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The Deniers: The World Renowned Scientists Who Stood Up Against Global Warming Hysteria, Political Persecution, and Fraud - and Those Who are Too Fearful to Do So [Hardcover]

Lawrence Solomon
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15 April 2008
Is The "Scientific Consensus" on Global Warming a Myth?

Yes, says internationally renowned environmentalist author Lawrence Solomon who highlights the brave scientists--all leaders in their fields-- who dispute the conventional wisdom of climate change alarmists (despite the threat to their careers)

Al Gore and his media allies claim the only scientists who dispute the alarmist view on global warming are corrupt crackpots and "deniers", comparable to neo-Nazis who deny the Holocaust.

Solomon calmly and methodically debunks Gore's outrageous charges, showing that the scientists who dispute Gore's doomsday scenario have far more credibility than those who support Gore's theories.

This is the one book that PROVES the science is NOT settled. The scientists profiled are too eminent and their research too devastating to allow simplistic views of global warming--like Al Gore's--to survive.

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  • Hardcover: 239 pages
  • Publisher: Richard Vigilante Books (15 April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0980076315
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980076318
  • Product Dimensions: 2.1 x 15.7 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 640,486 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Al Gore says any scientist who disagrees with him on Global Warming is a kook, or a crook.

Guess he never met these guys

Dr. Edward Wegman--former chairman of the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics of the National Academy of Sciences--demolishes the famous "hockey stick" graph that launched the global warming panic.

Dr. David Bromwich--president of the International Commission on Polar Meteorology--says "it's hard to see a global warming signal from the mainland of Antarctica right now."

Prof. Paul Reiter--Chief of Insects and Infectious Diseases at the famed Pasteur Institute--says "no major scientist with any long record in this field" accepts Al Gore's claim that global warming spreads mosquito-borne diseases.

Prof. Hendrik Tennekes--former director of research, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute--states "there exists no sound theoretical framework for climate predictability studies" used for global warming forecasts.

Dr. Christopher Landsea--past chairman of the American Meteorological Society's Committee on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones--says "there are no known scientific studies that show a conclusive physical link between global warming and observed hurricane frequency and intensity."

Dr. Antonino Zichichi--one of the world's foremost physicists, former president of the European Physical Society, who discovered nuclear antimatter--calls global warming models "incoherent and invalid."

Dr. Zbigniew Jaworowski--world-renowned expert on the ancient ice cores used in climate research--says the U.N. "based its global-warming hypothesis on arbitrary assumptions and these assumptions, it is now clear, are false."

Prof. Tom V. Segalstad--head of the Geological Museum, University of Oslo--says "most leading geologists" know the U.N.'s views "of Earth processes are implausible."

Dr. Syun-Ichi Akasofu--founding director of the International Arctic Research Center, twice named one of the "1,000 Most Cited Scientists," says much "Arctic warming during the last half of the last century is due to natural change."

Dr. Claude Allegre--member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences and French Academy of Science, he was among the first to sound the alarm on the dangers of global warming. His view now: "The cause of this climate change is unknown."

Dr. Richard Lindzen--Professor of Meteorology at M.I.T., member, the National Research Council Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, says global warming alarmists "are trumpeting catastrophes that couldn't happen even if the models were right."

Dr. Habibullo Abdussamatov--head of the space research laboratory of the Russian Academy of Science's Pulkovo Observatory and of the International Space Station's Astrometria project says "the common view that man's industrial activity is a deciding factor in global warming has emerged from a misinterpretation of cause and effect relations."

Dr. Richard Tol--Principal researcher at the Institute for Environmental Studies at Vrije Universiteit, and Adjunct Professor at the Center for Integrated Study of the Human Dimensions of Global Change, at Carnegie Mellon University, calls the most influential global warming report of all time "preposterous . . . alarmist and incompetent."

Dr. Sami Solanki--director and scientific member at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany, who argues that changes in the Sun's state, not human activity, may be the principal cause of global warming: "The sun has been at its strongest over the past 60 years and may now be affecting global temperatures."

Prof. Freeman Dyson--one of the world's most eminent physicists says the models used to justify global warming alarmism are "full of fudge factors" and "do not begin to describe the real world."

Dr. Eigils Friis-Christensen--director of the Danish National Space Centre, vice-president of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, who argues that changes in the Sun's behavior could account for most of the warming attributed by the UN to man-made CO2.

And many more, all in Lawrence Solomon's devastating new book, The Deniers

From the Inside Flap

Global warming is a question for citizens, and not only scientists. We must decide how serious the threat is and what to do about it. But how can we citizens settle the fiercely complicated scientific issues involved?

Al Gore has an answer. Rely on the `argument from authority'. Accept the word of the great scientists who really know. And what those experts say, according to Gore, the UN, and most of mainstream media, is "the science is settled." All serious scientists agree that global warming is real, caused primarily by humans, and will lead to catastrophe if unchecked.

As for those few scientists who dissent--pay no attention say Gore & co. They are either crackpots or crooks. They are either on the take from the oil companies, or they are vicious lunatics like those other "Deniers" who deny the Holocaust.

For Lawrence Solomon, eminent environmentalist author and activist, that answer was not good enough. He decided to find out for himself whether any "real" scientists dissent from the Gore/UN line.

