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The Resource Climate confusion : how global warming hysteria leads to bad science, pandering politicians, and misguided policies that hurt the poor, by Roy W. Spencer

Climate confusion : how global warming hysteria leads to bad science, pandering politicians, and misguided policies that hurt the poor, by Roy W. Spencer

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Climate confusion : how global warming hysteria leads to bad science, pandering politicians, and misguided policies that hurt the poor
Title
Climate confusion
Title remainder
how global warming hysteria leads to bad science, pandering politicians, and misguided policies that hurt the poor
Statement of responsibility
by Roy W. Spencer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
If you listen to the media, you would think that man-made environmental catastrophe was about to engulf the world and imperil civilization. From Al Gore to nightly jeremiads about CO2 emissions and carbon footprints, we are bombarded with alarmist reports that global warming is on the rise and that it's our fault. Here, climatologist Roy Spencer shows that fears about global warming are vastly exaggerated and are driven by politics, not truth. He shows that a global superstorm has already arrived--but it is a storm of hype and hysteria. This book combines impeccable scientific authority with wit and literary panache to expose the hysteria surrounding global warming and climate change. Spencer shows that the earth is far more resilient than exopessimists pretend and that increasing wealth and technology ingenuity, far from being the enemies of the environment, are the only means we possess to solve environmental problems as they arise.--From publisher description
Summary
If you listen to the media, you would think that man-made environmental catastrophe was about to engulf the world and imperil civilization. From Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth to nightly jeremiads about CO2 emissions and carbon footprints, we are bombarded around the clock with alarmist reports that disasterous global warming is on the rise and that it's our fault. In Climate Confusion, noted climatologist Roy Spencer shows that fears about global warming are vastly exaggerated and are driven by politics, not truth. He shows that a global superstorm has already arrived--but it is a storm of hype and hysteria. Climate Confusion is a ground-breaking book that combines impeccable scientific authority with great wit and literary panache to expose the hysteria surrounding the myths of global warming and climate change. Spencer shows that the earth is far more resilient than exopessimists pretend and that increasing wealth and technology ingenuity, far from being the enemies of the environment, are the only means we possess to solve environmental problems as they arise.--Provided by the publisher
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252712
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Spencer, Roy W
Dewey number
363.738/74
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QC981.8.G56
LC item number
S645 2008
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QC981.8.G56
NAL item number
S645 2008
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True
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Global warming
Target audience
adult
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how global warming hysteria leads to bad science, pandering politicians, and hurts the poor
Label
Climate confusion : how global warming hysteria leads to bad science, pandering politicians, and misguided policies that hurt the poor, by Roy W. Spencer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Global warming hysteria: All natural disasters are now caused by global warming -- Science isn't truth: What we know isn't necessarily so -- How weather works: The mission: to move heat from where there is more to where there is less -- How global warming (allegedly) works: The popular explanation, and why it is probably wrong -- The scientists' faith, the environmentalists' religion: Belief in dangerous global warming is more faith than science -- It's economics, stupid: Views on what should be done about global warming are usually related to what we believe about economics and wealth -- The politics of climate change: No other public issue has so much potential for abuse of authority -- Dumb global warming solutions: Are they really serious about fixing global warming, or are they just pulling our leg? -- Less dumb global warming solutions: New energy technologies of the future are the only hope to "save" us from the threats posed by global warming
Control code
ocn191024051
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 191 p.
Isbn
9781594032103
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008001915
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)191024051
Label
Climate confusion : how global warming hysteria leads to bad science, pandering politicians, and misguided policies that hurt the poor, by Roy W. Spencer
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Global warming hysteria: All natural disasters are now caused by global warming -- Science isn't truth: What we know isn't necessarily so -- How weather works: The mission: to move heat from where there is more to where there is less -- How global warming (allegedly) works: The popular explanation, and why it is probably wrong -- The scientists' faith, the environmentalists' religion: Belief in dangerous global warming is more faith than science -- It's economics, stupid: Views on what should be done about global warming are usually related to what we believe about economics and wealth -- The politics of climate change: No other public issue has so much potential for abuse of authority -- Dumb global warming solutions: Are they really serious about fixing global warming, or are they just pulling our leg? -- Less dumb global warming solutions: New energy technologies of the future are the only hope to "save" us from the threats posed by global warming
Control code
ocn191024051
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 191 p.
Isbn
9781594032103
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008001915
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)191024051

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