The list author says: "Since deciding what is middle ground in such contentious topic, I will include only books that I have actually read. Some might be controversial, but at least the authors managed to raised reasonable questions, and in the end, the merit of the arguments is what really counts. With on honorable exception the latest publications are listed first, and be aware that beginning with the 2009-2010 crop a change in the discourse has taken place (Climategate indeed helped). What all books have in common is that the authors do accept that man-made global warming is real, but they do not share the alarmist view nor the do nothing view of the denial industry. There is plenty of healthy skepticism here, particularly regarding the right course of action."
"Superb! 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"
"Recently published. The author presents his detailed explanation about why the Kyoto strategy was wrong from the beginning, and proposes his own roadmap to achieve more effective results. Quite with both feet on the ground. 2011"
"A rare work standing in the middle ground, presenting the views of both sides of the controversy 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 dared to break the spiral of silence and groupthink. Highly recommended. 2010"
"Though the book was put together in just 30 days the authors delivered a truly forensic analysis of the CRU e-mails. A selection of the e-mails is presented in chronological order with proper context. Despite the title, be aware that this is not a "GW is a hoax" piece, but they prove beyond doubt the reprehensible behavior of key climate scientists involved in the scandal. 2010"
"Read Chapter 5, and any coincidence with Crichton's arguments, well, it is not a coincidence but simple rational thinking. Not surprisingly these guys were the latest victims of ad hominem attack by the alarmist trenches. 2009"
"One of the few books about the global warming controversy that raises the issue of lack of fasifiability intrinsic to climate simulation models. But Lawson most important contribution is his analysis on how to go about mitigation even with all the uncertainties. A good example on how policy making should be guided by reason and common sense, considering the economic impact of those decisions. 2008"
"Comprehensive and technical, but accessible to general audiences. The scope includes forecasting in economics and finance, biology, and climate science, and highlights how practitioners are in denial of the limitations of modeling of complex systems and the magnitude of their errors. A must read if you have a genuine concerned on how politicized science is dominating the political agenda. 2007"
"No, there is no mistake nor a tribute. Though I consider this sci-fi work one of Crichton's worst novels (see my review), his Author's Message at the end of the book (where he made explicit his opinion on global warming and environmentalism), and the Appendix I, “Why Politicized Science is Dangerous”, are worthwhile the reading. Check also YouTube for his speeches on politicized science. 2004"