Enjoy.
Missed so far on these pages is a simple observation: of being that Mr. Sussman's research was not originally scientific - it was research for citable data from professional and academic sources that he analyzed and then commented on. Anyone who disagrees with Sussman has missed the point and indeed the science and method involved. Rather than challenge Sussman - 'warmers' need to debunk or argue to marginalize his sources.
When you mix political discourse with science - as Sussman has done - sparks tend to fly. Make no mistake - this book was deliberately released to stimulate the NEEDED debate over CAP-'n-Trade - the (people who currently run the) Federal Government's attempt to curtail the emission of CO2 by taxing its producers. Since corporations don't pay taxes - only collect them from their customers - the rationale behind this legislation should be wide open to further discussion - not shut down and most importantly - with China and India exempting themselves from the process - exactly what climatic gains will result? Sussman answers this - almost none. This aspect of the debate has been waiting for an answer from the 'warmers'.
Then there is Sussman's delving into his political associations, history, impetus and what he claims is the true agenda of the 'warmers'. There is no doubt in my mind that Sussman knew in advance exactly what his book would do. Here is where he gains, loses and draws vile from various special interest groups.Read more ›
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An excellent overview of the issues and why people need to open their eyes and ears and think. What does consensus mean? Read morePublished 26 days ago by rksman
Sussman did his homework. It's a shame someone has to work so hard to prove what is just common sense to many of us. Of course humans aren't causing global warming. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Susan J.
A lot of information I was unaware of. Good book revealing the"Global warming scam"Published 2 months ago by Lyle S.
This was the best book on politics/conspiracy that I have ever read. I am starting my second read of it already.Published 3 months ago by Dr. Anthony K. Stevens
A must read. The only place to get the truth about climate. Wake up fools!Published 3 months ago by terry roberts
Very engaging and on point. It completely destroys the myth of man made climate change.Published 3 months ago by battman2
Green is the new red comrade
A snarky TV Weatherman in a tacky suit, can perhaps, convince me of.......a 30% chance of afternoon showers... Read more