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  • File Size: 3922 KB
  • Print Length: 366 pages
  • Publisher: ebookpartnership.com; 1 edition (November 22, 2010)
  • Publication Date: November 22, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004DNWJN6
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This is a book that purports to discredit the hypothesis of man-made global warming due to carbon dioxide produced by the burning of fossil fuels. However, it contains much of what I would term "crackpot science" and so the book cannot be taken seriously. Worse than that, it is seriously misleading if used as a source of scientific information. Finally, it enables CAGW believers to say "Deniers are talking nonsense as usual".

My own position

My review of "Slaying the Sky Dragon - Death of the Greenhouse Gas Theory" is not complimentary so, for the avoidance of doubt, let me make my own position clear:

- I think that belief in catastrophic man-made climate change is akin to a religion which has many passionate believers, whose belief is based on faith rather than evidence.

- I think that the global warming mass delusion has resulted in immense harm in numerous ways.

- The evidence for global warming was based on analysis of temperature data with numerous problems of reliability but in any case the data has failed to show continued global warming for the past ten years or so.

- The evidence for CO2 being a threat is non-existent. The only "evidence" is computer models, which have been programmed by people with a strong desire to produce evidence for a strong relation between CO2 and global temperatures. But, as someone said, a computer model is an illustration of a hypothesis, it is not evidence.

I am sure that, at some time in the future, perhaps not in my lifetime, the whole thing will be recognized as the greatest mass-delusion of all time.
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This book leaves the reader in no doubt that those who subscribe to the IPCC's global warming consensus have been well and truly conned. The authors have presented their points in a readily understandable manner, backed with superb reference links. The points presented by the authors are not just very persuasive but, in many instances, they also appear to be conclusive. Readers may find it challenging to appreciate the mathematics and physics expressed by some authors, but nevertheless, somehow the authors do get their points across. Many books have been written about climate change and global warming but this book puts together the key elements that get to the heart of the issue. This book will surely be a best seller.

The only adverse comment I make is that at the end of the book it allows the reader to download a complimentary companion eBook in PDF format. I downloaded it but the PDF simply would not open, instead an error message appeared. I downloaded it a second time but the same problem occurred. I have no idea what else I can do.
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As a physicist, I became so alarmed when I read a few chapters of this book available free online that I went to the website blog and engaged in a discussion with two of the books authors. Alas, this discussion did nothing but confirm my suspicions about this book and the authors. The arguments made in this book are so far out there that even well-known anthropogenic global warming (AGW) skeptics like Richard Lindzen, Roy Spencer, and Lord Monckton have apparently tried to distance themselves from its arguments. When there is an argument against AGW so bad that even Lord Monckton won't embrace it, that's saying something!

The two chapters that I have read online, written by Claes Johnson, seem to adopt an interesting "strategy" (whether it is a conscious choice or not, since it is hard to tell whether or not the author is deluding himself along with his audience). He presents a lot of mathematics almost sure to go over the heads of most of the readers of the book, but interspersed with some simplistic conclusions and analogies related to AGW that don't follow from the mathematics that he has presented. Thus, the reader who wants to believe these conclusions is left thinking, "See...Here is someone who has shown mathematically what I have suspected all along!" Alas, they don't realize that they are simply being duped.

One example of those who have unfortunately been duped is the reviewer here who states: "The global warming mechanism of carbon dioxide infrared radiation is impossible because heat can not flow from a cooler area (the atmosphere) to a warmer area (the earth surface). If this impossibility was the case it would violate the Clausius statement of the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
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Someone on here said it best when they stated, "most people aren't smart enough to have an opinion". There should be another book attached to this entitled, "When Physics bothers you, change it!". This is really a political book which upsets me because i really thought i would learn something useful.
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Climate change denialists are having a rough time lately. Their trusted and well worn arguments are losing ground to the steady accumulation of facts and, more embarrassingly, corrections of false statements and misquotes. The well of plausible sounding theories as to why global warming can't happen ran dry years ago allowing the ever present horde of ne'er-do-wells (AKA "Scientist") to get ever more practised and polished in pointing out obvious flaws.
So if actual science isn't working anymore. what's the solution?
Simple! Physics is wrong!
Apparently, quantum mechanics, the best tested, most accurate and dependable development in physics in history is wrong. You see the capacity of particles to behave as both particles and waves is schizophrenic crazy science! It's been proven time and again but no matter. The authors are convinced that science took a wrong turn in the middle of the eighteenth century and only they have the ability to steer it back.
They argue that conventional physics explanations of heat transfer from the atmosphere to space are flawed because they assign a very cold temperature to space. This is an error because space is a near perfect vacuum and thus has no significant matter to have a temperature. This acts as a near-perfect insulator, which is why the Space Station and spacesuits need radiators to dissipate heat. Except that if space is a near-perfect insulator, how do the radiators work? Energy from the sun has no problem travelling through space to earth but when that energy tries to leave, space is no longer so accommodating. This very convoluted attempt to demonstrate an obviously wrong concept is just one of the many pleasures to be had reading this book.
The authors also take issue with the idea of back-scatter radiation.
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