For years climate alarmists with the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have intimidated non-scientists into thinking they had no business rejecting the “overwhelming consensus” that continued use of fossil fuels to provide energy dooms the planet to catastrophic global warming.
No more. Now scientific laymen have a clear, concise, easy-to-understand resource that can give them confidence that it’s those who cry “Consensus! Consensus” who are the real science deniers.
Cornwall Alliance Senior Fellow Dr. Roy Spencer’s new book Global Warming Skepticism for Busy People just could turn the tide!
One of the world’s top climate scientists, Roy W. Spencer starts with a brief overview of the reasons for skepticism. Then he poses “The Five Big Questions”:
- Is warming and associated climate change mostly human-caused?
- Is the human-caused portion of warming and associated climate change large enough to be damaging?
- Do the climate models we use for proposed energy policies accurately predict climate change?
- Would the proposed policy changes substantially reduce climate change and resulting damage?
- Would the policy changes do more good than harm to humanity?
As Roy points out, “The answers to all five questions need to be ‘yes’ in order to make substantial changes to our energy policies beyond what free market forces dictate. Yet, it is not obvious … that the answer to any of the five questions is ‘yes.’”
In the rest of the book, Roy explains not just why the answer to every one of those questions isn’t obviously “yes” but why, in most cases, it’s obviously “no”!
- explains the differences between skepticism and alarmism;
- exposes “The Unholy Alliance: Politics and Science” behind alarmism;
- smashes the myth that “97% of all scientists agree”;
- explains the greenhouse effect and what causes global temperature to change (It’s not CO2!);
- proclaims and proves the good news about CO2’s influence on plant growth, agricultural yields, and feeding the world’s poor;
- unmasks the politics behind the IPCC;
- proves that computer climate models systematically exaggerate CO2’s warming effect, and why;
- demonstrates the dangers of basing climate and energy policy on the models;
- explains why global warming isn’t progressing as the models predict;
- and refutes common delusions, shared by climate-alarmist scientists, politicians, the media, and uninformed laymen, about climate change.
This little book, just over 100 pages long, is explosive ammunition in the arsenal of climate sanity. You need to read it. Your friends need to read it. Your representatives in Congress and your state legislature need to read it.