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Don't Sell Your Coat: Surprising Truths About Climate Change [Kindle Edition]

Harold Ambler
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Book Description

Don't Sell Your Coat has proven to be not only one of the best-selling books on climate change, but possibly the best book on climate change, period. 

Many educated people believe that mankind is hastening the destruction of the world through the emission of carbon dioxide. But the evidence to support this extreme view is eroding before our eyes. In this impossible-to-put-down book Harold Ambler presents the history of climate, and of climate change hysteria, in ways that are accessible to the average Joe or Jill. 

Without compromising on scientific detail, Ambler spends each chapter focusing on a different facet of climate science including sunspots, tradewinds, computer modeling, and data collection. He also connects political stakeholders in the global warming arena to various distortions of the science. This distillation of information gives the reader the ability to decide whether global warming is a tangible threat or a convenient propaganda tool.

Editorial Reviews


"How did the good politics of social justice become chained to the bad science of global warming? Read Don't Sell Your Coat to find out." - Freeman Dyson, world-renowned physicist, Princeton professor emeritus

"Harold Ambler has assembled an easy-to-follow, systematic, common-sense treatment of the manmade global warming agenda that demands the attention of any person of good will in this debate." - Joe Bastardi, WeatherBELL Analytics chief forecaster

"You don't need to be a right-wing SOB to think that 'man made global warming' is an Enron-style scam. Harold Ambler is a card-carrying liberal and he thinks so, too. He's also very funny. Buy this book!" - James Delingpole, author of Watermelons: The Green Movement's True Colors

From the Author

The statement that 'the science is in' is inherently ironic. The science is never in, and saying so reveals an antipathy for science.

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  • File Size: 1804 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Lansing International Books (January 27, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0072VSQFQ
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #434,038 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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76 of 94 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A cogent and revealing review of Climate Change February 15, 2012
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Read this book and skip Michael Mann's recent prevarications The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines.

Some say fire, some say ice (thank you Robert Frost), but the ice fans have far more real science to back their claims.

Even in green-benighted Germany the seeds of doubt have recently arisen. Only currently available in German, "Die Kalte Sonne" (The Cold Sun) by Dr Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt covers a similar thesis.

Ambler uses logic, simple non-technical language and many examples to make his points, making this quite accessible to the non-mathematical yet thorough and convincing. Some reviewers have said this is a left-wing approach, but I find it more properly described as neutral. He makes the cogent point that true environmental causes and real concerns such as world hunger and mercury contamination have been consumed in the conflagration of the Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming propaganda crusade. Even the most conservative talking heads agree that the earth requires good stewardship. Spending billions on useless carbon credits to prevent a non-catastrophe that can't be prevented anyway is not good stewardship.

If you are a thorough CAGW believer, try this book to see how the other half lives. You won't be trashed or demonized and you might learn something. If you have a skeptical bent, read this book as a thorough basic review. I have read most of the basic points in other sources, but Ambler brings them together and puts them in context very well.

If the next decades bring an extended lessening of Solar Activity, I vote with Ambler that it should be called the "Eddy Minimum" after Jack Eddy. Read "Don't Sell Your Coat" to see why!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The IPCC has got it wrong - it will get colder. September 24, 2014
By ep289
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A very convincing expose of climate junk science. Particularly strong on the demolition of IPCC's climate modeling systems. The description of what has to be covered in a climate modeling program is so vast that it is incomprehensible that they will ever work or be useful - they have failed so far. Yet this is IPCC's main proof of man's contribution to global warming.
Also he gives a very effective explanation on the sun's almost total contribution to climate changing.
Another area of interest is the impossibility of measuring the average global temperatures - it goes in to the many variables and problems in marking the temperatures, so you have to question what we are told.
It does not cover as many aspects as other climate sceptics books and is a bit wordy - but the areas covered are done in some depth.
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49 of 66 people found the following review helpful
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This is a very welcome book. Even if you have a dozen or so books on the subject, you may well find this one to be different in three ways:

First of all, it is VERY readable - cover to cover in two evenings. And it is not very technical. This means that the science is nicely, and accurately, digested. Alarmist might reflexively complain that such an evaluation means that the "true consensus science" is ignored. Others may note that this more approachable presentation prevents the alarmist from shouting "you wouldn't understand - we're smart and you aren't - you just have to trust us." Those who have read many of the more technical books will find their thus acquired, and thereafter well-considered views, to be nicely reflected by Ambler.

