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Hot Talk, Cold Science: Global Warming's Unfinished Debate Paperback – January 1, 2001
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"Hot Talk, Cold Science will be difficult to dismiss, though many will undoubtedly wish to do so.” Frederick Seitz, past president, National Academy of Sciences; president emeritus, Rockefeller University
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S. Fred Singer is a preeminent authority on energy and environmental issues. Among other things, he designed the first satellite instrument for measuring atmospheric ozone and was a principal developer of scientific and weather satellites.
A research fellow at the Independent Institute in Oakland, California, and president of the Science and Environmental Policy Project, he is also Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science and a member of the Energy Policy Studies center at the University of Virginia. His academic honors and qualifications are too many to list here, but many of them are in the About the Author section in the book
To accuse him of intentionally slanting his opinions because his work has been utilized by some energy companies is scurrilous and denigrating. His work has also been utilized by government agencies, because he is an acknowledged expert in the field.
This book is replete with facts, figures, graphs, and a great variety of evidence to back up his opinions. There are eight pages of closely typeset references of people who agree with his conclusions.
Singer, in the book, discusses the scientific case against the Global Climate Treaty, and says that there is no detectable anthropogenic (man caused) evidence of global warming, and further that the consequences of modest global warming would be positive, rather than negative.
He discusses the so-called "greenhouse effect," and recommends prudency over panic.Read more ›
Some of his evidence is temperature records for the past -- showing fluctuation, but no overall trend. The data is from many varied sources, some of it prehistoric.
Some of his evidence is from surveys of professional weather people -- showing significant lack of confidence in the computer models that are predicting global warming. That should tell us all something by itself.
I remember in the 1970's the scare was about a global ice age caused by cooling. Now new computer models predict global warming. All this at a time when no one can yet predict the weather more than a couple of weeks into the future.
The author reminds us that the world is complex. We don't understand it all yet.
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A particularly important topic to me - one which is developed in a clear, concise manner including the historical, prehistorical and geological background information.Published 13 months ago by Robert E. Gold
I developed respect for Dr. Singer when I heard him speak at a nearby state university. He is a highly qualified expert in this subject. Read morePublished on February 17, 2013 by James Macdonald
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I am glad to have read "Hot Talk Cold Science: Global Warming's Unfinished Debate." Although it is written in such a way that a lay person can generally understand, it isn't easy... Read morePublished on July 28, 2007 by G. Cranford
Fred Singer has previously worked for tobacco companies fighting and argued that there's no evidence that smoking is bad for your health; he then argued that there was no evidence... Read morePublished on August 17, 2006 by OzoneGuy
I don't believe in global warming, based on my own studies on climate and pollution over the past 30 years. But this guy Singer is a complete joker. Read morePublished on September 1, 2004 by L Jay
This is one of the easiest books to follow that tell the truth about the non-existence of so-called "global warming." Here, Mr. Read morePublished on August 25, 2003 by Eugene Keech