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Don't Sell Your Coat: Surprising Truths About Climate Change Paperback – December 15, 2011
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"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
"How did the good politics of social justice become chained to the bad science of global warming? This tragic mistake of the Democrats may throw America into the hands of the Republicans. Read 'Don't Sell Your Coat' to find out how it happened." - Freeman Dyson, world-renowned physicist, Princeton professor emeritus
"This is a great book for bright young minds. It is also an ideal present for someone who is starting to realise the level of inculcation which has been occurring and is in need of suitable materials for self de-programming." - Roger Tattersall
"This is a book written with a lovely lightness of touch which should make it accessible to just about anyone. It has also been rather beautifully put together, with some very nice photos to pep up the inevitable graphs." - Andrew Montford, author of The Hockey Stick Illusion
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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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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!
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.
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.Read more ›
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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More denialist nonsense that's been debunked over and over and over again. He is no scientist. The book is complete crap.Published 6 months ago by K. Twain
Good summary of multiple scientific of lines of reasoning against man made climate change, Well integrated with the history of distorted science that has corrupted public policy. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Merit Smith
Excellent exposé of the scam that is the "global warming" fraud. (Note: because the globe has NOT warmed for the past 17 years, they now call it "climate... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Carl
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 morePublished 10 months ago by phillip gill
Finally a practical explanation of what's really happening...Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
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 morePublished 11 months ago by Buyer Bear
Climate change has become a religion, a very costly one, that will cause more damage to mankind than ISIS will.oPublished 11 months ago by MOD