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Air Con: The Seriously Inconvenient Truth About Global Warming [Perfect Paperback]

Ian Wishart
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5 May 2009
Air Con is the new #1 bestseller from international award-winning investigative journalist Ian Wishart, breaking open the global warming debate into easily understood chapters that first explain the latest scientific discoveries and then explain the agenda behind the climate scare. Skeptical environmentalist recently described the groups pushing for action on global warming as "the climate industrial complex", and Wishart's investigations back that up - big business and big Green stand to make billions from climate change by sucking taxes and fees from ordinary householders in the biggest transfer of wealth in world history. FROM THE BACK COVER: What you are about to read is the most up to date and easy to understand write-up on the global warming debate, and arguably the most important new book you'll read this year. That's because proposed new carbon cuts to be finalised this December are expected to eventually cost each household thousands in extra taxes and fees every year! This is your money - don't you want to be sure the problem is real? Whether you currently believe global warming is caused by humans, or whether you have nagging doubts, you'll find Air Con is a compelling read.. EARLY REVIEW COMMENTS: "I started reading this book with an intensely critical eye, expecting that a mere journalist could not possibly cope with the complexities of climate science..[But] the book is brilliant. The best I have seen which deals with the news item side of it as well as the science. He has done a very thorough job and I have no hesitation in unreserved commendation." - Dr Vincent Gray, UN IPCC expert reviewer "Wishart delves into the science and statistics of anthropogenic climate change, only to discover the not-so-hidden agenda underlying the global warming scare. Air Con is a thorough summary of the current state of the debate, the science and the politics; it will be an important reference in any AGW skeptic's arsenal." - Vox Day, columnist, WorldNetDaily "Air Con demonstrates, with hundreds of scientific references, that 'global warming' was not, is not and will not be a global crisis...The 'global warming' debate is not really a debate about climatology - it is a debate about freedom...I commend this timely book, which makes the scientific arguments comprehensible to the layman." - Christopher Monckton, Viscount of Brenchley, former adviser to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

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  • Perfect Paperback: 298 pages
  • Publisher: Howling At The Moon Publishing Ltd (5 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0958240140
  • ISBN-13: 978-0958240147
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.7 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 174,992 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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82 of 88 people found the following review helpful
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This well-researched book examines the claims that we must cut our CO2 emissions to save the planet. Wishart points out that the Medieval warm period, 800-1300, was 1-2 degrees C warmer than the 20th century. Michael Mann, who provided Al Gore with the `hockey-stick' graph which supposedly proved that the 20th century was the warmest ever, now admits, "the mid 20th century was comparable in warmth, by most estimates, to peak Medieval warmth (i.e. the so-called `Medieval Warm Period')."

The New Scientist states, "Solar forcing may have been largely responsible for warming in the late 19th and early 20th century, levelling off during the mid-century cooling." The earth indeed cooled between 1945 and 1976, despite record GDP growth of more than 4% a year and rising CO2 levels.

A 2009 article in Geophysical Research Letters said, "Increasing Total Solar Irradiance between 1980 and 2000 could have contributed significantly to global warming." The 2004 Symposium of the International Astronomical Union agreed that the sun caused most of this warming. It also concluded that the sun's activity would soon lessen and so that the earth would again start to cool (as it has done since 1998). Between January 2007 and February 2008, the earth's temperature fell by 0.59 degrees C (the Met Office's Hadley Centre's figure), or 0.75 degrees C (the Goddard Institute of Space Studies' figure).

On estimates of sea-levels by 2100, the journal Science said, "increases of two metres are physically untenable." The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fourth Assessment Report estimates a rise of 13 centimetres by 2100, dropping its earlier estimate of 30 centimetres. Al Gore said six metres!

Antarctica's temperature averages 46 degrees C below zero.
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95 of 103 people found the following review helpful
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In many ways I am probably not one of Ian Wishart's target readers being from a scientific background and a having campaigned against the hyping of man-made global warming. "Preaching to the converted" springs to mind. However, in spite of having widely read around the subject, I learned a lot from "Air Con" and was particularly informed by the author's investigation of the political and financial interests behind the global warming scam.