What he found shocked him. Solomon discovered that on every "headline" global warming issue, not only were there serious scientists who dissented, consistently the dissenters were by far the more accomplished and eminent scientists.

Take the case of the world-famous "hockey stick" graph purporting to show that the temperature increase of the late 20th-century was unprecedented over the last thousand years. The man behind the hockey stick was a newly minted Ph.D. with little experience in the complex statistical issues involved.

The man who exposed the hockey stick as a statistical boo-boo? Dr. Edward Wegman, former chairman of the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics of the National Academy of Sciences, and one of the world's most eminent statisticians.

Heard the one about Antarctica melting? Don't tell it to Dr. David Bromwich, president of the International Commission on Polar Meteorology, who says "it's hard to see a global warming signal from the mainland of Antarctica right now."

More and bigger hurricanes because of global warming? Better check with Dr. Christopher Landsea, past chairman of the American Meteorological Society's Committee on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones: "There are no known scientific studies" linking global warming to the number or strength of observed hurricanes.

The list goes on and on. Solomon demonstrates conclusively that many of the greatest experts in field are deeply skeptical of the Gore & co. version of global warming.

But what does that say about the credibility of Gore & co. who, unable to answer these great scientists, resort to slandering them or even denying their existence?

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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful
Lawrence Solomon, the noted environmentalist, has written a most useful book on the debate over global warming. He shows that scientific opinions still differ across the whole field.
He cites Edward Wegman, former chairman of the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics of the National Academy of Sciences, who demolished the famous `hockey stick' graph which supposedly proved that the 20th century was the hottest ever. His team of expert statisticians also disproved the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2001 report's assessments, "the assessments that the decade of the 1990s was the hottest decade in a millennium and that 1998 was the hottest year in a millennium cannot be supported."
Solomon criticises Dr Nicholas Stern, once the World Bank's chief economist, whose 2006 review has become the most influential global warming report, embraced by the Blair and Brown governments. Stern seemed to bring hard economic facts into the world of scientific forecasts and guesses.
Yet his review is now wholly discredited. Dr. Richard Tol, Professor at the Center for Integrated Study of the Human Dimensions of Global Change, at Carnegie Mellon University, calls it `preposterous'. Crucially, Stern estimated the cost of additional carbon emissions as $29 a ton, as against Tol's conclusion that the costs were `likely to be substantially smaller' than $14 a ton.
Tol said, "In sum, the Stern Review is very selective in the studies it quotes on the impacts of climate change. The selection bias is not random, but emphasises the most pessimistic studies ... Results are occasionally misinterpreted. The report claims that a cost-benefit analysis was done, but none was carried out. The Stern Review can therefore be dismissed as alarmist and incompetent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome cracks in the Global Warming fortress 26 Sep 2008
This book is a milestone. It's people giving testimony, it's starting to crack open the veritable fortress of "rebuttals to skeptics" that "Anthropogenic Global Warming" science has built around itself. It's written by an environmentalist with a long and well-proven track record of committment to the same green issues I'd like to support again myself - and will, as soon as Environmentalism drops its Global Warming "religion" with its intolerance, its sheer bad science, and its conviction of the wrong culprit.

CO2 is not guilty and neither are our emissions, in fact, taking action against CO2 is harmful in all ways and helpful in none. We're probably due for cooling not warming. And cooling is far harder to cope with than warming. I've written a whole primer "Curious About Climate Science" which is about my own U-turn from AGW believer, with clear science and evidence. It is very important that people can see the evidence for themselves, plus the unbelievable evidence of cover-ups and falsifications and ad hom attacks. Sceptics used to be supported by big oil etc, but now the exact opposite is the case. Nobody wants to fund sceptics. Meanwhile, Al Gore is raking in the shekels from his scare-based industries, and getting money from the oil company in which he is involved (one with a particularly bad environmental record too).

Peak Oil, Peak All, overpopulation, environmental degradation, and a host of other issues connected with rebuilding sustainability, are all vitally important. We just don't need the bad climate science to hide these vital issues from view.

Now the book. I like Lawrence Solomon, he is open and direct - he does not practice "sleight of hand".
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Recently, I started to wonder where I could learn more about "Global Warming" and the temperature rises that were predicted. There must surely be books or magazine articles that explained the observations and the models. How had the models been tested and verified? What were the formulas and equations the models were based on? What were the confidence limits on the predictions?

From my own experience more than twenty years ago, in making and using computer models of automatic control systems, I know only too well that a model that has not been validated is worth very little. Only when a model has been shown to make accurate predictions, for example, by comparing its predictions with physical measurements under a variety of conditions, can it be used with confidence. Even then, its predictions can never be taken as certainty.

My search for information made me feel disquieted. I came across statements about how there is "a concensus" among climate scientists that man-made global warming exists. OK, there is "a concensus" - but where are the details of the physical models used? What assumptions are they based on? If the assumptions turn out to be invalid, does this invalidate the predicitions?

More and more, I began to feel that "man made global warming" had the appearance of a new and intolerant religion. Man-made Global Warming will lead to the Destruction of The Planet. And it is YOUR FAULT.

This book confirms my impression. It does not use these words but, in effect, belief in Man Made Global Warming is a new religion, with its own Priesthood, who tolerate no dissent. A scientist who questions it is deranged, incompetent, senile - or has simply been corrupted.

Eventually, truth will out.
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