The list author says: "I do care for our pale blue dot. We should be discussing how to avoid pollution in general, how to stop deforestation, and about the development of commercially feasible clean energy sources, rather than wasting time and money with the politicized debate of man-made Global Warming. Here is a sample of the major advocates and "naysayers" (skeptical) of the theory of man made Global Warming. See my other Listmania List if you are interested in the real science (apolitical). To keep a fair balance, an even number for each side is presented. And sorry, a Nobel Prize does not validate the science. Gore and the IPCC were awarded because they raised the awareness about the environment, and influenced the political agenda of several countries. So the truth is still out there. I updated the list and kept mainly the most recent publications (2007-2010), and notice that the economics of climate mitigation is the new issue, on both sides. For those with healthy scientific skepticism and genuine concern about the policies, I highly recommend the top two books in the list."
"This book was included in The Economist list of Best Books of 2009. By a famous climate scientist, truly a must read regardless of your side on this debate. This is quite an original analysis of the sociological and philosophical aspects of this debate. 2009 PS: Hulme's book became the cornerstone of the 2010 Hartwell Paper."
"A rare work standing in the middle ground of the controversy, presenting the views of both sides of the debate and their attempts to manipulate us. Despite criticism that might arise particularly from the warmer side, Stewart is bold and politically incorrect enough to delivers what he promises. Finally someone dare to break the spiral of silence. Highly recommended. 2010"
"A different approach focusing on the science, with all the uncertainties, making clear the science is not settle nor science is made out of consensus. 2008 PS: There is a 2010 extended edition covering Climategate and the blunders in the 2007 IPPC Report."
"Published literally in a rush, the authors recognized they put the book together in 30 days. The book is a selection of the hacked e-mails presented in chronological order with comments to provide context. Be aware that this work does NOT belong to the "GW is death" category, though they are harsh with the key scientists involved in the scandal. 2010"
"Lord Lawson begins by explaining why he thinks the science is far from settle, but after Chapter 1, he assumes the GW consensus view is right, and with common sense and through the eyes of economics he makes quite a critic. Worthwhile the reading. 2008"
"This book is from the 2008 crop, with a more balanced questioning of climate models. The flaws regarding how simulation models deal with water vapor is fully explored. There is a 2010 update that includes Climategate."
"From the famous "Skeptical Environmentalist" and one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world for 2004. Despite all the criticism, Bjorn raises several very interesting issues and questions Kyoto based on economic analysis. 2007"
"This is the economic view from the side defending man made global warming. Shows how much it will cost to do nothing, and how it is more cost-effective to start mitigating now. Definitively a counter-balance to Lomborg's economical arguments. 2007"
"This is the 2008 updated edition. One of the few book to present in detail, and fully referenced, an alternative theory, a solar driven cycle + the effect of cosmic rays. It includes research findings up to 2007. Chapters 1 to 5 are a good example on how I wish the pro GW would present their case. Highy recommended for those with a genuine interest in the science behind GW. 2008"
"An interesting account on how it all began until a "consensus" was reached. Even if you are a skeptic, it is always useful to know the history, and this is a very honest account on how the science was done. If you are really interested in the science, read this one first and then "The Deniers". 2004."
"One of the most famous skeptical. This is a sci-fi novel, a lousy one, but the facts presented questioning GW are well documented. Do not miss the Author's Afterword. Look for the transcription of Crichton's speeches on GW and the environmental movement, it will be faster and no fiction is included. These speeches are availabe in pdf in the web for free. 2004"