This is a book that, without hestitation, I would recommend to anyone who wants to become well informed about climate change issues and to anyone who would prefer not to have their hard-earned wealth squandered into the coffers of carbon-trading dealers. I found the book very readable with the science presented in terms which, I consider, would be easily understood by non-scientists.

For those who campaign against the use of climate change scares to tax and control the populations of Western democracies this book is a vital source of useful information.
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46 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inconvenient Science and it's suppression. 4 Nov 2009
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Ian Wishart joins that increasing list of reasonable people
who are questioning the 'settled science' on Global Warming
or, as it has become due to recent temperature falls, Climate Change.

The incompetent "science" being carried out is staggering.
Computer models that don't work. Research data being ignored if
it does not fit the model. Scientists being ignored if they
don't 'tow-the-line".

Never mind the facts let's get a good headline !!

The biased guesswork and 'tweaked data' being forwarded by the IPCC to Governments
as fact is staggering. All of it is quite easily torn to shreds
in this excellent book.

Just as I was wondering how they were getting away with it in the light of
the truth being so available and how could our leaders be so gullible
it became clear that they are
mostly all in on it !!

Think of them all now as Tax Collectors in green suits.

The mother of all taxes is on the way if 'Copenhagen' goes through, and because it's for the
good of the planet you will all be willing to pay anything to stop
the polar bears from melting..or whatever.
This is an excellent way of making the UN (and Al Gore's carbon traders)
masters of the planet and rich beyond imagination. It will do nothing for the
planet; it will carry on warming up and cooling down as it has for
millions of years, along with the Polar Bears.

From Chapter 16 you will feel a chill run down YOUR spine, and it
has nothing to do with climate and everything to do with big business
and governmental control.
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it and Read it! 26 Oct 2009
By Mark
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A challenge to everyone whatever your global warming beliefs: buy this book, read it, ponder over it and pick the holes in it if you can!

The author may not be a global warming expert, he doesn't have to be. What he has masterfully done though, is compile scientific (yes, scientific) evidence which not only challenges, but debunks the entire "concensus" view surrounding "global warming". When politicians state that the "science is settled" and we "don't have time" to debate further - summed up by Gordon Brown's recent (Oct, 2009) announcement that we "only have 50 days left" - after reading this book, you'll understand what the real reasons are behind their rush.

This is a timely book. I just wish it was compulsory reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Should be compulsory reading
This is a well researched & presented analysis of the self-destructive mess we've all sleepwalked into. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Peter H.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good science coverage
This book is excellent if you are looking for a good summary of the climate science behind the Global Warming controversy. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mr. C. J. Marlow
4.0 out of 5 stars Makes you think
Methodical dismantling of media and political myths by this author provides food for thought and clarity of how selective data can be used to manipulate public opinion. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Chris Hardy
5.0 out of 5 stars CO2 comes from a warming climate ; not the other way round !
For someone who has read widely on the subject of Global Warming ( nowadays weasel-wordedly changed to Climate Change ) this is a REALLY good summary. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Taiga
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A well-researched book on the dubious science of global warming / climate change. Perhaps not the easiest read, but well recommended for those with a reasonable attention span.
Published 11 months ago by Clarsach
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but no news
opposition to global warming scare is vaste and this book is only more enjoying that many other opposition books. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Castiglioni Agostino
5.0 out of 5 stars A believable 2009 view of the mix of political scientific religious &...
A comprehensive assembly of information & quotations that put together give an uncomfortable insight into how we have become beholden to AGW outcomes that are offered as 'settled... Read more
Published 13 months ago by A CRACKPOT
4.0 out of 5 stars The title says it all
It's about time investigative journalists began questioning the religion of gullible warming and this is a well written piece which is easy to read (certainly far easier that the... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Benjamin Hern
4.0 out of 5 stars An objective assessment of the climate debate
This is an excellent book which I would recommend to anyone wishing to get to grips with the climate debate in one step. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Goldeneye
1.0 out of 5 stars Sadly counterproductive
I found this book to be scrappy, disjointed, eventually unreadable failings possibly because it is self published which is a pity because it attempts to go to the heart of a... Read more
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