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Some of the most controversial books on Global Warming/Climate change

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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."
Why We Disagree About Climate Change: Understanding Controversy, Inaction and Opportunity
Why We Disagree About Climate Change: Understanding Controversy, Inaction and Opportunity
"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."
Climate of Uncertainty
Climate of Uncertainty
"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"
The Hockey Stick Illusion: Climategate and the Corruption of Science (Independent Minds)
The Hockey Stick Illusion: Climategate and the Corruption of Science (Independent Minds)
"2010 and already out of print."
The Deniers: The World Renowned Scientists Who Stood Up Against Global Warming Hysteria, Political Persecution, and Fraud**And those who are too fearful to do so
The Deniers: The World Renowned Scientists Who Stood Up Against Global Warming Hysteria, Political Persecution, and Fraud**And those who are too fearful to do so
"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."
Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming
Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming
"From the 2009 crop, a truly preach to the choir."
Climategate: The Crutape Letters
Climategate: The Crutape Letters
"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"
An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It
An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It
"This book is the companion to the film that helped Al Gore to win the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Watch the DVD, the content is almost the same and you will save time. 2006"
An Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming
An Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming
"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"
The Global Deal: Climate Change and the Creation of a New Era of Progress and Prosperity
The Global Deal: Climate Change and the Creation of a New Era of Progress and Prosperity
"Sir Nicholas Stern wrote this variation of his 2007 work, The Economics of Climate Change (see above), but now aiming for the general public. And some "scaring" new findings are discussed. 2009"
Climate Change 2007: Mitigation of Climate Change
Climate Change 2007: Mitigation of Climate Change
"The official IPPC position on mitigation, the costs and the benefits are analyzed. 2007"
Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity
Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity
"Published in December 2009 by the world's most famous climate scientist, NASA's Dr. Hansen. Unfortunately it went to press just as Climategate was developing."
Global Warming False Alarm: The Bad Science Behind the United Nations' Assertion that Man-made CO2 Causes Global Warming
Global Warming False Alarm: The Bad Science Behind the United Nations' Assertion that Man-made CO2 Causes Global Warming
"From the 2009 crop."
Heaven and Earth: Global Warming, the Missing Science
Heaven and Earth: Global Warming, the Missing Science
"Another from the 2009 crop."
Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save Earth's Climate
Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save Earth's Climate
"One more from the 2009 crop."
Climate Confusion: How Global Warming Hysteria Leads to Bad Science, Pandering Politicians and Misguided Policies That Hurt the Poor
Climate Confusion: How Global Warming Hysteria Leads to Bad Science, Pandering Politicians and Misguided Policies That Hurt the Poor
"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."
Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming
Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming
"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"
The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review
The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review
"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"
Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years, Updated and Expanded Edition
Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years, Updated and Expanded Edition
"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"
The Discovery of Global Warming (New Histories of Science, Technology, and Medicine)
The Discovery of Global Warming (New Histories of Science, Technology, and Medicine)
"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."
The Winds of Change: Climate, Weather, and the Destruction of Civilizations
The Winds of Change: Climate, Weather, and the Destruction of Civilizations
"Defending the "consensus" from an historical perspective: how civilizations have actually disappeared due to climate change. 2007"
State Of Fear
State Of Fear
"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"
Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change
Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change
"A different approach to support the theory of Global Warming and its long-term consequences. 2006"
Meltdown: The Predictable Distortion of Global Warming by Scientists, Politicians, and the Media
Meltdown: The Predictable Distortion of Global Warming by Scientists, Politicians, and the Media
"A strong counterattack by a famous skeptic. 2005"
Global Warming and Agriculture: Impact Estimates by Country
Global Warming and Agriculture: Impact Estimates by Country
"The title speaks by itself. Now that there is "consensus" the discussion is turning to the economics. The Appendixes are too technical. 2007"
Global Warming and Other Eco Myths: How the Environmental Movement Uses False Science to Scare Us to Death
Global Warming and Other Eco Myths: How the Environmental Movement Uses False Science to Scare Us to Death
"A strong response from the other side. 2002"