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- ASIN : B01LP5K0XK
- Publisher : Tellwell Talent; 1st edition (September 5, 2016)
- Publication date : September 5, 2016
- Language: : English
- File size : 5066 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 201 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #279,582 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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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".