Books that present Climate Change/GW from the middle ground

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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."
Why We Disagree About Climate Change: Understanding Controversy, Inaction and Opportunity
1.  Why We Disagree About Climate Change: Understanding Controversy, Inaction and Opportunity by M. Hulme
The list author says:
  "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"
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Suck It Up: How capturing carbon from the air can help solve the climate crisis (Kindle Single)
2.  Suck It Up: How capturing carbon from the air can help solve the climate crisis (Kindle Single) by Marc Gunther
The list author says:
  "This Kindle only e-book is well-ground and very provocative.  2012"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Global Warming Gridlock: Creating More Effective Strategies for Protecting the Planet
3.  Global Warming Gridlock: Creating More Effective Strategies for Protecting the Planet by David G. Victor
The list author says:
  "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"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Climate of Uncertainty: A Balanced Look at Global Warming and Renewable Energy
4.  Climate of Uncertainty: A Balanced Look at Global Warming and Renewable Energy by William Stewart
The list author says:
  "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"
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Climategate: The Crutape Letters
5.  Climategate: The Crutape Letters by Thomas W. Fuller
The list author says:
  "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"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Super Freakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
6.  Super Freakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Levitt
The list author says:
  "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"
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AN Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming
7.  AN Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming by Nigel Lawson
The list author says:
  "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"
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The Future of Everything: The Science of Prediction
8.  The Future of Everything: The Science of Prediction by David Orrell
The list author says:
  "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"
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Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming
9.  Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming by Bjørn Lomborg
The list author says:
  "Despite all the criticism, deserved or not, Lomborg raised several valid concerns from the lenses of economics. In the end, it is the rational argument that counts. 2007"
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Break Through: Why We Can't Leave Saving the Planet to Environmentalists
10.  Break Through: Why We Can't Leave Saving the Planet to Environmentalists by Ted Nordhaus
The list author says:
  "A real middle ground view of the politics of climate change and environmentalism in general. Reprint of the 2007 edition."
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State of Fear
11.  State of Fear by Michael Crichton
The list author says:
  "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"
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The Middle Path: Avoiding Environmental Catastrophe
12.  The Middle Path: Avoiding Environmental Catastrophe by Eric F. Lambin
The list author says:
  "A middle ground view of climate change and other environmental concerns. 2007"
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What is Crichton's motive in using junk science to support his book? 26 Nov 25, 2013
Kindle Price 1 May 30, 2012
Science in State of Fear 11 May 2, 2011
Bjorn Lomborg pushing global serfdom, again 88 Nov 22, 2010
Bjorn Lomborg Now Calls Global Warming Is One Of Chief Concerns Facing World...A Challenge Humanity Must Confront 1 Aug 31, 2010
don't buy this book 9 Jul 29, 2010
Don't buy this book - it's full of misleading facts and lies. 3 Jul 28, 2010
Spot the Enviro-Whackos 6 Jun 10, 2010
The book gets climate science wrong 46 Dec 16, 2009
How Depressing! 10 Nov 17, 2009
Well Documented 8 Oct 26, 2009
MICHAEL CRICHTON's MEMORIAL 1 Nov 6, 2008
 
   

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