The list author says: "This is a primer list for those with a genuine interest in the science supporting the theory of man made Global Warming. This list is intended as a starting reference for those with scientific curiosity who want to make their own judgment. Books presenting alternate hypotheses are also included, thatÂs how science works. Most books considered were published between 2007 and 2010 (only one is left from 2004), just to recommend the most updated information. I tried, but some are indeed controversial and not so apolitical. The latest batch of publications is moving the debate towards the economics of mitigation and deciding which are the most sensible/reasonable policies, regardless of whether global warming is real or not."
"This is the latest UN's report on climate change by the IPCC, co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize (together with Al Gore). This is the "Bible" on Global Warming. Chapter 8 regarding the limitations of the ensemble of climate simulation models used by the IPCC is a must-read. Written in scientific jargon. Also available in the web in PDF format for free. 2007."
"A rare work standing in the middle ground, presenting the views of both sides of the controversy and their attempts to manipulate us. Despite criticism that might arise particularly from the warmer side, Stewart is bold and politically incorrect enough to delivers what he promises. Finally someone dared to break the spiral of silence. Highly recommended. 2010"
"This is the reply to the Stern Review, and worthwhile the reading. Lawson begins by explaining why he thinks the science is far from settle, but after Chapter 1, and as any good economist would do, he assumes the GW consensus view is right, and with common sense and through the eyes of economics he makes quite a critic. He concludes that a carbon tax is the only sensible policy. 2008"
"A different approach, with a detail presentation of real scientific objections to the CO2 GW theory. Despite what the title suggests, it is highly recommended for those with an honest interest in the science. 2008 PS: A revised edition was published in 2010 (covers Climategate and the IPPC Report blunders)"
"This is a must read. Though written for the UK, the author shows with simple back-of-the-envelope calculations what makes sense and what doesn't in terms of moving towards a low-carbon economy. You will be surprised of what is left without the hot air. 2009"
"A crash course on the limitations of simulation models in the fields of climate, economics and health. The author shows how the three fields are related and what it means for making predictions in the long term. 2007."
"From the famous "Skeptical Environmentalist", "the Martin Luther of the environmental movement", and one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world for 2004. Check the Amazon reviews, Michael Crichton as a guest reviewer praises this author as "...the best-informed and most humane advocate for environmental change in the world today. 2007."
"In this 2nd edition an updated alternate hypothesis is presented for the rising global temperatures, the sun cycles plus cosmic rays, believe or not. Controversial, but thatÂs how science works, and a serious case is presented for a truly alternative theory. 2008."
"Presents the history of the development of the theory of man made Global Warming, and the internal conflicts faced by climate scientists. A very honest account on how the consensus was reached. Recommended even for the skeptics. 2004."