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Climate of Extremes: Global Warming Science They Don't Want You to Know Hardcover – 1 Mar 2010


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  • Hardcover: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Cato Institute,U.S. (1 Mar. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933995238
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933995236
  • Product Dimensions: 15.8 x 2.6 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,427,186 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book's title refers to the current scientific environment, which Michaels and Balling view as biased toward alarmism with respect to climate change issues. The authors recognize that anthropogenic global warming is a reality, but criticize mainstream climate science through a review of peer-reviewed literature -CHOICE In Climate of Extremes, two distinguished climatologists analyze the media's message about various alleged doomsday scenarios resulting from global warming-with particular attention to observational data. In each case, they demonstrate that potentially negative effects of increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have been exaggerated or even fabricated, whereas any positive effects have been ignored. An informed citizenry is essential for wise national decisions in a democracy. Climate of Extremes provides important and honest information about climate change that is hard to find elsewhere. -WILL HAPPER Professor of Physics and Former Chairman of the University Research Board, Princeton University Former Director, Office of Energy Research, U.S. Department of Energy Michaels and Balling have provided a treasure trove of the latest global warming science that you won't hear about through the media and reveal the absurdity of the claim that the science of man-made global warming is settled. -ROY W. SPENCER Principal Research Scientist, University of Alabama-Huntsville Recipient, NASA's Medal for Exceptional Scientific You don't have to be a skeptic to be curious about how solid the alleged global warming consensus really is. This book will open your eyes, if you are open to evidence and arguments. -BENNY PEISER Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By H. Ferguson on 2 Mar. 2011
Format: Paperback
You have to wonder why we are in such a mess in relation to understanding climate change. The scientific community at large are doing themselves more damage to their credibilty over climate change than anything else.
This book starts by telling us how many scientists have lost their jobs by daring to question any of the politicians who claim that the science of global warming theory is settled. It is anything but settled.

This book goes through the many aspects of Global warming and many of the predictions and statements that are made. It looks at the facts and where they do not stack up with the statements it tells you what the differences are.

The book , for all that its content is scientific , is very readable. It is clear and well researched.

Buy it, read it, enjoy it.

And you too will understand

-the ebb and flow of the arctic ice

-how the data on warming has been massaged to fit with the theories and computer models

-how natural phenomena like elNino have a major impact on climate and have done so for thousands of years

- how the predictions are all the product of computer simulations - like a weather forcast for the next 500 years, ( we cannot forecast 3 days ahead let alone 500 years)

- and how little sea level rise and how little temperature change is actually predicted.
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58 of 62 people found the following review helpful By J. Hampton on 25 Mar. 2009
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This is basically a major rewrite of Michaels' 2004 "Meltdown" book. Like Meltdown, it is very good. The authors accept that CO2 emissions are responsible for some global warming but they counsel against the alarmism that we see everywhere. They go to the science, and they make their case very well. Are there more hurricanes than there used to be? What might sea level rises be by 2100? What is the 'hockey stick' debate about? Are the poles melting and by how much? These questions and many more are examined with clarity and wit.
Michaels is an excellent writer and one always feels him to have a real command of his subject. He is a climatologist with years of employment at the university of Virginia under his belt.
He is unpopular with the mainstream scientific 'consensus' who regard him as too much of a sceptic - questions are asked as to his funding and his motivation, and sure some of his funding looks to be dubious and the Cato Institute is a right wing libertarian outfit. But this does not intrude into the text, except in a few areas where the authors offer potential solutions to some of the problems they perceive within the current scientific research environment.
This is an excellent and very accessible read, and I recommend it to mainstream and sceptic alike, and for all who like to do a bit of thinking 'outside the box'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Peter Barbor on 14 Feb. 2013
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This is very persuasive. Logic and no hysteria asks so often seen. He really knows his stuff and writes very well.
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arrived quickly - well packed (it was via amazon) - as described.

bought as a present and it went down very well indeed.

writing style is good - enough pictures to demonstrate stuff.

dependant on point of view it could be argued as the truth no one is shouting about OR lies put out by dullards who don't know.

for those who believe the current fashion is merely a money making industry and tool for authority to beat the populace - its a must read.

for those in the industry this the evidence the gain sayers use.

for the undecided have a read, Its always good to have both sides arguments before you make a decision. It certainly does have some powerful arguments and deflates the over puffed sensational claims that get a lot a more publicity.

ACID TEST: would I recommend it - yes
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mbknees on 3 Jun. 2013
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Just goes to show that even the scientists can't agree. I have never subscribed to Global warming myself, just another tax grab.
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