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Christian Gerondeau - A major figure in French scientific and engineering circles, Christian Gerondeau was an adviser to France's Prime Minister Jacque Chaban-Delmas and is President of the National Heritage Fund. He is author of 10 works on the environment and related transport issues.
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  • Series: Independent Minds
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Stacey International; 1 edition (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906768412
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906768416
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.6 x 7.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,192,632 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By B. Hutchins on September 12, 2010
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This is an excellent and very refreshing book, presented with great clarity, and with penetrating, key insights. While it does not get bogged down in details - the presented points are nonetheless far from being superficial.

First, the author points out that CO2 emissions WILL continue to increase throughout this century. NOTHING - politically, economically, or technologically will prevent the citizens of the world from exploiting cheap fossil energy to make their lives better. Clearly, the developing nations (who are already producing most of the CO2 now) are not going to stop needing and producing more energy-generation capacity. And the developed nations cannot cut back without economic disaster to themselves, and even if they did, the developing nations would gobble up the same fossil fuels the developed nations forgo. What WILL limit the increased emissions is the exhaustion of economically recoverable resources. When it's gone - it's gone - perhaps in 100 years - but not before. Reducing consumption now would delay the transfer from ground to atmosphere only slightly.

So, the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere will approximately double over the next century (and then taper back), regardless of what anyone would like to see done. Fortunately this is NOT a serious problem - far far from the disaster the alarmist have been shouting about for even modest increases, and this is Gerondeau's second major point. His view that dangerous, man-made global warming is not a problem (indeed that CO2 does not cause significant warming) is consistent with what at least a dozen recent books on the science have been telling us - contrary to the IPCC. As to the IPCC, Gerondeau's third major point (should we trust the IPCC, Hansen, Gore, etc.) is an overwhelming NO.
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I first read this book as an eBook and now wish to keep it as a reference for discussion on the vexed question of anthropogenic climate change. As a general rather than a specific climate scientist I am persuaded by the scientific evidence that Bob Taylor produces with its peer reviewed support. He has a momentous task in trying to turn around the world wide perception that human produced CO2 is dangerous. He also make the valuable point that we waste our resources combatting this threat when the naturally occurring variability of the climate poses a real threat in some areas. I enjoyed the book, it is lively, readable and intensely important. Instead of the invective he generates in the climate world he deserves credit for courage and initiative.
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For the author to state "...harmless shifts in climate" is "laughable"! NO ONE KNOWS THAT... yet! Global climate change is an extremely complex, interdisciplinary, topic. Then they to go to ro state that no matter what the G8 does that the actions of China and India will nullify that. No, it still will be that much less pollution, etc. Plus, the author makes many definite statements that they just cannot make at this point in time. I gave it three stars becaus the book did make me think. I suggest the author study Paleoclimatology and they'll find out just how harmless climate change can be. The bottom line is that we are doing the world's biggest experiment witout any controls, that has never been done before on such a MASSIVE scale, and we don't have the slightest idea of what the outcome will be. Look at it this way. What is the worst that can happen if the climate change propronents are wrong? We create new technologies, create jobs, and we have a cleaner planet to live on (read stop polluting the air we breath, the water we need and the soil we love off of). You won't think an "intelligent" species would have to be told that. Ok, now what if the climate cange nay sayers are wrong. What's the worst that could happen? The potential "extinction" of the human race or even all life as we know it on this planet Well, that's a no braner. I vote in favor of climate change proponents and get us humans' act together...for our childrens, childrens, childrens sake.
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very coverage of the subject --- Kudos!
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