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- Publisher: Tellwell Talent; 1 edition (September 5, 2016)
- Publication Date: September 5, 2016
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- Language: English
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I read and reviewed the older 2014 book and believed that it was well done. It gave a comprehensive picture of how climate science was taken over by a group whose intent was (is) to promote as fact the questionable hypothesis that human action is causing a world-wide, disastrous overheating of our planet's climate. I recommended that book but believed that its design was such that might reduce its level of readership attraction.
The book now under review (Human Caused Global Warming) is Appx. 170 pgs. shorter than the other. It is printed on thicker stock that is also whiter. And there is slightly more space between the lines of print. Other changes include use of color and a number of cartoons that serve as illustrative comment on various of the points made by the author. The book's dimensions, 8.5 X 5.5 inches are the same as the older book's except that the newer appears to be about half the thickness. Another improvement is the presence of 'Contents' pages. But like the earlier, it has no index. However there are a few 'definitions' pages and 3 pgs. of references to other books on the subject, several of which are familiar to me.
Though the newer book contains some of the same graphs and makes generally the same points as the other, I view the newer book as being definitely easier to read. I bought and read it to see for myself how it was set up and how it is likely to fare in the marketplace.
If I could I would give the newer book four and a half stars.
Further, he exposes the political drive of those who insist any global warming is caused by man. Removing your liberty is their goal.
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Ball states in his Preface that “I am simply setting out the facts you have not been told by the government or environmentalists” so we can ask ourselves “why” and make up our own minds. I have and I have decided that Tim Ball couldn’t convince me that the sun will rise tomorrow. Rather than present the facts he presents a series of assertions that are every bit as partisan as the ‘propaganda’ that he accuses the establishment of deploying.
For Ball, the whole AGW story is nothing but an establishment ‘deception’. The crooks include the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), NASA, the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia, and Al Gore (plenty of others get a dishonourable mention in the text). There is no room here for the possibility that any of the accused actually think that there is a case to be made for AGW; they are all guilty.
To stand-up such a charge, compelling evidence must be presented. But Ball simply regurgitates the usual skeptic’s arguments with threadbare (or no) evidence that simply does not do the debate justice. A couple of examples should suffice: On the role of CO2 as a GHG Ball is dismissive, going as far as to conclude, “of course this assumes that CO2 is a GHG which many people dispute”. Which people? On the basis of what evidence? We are not told. Or again, Ball claims that “Most adjustments to historic weather data are unnecessary”. I don’t think you need to believe in all of the changes made to the global temperature records to conclude that this assertion does not even scratch the surface of this issue.
To be fair, Ball does state that much more detail is available in another of his books and at his blog, but after struggling through this book I hadn’t the will to check. It is not just the poor quality of his arguments; the book is littered with typos and worse. My e-book looks like whole sentences, or more, are missing in places. Furthermore some of the graphics are virtually unreadable.
It would be a pity if this book were exploited by the AGW crowd to show how feeble the skeptical arguments are. A much better outline of the skeptical position is badly needed. But who will write it?
That being said the author makes a very clear and well argued case against the climate change fanaticism which has gripped the developed world. He describes how the data was and is manipulated by activist scientists, bureaucrats and career politicians in order to force through an anti-capitalist and anti-democratic agenda. Several of those key figures are named and the extent of their baleful influence is described. This information is especially useful now that "Extinction Rebellion", a movement which merits some serious debunking, has grabbed the world's attention.
Regrettably, little if any of this information will find its way on to the mainstream media in the UK. Extinction Rebellion are becoming a serious disruptive force yet their basic claims of "climate catastrophe" go largely unchallenged. The debate is limited to criticism of their methods of protest rather than their fundamental beliefs.
Those of us who suspect that we are being given a hopelessly one-sided view of the climate change issue by our broadcast media must search for dissenting views and information in books such as this. For our trouble we are labelled (menacingly) as "deniers".
He has my respect for standing up to the Mann-Made-Up-Global-Warming lynch mob and in particular the one who awarded himself the Nobel Prize.
BUT having said that is good as a quick primer in exploring a much censored topic (the book can be read in a few hours).
The illustrations leave something to be desired but the book is self-published, it seems that most publishers steer clear of such books under pressure from the eco-fascists.