Second, the point of attack here is that the earth is getting colder. This, while not originating with Ambler, constitutes an alarmism in the other direction, and thereby tends to co-opt (retake) the legitimate vista. Instead of discrediting the global warming ->climate change -> increase in severe weather event mantra, a more obvious implication of the evidence is upon us. No longer is it "Oh Yea! - well the last two years were not warmer" or even "there has been no statistically significant warming for 13 years" but rather "it's GOING to get cold." And inasmuch as the case for CO2 driven warming (human or otherwise) was bogus (the logarithmic relationship and anti-causality for example), here in contrast, a truly scientific case for cooling is outlined. This return to honesty is good news for the profession of science, but not great for those of us who don't particularly appreciate a chill.

The third element to note is that Ambler generally writes as a journalist or historian in telling us how we GOT into this mess.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Makes a strong case to support the position that the global warming is the result of natural cycles, particularly the sun, affecting out climate. Good reading, but less scientific than The Neglected Sun.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Eye opener June 10, 2014
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Adults should be put in charge of this whole business about global warming a.k.a climate change a.k.a climate disruption, whatever name they give to it. This book gives ample reasons to reconsider the whole thing using FACTS, HARD DATA, as opposed to quasi religious beliefs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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interesting reading..very well researched book. would recommend this to anyone and especially those who are so convinced of AGW without researching it for themselves.
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21 of 32 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read, biased but a real eye opener April 15, 2012
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This book is entertaining and easy to read by non-scientists but it is not neutral: it is a catalog of counterarguments against catastrophic man-made global warming. The author actually predicts global cooling.

I do not think he is very thorough in his scientific analysis, perhaps for the sake of clarity, but the book successfully destroys the claim that there is a scientific consensus on climate change. The debate is very real and this book is a good summary of the points of contention.

I wished the author would pair up with a "warmist" author to produce a side-by-side discussion.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Twain said statistics were worse than lies
Twain said statistics were worse than lies. All the computer generated data analysis is beyond anyone's ability to know how accurate it is. Read more
Published 27 days ago by phillip gill
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Finally a practical explanation of what's really happening...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
One of the best books on climate change you can read.
Published 1 month ago by Henry Roe
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring book!
I thought this might have a humorous take to the global "warming", but no, it was dry and full of statistics, charts and lots of boring history. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Buyer Bear
5.0 out of 5 stars the whole truth paints a different picture
Climate change has become a religion, a very costly one, that will cause more damage to mankind than ISIS will.o
Published 1 month ago by M. dunn
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Handily strikes down the most common arguments for global warming.
Published 4 months ago by infopackrat
5.0 out of 5 stars If You're Not Already, Will Make You Another Denier!
As the proof is in the pudding, you cannot read this and still believe in global warming.
Published 7 months ago by Jim Wolfson
5.0 out of 5 stars Are these the good old days of weather?
Great book for the open minded that believe science is the continual search for truth and not something to be declared settled (like the world is flat).
Published 11 months ago by Scalper
3.0 out of 5 stars Well researched
Interesting and logical but print too small for comfortable reading on iPad.
could have explored more The possibility of us entering a cooling cycle which may be... Read more
Published 11 months ago by John Peach
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Harold Ambler, a lifelong environmentalist, has been talking about weather and climate since he could first speak. He studied at Dartmouth and Columbia and started his journalism career at The New Yorker. His work has appeared in The New York Daily News, The Wall Street Journal, The National Review Online, The Huffington Post, The AtlanticWire, The Berkeley Daily Planet,, and elsewhere.

Ambler's piece "Mr. Gore: Apology Accepted" was the third-most e-mailed blogger piece on The Huffington Post for more than 18 months.

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