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The Inconvenient Skeptic: The Comprehensive Guide to the Earth's Climate
 
 

The Inconvenient Skeptic: The Comprehensive Guide to the Earth's Climate [Kindle Edition]

John Kehr , Mazal Simantov
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The story of our Earth is one of constant change. Only by understanding why the Earth has changed in the past is it possible to predict how it will change in the future. Four years ago I considered the theory of global warming to be a real possibility, but I found that I could not wholly commit to it without understanding the science of the Earth's climate. With my background as an engineer in the private R&D field as my guide, I decided to understand the Earth's climate and the theory of global warming for myself. This book tells of my journey through the science and the controversy that surrounds the global warming debate. It tells the history of the Earth's past climate and how it became the climate of today. It is this knowledge that made me a global warming skeptic. This book is not for those that wish to ignore the science of the debate, it is for those that want to learn about why the Earth changes. Climate will change in the future, if you want to know why, then read this book.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Serious scepticism... 16 Nov 2012
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I bought this for my Kindle to further my understanding if the Great Global Warming
Discussion. It's a well-researched piece and very detailed, in some respects so detailed that it becomes very hard work. I found the many graphs to be hard to interpret at times, and would have been glad to have some more conclusions clarified as I went through the text. Nevertheless it's a powerful piece of research, performed with scientific rigour, and stands in strong contrast to the shockingly poor efforts of the AGW proponents, with their cherry-picked statistics
and automatic redaction of contra-indicators. Looks more and more as if AGW is this century's South Sea Bubble, with fortunes being made at the expense of the gullible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for all Climate Scientists 18 Mar 2013
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If you are in any way scientifically literate and you want to read only one book on Climate Change, read this one.

There is no other book I know of that explains the fundamentals of Climate science so well and equips you to form a view of future climate.

Unfortunately the view you form will almost certainly be that the concensus is wrong and that Arhenius and those who have followed his theory did not understand the basics of how the earth's climate works.
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5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT 14 Jan 2012
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This is one of the best books about the science of earth's climate which I've read. It isn't just an effective demolition of the absurd AGW hypotheses, but a thorough exposition of much more plausible hypotheses explaining the history and drivers of the climate. It ought to be picked up by a commercial publisher, professionally edited and launched with a blaze of publicity.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AGW - it doesn't make sense 23 April 2012
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As a working geologist I know about cycles and rhythms. I have always thought that the concepts of AGW made no sense. Throughout the histeria of the 90s and noughties I maintained a dignified skepticism often against the herd mentality of countless others. This book is excellent at shooting down the myth. A really really good scientific and pragmatic look at the facts about solar cycles and the distribution of continents on the earth. If you like a whodunnit - look no further than that big orange globe in the sky.
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By geetee
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This is a fascinating read and gives a layman's account of Global Warming....Using Ice core samples from the arctic and Ant-artic, John Kehr comes up with a convincing argument [for me] that the current warming trend and extreme weather is part of Earths Climatic cycle, and is no different, and to some extent less extreme than the weather that has raged around the planet for millions of years in the past and in the not so distant past. He argues the long term trend of Earth cooling [The last 1000 years are the coldest mean average in the last 10.0000] poses a far greater threat to humanity than the current warming trend. Crops grow in a warmer temperate climate, they do not grow in an Ice Age
Draw your own conclusions from the evidence he produces but either way it cant do any harm to arm yourself with the alternate take on what is happening to our planet against the views and persuasions of those that may have a more political and financial motive. All in all a thoroughly enlightening read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Required reading by all politicians 30 Sep 2013
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An excellent expose of climate data showing that its all happened before and it is not man made.The ice core data reveals that the planet has actually been cooling for the last 3000 years which came as a surprise to me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A careful study 11 Jun 2013
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Here is Avery careful day by an engineer who had few pre-conceived ideas about climate change and was only concerned with sifting the evidence.he inconveniently came to the conclusion that he was a sceptic and that carbon dioxide had very little to if anything with climate change..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 19 Jan 2013
By Gareth
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The author, an engineer, took a close look at climate science and in this book, he demonstrates where the climatologists have gone wrong. If there wasn't' such a huge vested interest in keeping the CAGW bandwagon going, he would be world-famous by now.
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Published 17 days ago by Cheever Hardwick
4.0 out of 5 stars The climate is changing. But not how you've been told.
I would not say this book well written, or entertaining; I don't think it claims or pretends to be. It is however, very informative. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A unified theory of climate
If any book has demolished the AGW nonsense this one has. Not only well laid out but an interesting read. Read more
Published 6 months ago by r w c sadler
5.0 out of 5 stars Contains scientific content
The book covers the big picture on climate change where carbon dioxide is at best a bit player. Unsuitable reading for those who believe in the predominance of anthropogenic... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Peter F Gill
1.0 out of 5 stars A disservice to engineers: an insult to physicists.
So the average global surface temperature of the Earth is... minus ninety degrees Celsius?

I'm not going to catalogue the errors in this publication but concentrate on... Read more
Published 10 months ago by A. Frayne
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly informative & compelling presentation of the facts
As a fellow engineer (I've not met the author - wrong side of the pond; not quite the same industry), I was drawn to John Kehr's detailed analytical approach. Read more
Published 11 months ago by RomseyDave
5.0 out of 5 stars Lifting the veil
This book contains a detailed explanation of the mechanisms affecting the world's climate and, by taking the broad view, it has more conviction than most other books on the... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Wavetop
4.0 out of 5 stars quite a wake up call
Rigorous wake up call.
Change is coming but not in a good way. This is the scare story to force massive adaptation whether we wish it or not. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Mr. B. Lynch
5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent and detailed exposition on how the climate we have works,...
An excellent and detailed exposition on how the climate we have works, and why, without hysteria or hype. Read more
Published 15 months ago by mark harvey
1.0 out of 5 stars Unfortunate
In trying to understand both sides of the global warming discussion I purchased this book after reading the reviews. To say it was a disappointment would be a gross understatement. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Karl
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