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5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Informative, April 19, 2010
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Mr. Steve Goreham has written a very interesting, readable, and useful compendium on the global warming hoax. The book is packed with information and documented with numerous references. There are three major sections in this book. The first section details and documents the false science behind the global warming hoax. Carbon dioxide does not cause global warming. Climate change is driven much more by the sun. And other factors such as the Pacific Decadal Oscillation influence earth's temperatures. The second section details the pseudo religious nature of the climate control movement and its tactics. The section documents the repressive tactics of the global warming proponents against scientists and others who dispute their beliefs. In essence anthropological global warming is not science but a demented system of religious beliefs. This sect is not interested in scientific truth but in power over the lives of others. The third section describes the warmist renewable energy solutions to the alleged problem of global warming. The sections makes very clear these warmist proposals would greatly raise energy costs and reduce living costs while having no effect on the climate of the earth. The cost increases have been confirmed by recent experience in Spain, the United States, and elsewhere.

All of the chapters are very useful and interesting. Of particular use is the chapter "Carbon Dioxide: Not Guilty". In this chapter Mr. Goreham points out that more carbon dioxide enables better plant growth. He also relates that carbon dioxide does not stay in the atmosphere for long due to Henry's Law in chemistry. Valid scientific studies places the average carbon dioxide lifetime in the atmosphere under fifteen years. Isotope analysis of carbon in the atmosphere confirms that only four percent of the carbon dioxide comes from human or anthropogenic sources. This finding is contrary to the predictions of the IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change). Moreover carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has the filter effect. An extra unit of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere affects the earth's climate by much less than the unit placed in the atmosphere before it. Carbon dioxide has minimal influence on global temperatures.

Also of particular interest is the section of the costs of the recent Waxman Markey carbon cap and trade bill. Sanctimonious Massachusetts Congressman Edward Markey claimed the cost to the average family would be a postage stamp per day. However the Congressional Budget Office study Markey refers to ignores most of the cost of the renewable energy system. The ignored costs include the substitution of wind and solar power for hydrocarbon power at twice the cost, the cost of the new transmission lines needed for wind and solar power, vastly increased renewable energy subsidies, and job losses from businesses relocating out of America to avoid higher energy costs.

In sum this work is a great book. It is a must read for every American and everyone concerned about the fate of humanity.
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Initial post: Apr 16, 2013 9:47:25 AM PDT
Elady51 says:
As a scientist who received a free copy of this book because of my teaching at a university, I have to say that I've never seen so much anti-factual, anti-scientific material in one book. The Heartland institute is paid by the right wing oil barons, the Koch Brothers to spread confusion about climate change. Just about everything in this book is false or a distortion of the truth. Do you really believe that the 1000's of scientists around the world from almost every country are just making this up? Should you believe people with a political agenda who make billions of $ from oil instread of scientists who make their living by very critical analysis of data.

In reply to an earlier post on May 5, 2013 4:16:12 PM PDT
Crosslands says:
Yes, some biased scientists like James Hansen promote the global warming hoax. Yet genuine polls indicate many if not most climate scientists do not agree with it. Anthropogenic global warming is promoted by bureaucrats and elitists - UN bureaucrats, scientific bureaucrats, and many politicians desiring more power. The experience of Galileo should caution us from determing scientific truth by concensus.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2013 6:28:15 PM PDT
From the Proceedings of National Academy of Science (one of the most prestigious science journals in the world), Anderegg et al. PNAS, June 21, 2010

Abstract: Although preliminary estimates from published literature and expert surveys suggest striking agreement among climate scientists on the tenets of anthropogenic climate change (ACC), the American public expresses substantial doubt about both the anthropogenic cause and the level of scientific agreement underpinning ACC. A broad analysis of the climate scientist community itself, the distribution of credibility of dissenting researchers relative to agreeing researchers, and the level of agreement among top climate experts has not been conducted and would inform future ACC discussions. Here, we use an extensive dataset of 1,372 climate researchers and their publication and citation data to show that (i) 97-98% of the climate researchers most actively publishing in the field support the tenets of ACC outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and (ii) the relative climate expertise and scientific prominence of the researchers unconvinced of ACC are substantially below that of the convinced researchers.
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