- Hardcover: 120 pages
- Publisher: Independent Institute; First Edition edition (December 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 094599978X
- ISBN-13: 978-0945999782
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.8 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,997,831 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Singer is not a climatologist. As recently as 2012, the Heartland Institute was paying Singer about $5,000 a month in 2012. You can decide for yourself whether the money has anything to do his climate change denial.
Unfortunately, the audience to which climate change denial is pitched has shown itself to be easily influenced by alt-facts. Climate change deniers seem particularly resistant to actual peer-reviewed science, having concluded that all the reputable climate scientists in the world are conspiring for some evil purpose that only the alt-right can understand. It would be funny if it weren’t so destructive.
S. Fred Singer is a preeminent authority on energy and environmental issues. Among other things, he designed the first satellite instrument for measuring atmospheric ozone and was a principal developer of scientific and weather satellites.
A research fellow at the Independent Institute in Oakland, California, and president of the Science and Environmental Policy Project, he is also Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science and a member of the Energy Policy Studies center at the University of Virginia. His academic honors and qualifications are too many to list here, but many of them are in the About the Author section in the book
To accuse him of intentionally slanting his opinions because his work has been utilized by some energy companies is scurrilous and denigrating. His work has also been utilized by government agencies, because he is an acknowledged expert in the field.
This book is replete with facts, figures, graphs, and a great variety of evidence to back up his opinions. There are eight pages of closely typeset references of people who agree with his conclusions.
Singer, in the book, discusses the scientific case against the Global Climate Treaty, and says that there is no detectable anthropogenic (man caused) evidence of global warming, and further that the consequences of modest global warming would be positive, rather than negative.
He discusses the so-called "greenhouse effect," and recommends prudency over panic. He says that, contrary to the major thrust of the Second Atmospheric Report of the IPCC (1996), studies by Hansen, et al, conclude that anthropogenic aerosol gases are of lesser importance, but that the ozone depletion of the last 20 years can cancel up to 50 percent of the greenhouse gas climate effects.
This book is a very good source of information, from a scientist who taught us how to measure these effects, and which will dispel many of the myths being peddled by socialists who are today masquerading as environmental wackos in order to attain their political ends.
I recommend it to you.
Author of THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS: Our Journey Through Eternity
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