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Complete Idiot's Guide to Global Warming Paperback – April 6, 2004
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It's a valuable primer on a topic that all of us need to better understand. -- National Wildlife Federation
About the Author
Michael Tennesen, a science and nature writer, has written more than 400 stories in such journals as Smithsonian, Air & Space, Discover,National Wildlife, Audubon, and USA Today. His award-winning piece "Expedition to the Clouds" highlights the damage done to the Peruvian rainforest as poachers, deforestation, and climate change drive certain species to near extinction.
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So any book that tries to make the claim that man made climate change is real is simply a collection of lies, misinformation and fake science and according to John Coleman, those who are supporting this faulty science are doing so to collect money (grants) from the government who will ONLY pay those scientists who confirm the faulty science.
A list of further readings is provided, though there are no sources listed for the arguments made by the aurthor, which can make it difficult for those who want to do their own fact-checking or to canvass alternative opinions. However, a whole (short) chapter is devoted to arguments against the impact of man and is consequences on the environment.
Unfortunately, like many modern texts on climate and the environment, the author seems wedded to the concept of biocentrality and "steady-state" systems, with no examination of the merits or pitfalls of such a position.
Still, overall, this book provides a good introduction to the general concepts and arguments around man's impact on global climate.
Here is a simple experiment to see who is telling the truth. Go to your local library and ask to see some peer-reviewed technical magazines on global warming. The language will probably be way over your head, but you can categorise the abstracts as either:
1. presuming global warming as a fact
2. debunking global warming
3. you can't tell.
I predict you won't find a single scientific article debunking it.
"Many people have the impression that there is significant scientific disagreement about global climate change. It's time to lay that misapprehension to rest. There is a scientific consensus on the fact that Earth's climate is heating up and human activities are part of the reason. We need to stop repeating nonsense about the uncertainty of global warming and start talking seriously about the right approach to address it."
~ Naomi Oreskes, 2004-12-26, science historian