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Climate: The Counter-Consensus - A Palaeoclimatologist Speaks (Independent Minds) 1st Edition
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Dr. Carter obviously has a deep understanding of the scientific method and how to interpret scientific data. Chapter 6, Circumstantial Evidence and the Null Hypothesis, is an excellent tutorial on how to interpret scientific data, especially as it applies to climate science data. In Chapter 7, Noble Cause Corruption, Bob discusses how and why so much of climate science has become corrupt. In Chapter 10, The Cost of Precaution, he argues against the precautionary principle of the alarmists and instead proposes the more prudent course of adaptation.Read more ›
The book is at its best in dissecting the science behind climate, which it does in the first 5 chapters. The later parts take on an air that would be regarded as a bit paranoid - nay, even conspiracy theorist - were it not for the new ways of politics, spin, and media hooks that we are increasingly aware are driving political agendas since the mid-90's, and in the end, despite the softer substance, one is inclined to accept his version.
The vast majority of readers will be in no position to contest the facts that are laid before them by Prof Carter. These should be countered by other facts if there is dispute, and not by modelling or worse, by opinions driven by scientifically ignorant ideology. In the end, my conclusion after reading this book was that - while I am certainly inclined to despoil "Gaia" as little as possible - there is simply insufficient evidence to suggest that man's emission of carbon DIOXIDE (no, we are not talking about 'dirty' carbon soot here) is having any appreciable effect on the global climate.
We should reduce our emissions because it is nice to do so, but Carter makes clear the pointlessness of any form of a price on carbon because it will have little effect (beyond grand posturing) on greenhouse gases, does not actually address a problem that needs fixing, and will be a financial imposte on all economies the likes of which has never before been seen.
This book is a must-read for anyone keen to move beyond simple-minded climate sloganeering.
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As always, Bob Carter puts the issues into clear focus. A recommended read to counter the alarmist nonsense out there.Published 8 months ago by Garry Anderson
This is a brilliant and far-reaching narrative that goes a long way to explaining the hoax that is global warming. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Bruce Rapley
Excellent, matter of fact discussion of our climate based on real scientific data.Published 19 months ago by Bruce MESSMER
very good. At last someone who really knows what he is talking about. But the graphics are almost unreadable in kindle...Published 20 months ago by Raul Barata
We are all being told a pack of lies. There is no science to Global Warming...just propaganda. Dr. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book covers all of the global-warming arguments and makes fools of the global-warming hysterics. There is simply no evidence for man-made "global warming. Read morePublished on January 28, 2014 by Michael Johnson