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Global Warming False Alarm: The Bad Science Behind the United Nations' Assertion that Man-made CO2 Causes Global Warming Perfect Paperback – July 10, 2009


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  • Perfect Paperback: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Canterbury Publishing; First edition (July 10, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984098909
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984098903
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,252,746 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ralph Alexander’s new book is a timely reminder that in spite of all the shrieking, man-made carbon dioxide might not be the showstopper it is portrayed to be. ... The author casts the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ... who are hell-bent on validating the original hypothesis that global warming is man-made ... as the problem. ... For the billions being paid to support the IPCC hypothesis on the off-chance, just about every other environmental problem could be solved. – Simon Osborne, Asian Investor

Against the apocalyptic rhetoric pushed by [Australian Prime Minister] Rudd comes a cool-minded new book which unpicks the science underpinning the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's reports. – Miranda Devine, Sydney Morning Herald

In language that a layman can understand, Ralph Alexander explains how the whole global warming claim got started, who started it, and how it has been maintained by too many scientists (and others) using deliberately false or distorted science. – Bookviews by Alan Caruba

The book does a very good job of outlining the various arguments demonstrating that climate sensitivity to very small changes in the composition of the atmosphere must itself be very small. And that is the only question that really needed to be answered in the climate debate.– Lord Christopher Monckton

About the Author

Ralph B. Alexander is currently a senior market analyst in environmentally friendly materials and industrial processes, at a small Midwest consulting firm. With a PhD in physics from Oxford University, Dr. Alexander has been a researcher at laboratories in Europe and Australia, a professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, and the co-founder of a small high-tech materials company. Author of numerous scientific research papers and reports on complex technical issues, he lives in California with his wife, Claudia.


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Ralph B. Alexander, who grew up in Perth, Western Australia, is currently a market analyst in environmentally friendly materials at a small Midwest consulting firm in the USA. With a PhD in physics from Oxford University, Dr. Alexander has been a researcher at laboratories in Europe and Australia, a professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, and the co-founder of a small high-tech materials company. Author of numerous scientific research papers and reports on complex technical issues, he lives in California with his wife, Claudia.

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It's a simple book, short, and easy to read.
John D. Trudel
I thought this book to be a very good book for a person who did not have an opinion on the subject of global warming or climate change.
Judith A. Whelan
This book is recommended reading for anyone interested in the issue.
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92 of 106 people found the following review helpful By Paul J. Drallos on July 18, 2009
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This book is not one to judge by its cover. Its strongly-worded title and chapter headings might easily lead one to expect a no-holds-barred adversarial work, but it turns out to be quite the opposite. Refreshingly, Dr. Alexander's style is warm and friendly throughout, providing a comfortable, well-paced and very informative read. In fact, I read the entire book in just two sittings, which for a mostly technical book is quite an achievement. I attribute the ease of reading to the book's fair-minded style and its clear and logical progression of ideas.

Although the book does not demand a high level of scientific background, there is sufficient depth and data from any of the many referenced sources to satisfy even the more scientifically advanced reader.

The basic method of the book is to present the major evidence and lines of reasoning on which the IPCC conclusions are based. Then the evidence is examined for accuracy or systematic bias while the conclusions based on that evidence are examined for logical consistency. The whole idea, essentially, is to hold the IPCC claims accountable to the established rules of Science. Yes, there are rules of Science. Among those rules are that measurements be objective and repeatable, that conclusions logically follow from their premises and that the laws of Physics are the same everywhere and always. These are the main criteria to which the book holds the IPCC accountable. I don't think I'd be spoiling the ending by telling you that the IPCC fails miserably in this accountability.

In a way, the book puts the layman on par with the expert because one needs only a rational mind to understand when certain conclusions cannot be drawn from a given set of premises.
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90 of 105 people found the following review helpful By Lubos Motl on July 11, 2009
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You might think that there are already many books about climate change on the market. But Ralph Alexander's book is special and unusually appropriate for both beginners and experts in the field because of its balanced attitude to the problem.

That doesn't mean that Dr Alexander ends up with a "mixed" answer to the basic question. Just like a majority of books on the subject, Dr Alexander makes the readers understand that the global warming alarm is almost completely an artifact of manipulation with the human psychology and with the data. But unlike the case of many other books, you will see that Dr Alexander is actually a mainstream scientist (and an applied scientist in the environmental sector) who cares about the good name and functioning of science. Years ago, he was inclined to believe the "general wisdom" about the problem. His diametrically opposite conclusions are a result of his long research of the problem. And his pride of a scientist has been hurt. Climatology has become an ugly example of a scientific discipline that has largely ceased to be scientific.

Dr Alexander determines that the "ring" and the international character of the IPCC, the climate panel of the United Nations, are the main drivers of the hysteria so the IPCC, its process, and its reports are the main players investigated by this text. He analyzes the history and structure of the IPCC and finds out that this panel is just a particular and heavily funded group of loud partisans and activists that is meant to defend a predetermined conclusion and that doesn't reflect the scientific opinion of the world's scientific community, at least its financially and otherwise unbiased part, and certainly not the available body of data.
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26 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Jill A. Hopper on November 11, 2009
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I bought this book because I wanted to have some facts to share with friends about why "global warming" is a fake, created by special interests as a way to make money.

The author did a great job of EDUCATING me on the false "science" (if you can call it that) used by the global warming fanatics.

I enjoyed the science lessons and learning about how the sun affects climate (more complex than I thought) and it was very revealing to learn how LITTLE we "really" know about how climate is created and regulated in the first place.

I personally think that as the world (at least the Western world) has grown more secular and less religious, people have a void in their lives. All you need to do is join the Church of Global Warming Alarmists - what better new religion than to save the world - from ourselves. And there are, IMO, some really crafty people out there who have figured out how to make lots and lots of $$$ while they do it!

For cripes sake, you can "throw away" $12.50 on carbon credits at the airport because you feel "guilty" about the fuel used on the flight you are on. Come on!

I will remember forever the quote about computer models: "With 4 (adjustable) parameters, I can fit in an elephant. And, with 5, I can make him wiggle his trunk." Mathematicin John von Neumann. And the whole damn thing is based on....COMPUTER MODELS!!!!

Well, we have a 3 ring circus full of elphants - only not so entertaining when you realize the draconian laws about to be passed, the taxes to be levied and the changes governments would like to make to our lives (lower standard of living) for something that is a FAKE.
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