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The Neglected Sun (Independent Minds) [Paperback]

Prof. Dr. Fritz Vahrenholt , Dr. Sebastian Lüning
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12 Sep 2013 Independent Minds
· A devastating scientific exposition of mainstream global warming arguments; · Written by a distinguished German scientist and former Environmental Senator; · Highlights the sun's often overlooked affects on climate change. The affect of the suns activity on climate change has been either scarcely known or overlooked. In this momentous book, Professor Fritz Vahrenholt, distinguished German scientist and former Environmental Senator, demonstrates that the critical cause of global temperature change has been, and continues to be, the suns activity. Vahrenholt reveals that four concurrent solar cycles master the earths temperature a climatic reality upon which man s carbon emissions bear little significance. The suns present cooling phase, precisely monitored in this work, renders the catastrophic prospects put about by the Inter- Governmental Panel on Climate Change and the green agenda dominant in contemporary Western politics as nothing less than impossible.

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  • Paperback: 356 pages
  • Publisher: Stacey International; Reprint edition (12 Sep 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1909022241
  • ISBN-13: 978-1909022249
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 313,908 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes the IPCC AR5 look outdated, one-sided 25 Sep 2013
Vahrenholt's and Lüning's book looks at hundreds of peer-reviewed climate studies that contradict the claims of a catastrophic man-made global warming. Moreover, they it shows how climate science has been to a considerable degree corrupted by politicians and activist scientists. The Foreword alone cites almost 100 sources and captures the reader. From that point on, the book is impossible to put down. The book presents a solid case that shows man is not guilty of climate change after all and convinces the reader that the impact of CO2 on temperature is exaggerated and that the sun's impact has been woefully neglected by climate models. It explains how the IPCC willfully ignored important, well-known climate factors and manipulated climate models in order to make CO2 appear as the climate changing culprit. After reading this book, readers will surely conclude that climate is far more complex than a single trace gas, that the IPCC played it loose with the science, and that there is an activist agenda driving current climate policy. Moreover, readers will come away assured that the climate catastrophe is the nothing but the latest in the string of scare stories we've seen from charlatans throughout human history.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading 5 Jan 2014
It is apparent to anyone interested in climate change that the "it is all down to CO2" brigade has great difficulty accounting for such climate phenomena as the Roman and Mediaeval Warm periods,the Vandal and Little Ice ages let alone the fall in global temperature in the 1970s and the current failure for temperatures to rise in the last 13 years. In Prof Vahrenholt's excellent book, he gives us a superbly rational and well supported appraisal of (it is to be hoped) all the possible mechanisms that affect global temperature. As you will have read above, he reaches very different conclusions from the IPCC.

It should be required reading for all politicians with any influence over climate related policies.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Prof Vahrenholt writes fluently about the vital matter of alleged climate change. He addresses the position taken by almost all politicians (who have obviously never looked independently at the evidence regarding "global warming"), and demolishes their biased and uninformed views on this most important and grossly misunderstood subject. It must be remembered that Prof Vahrenholt was formerly a highly placed executive in the renewable energy sector, both private and public, before realising that its attitude and that of many government funded academics are based on political bias, not truly independent science. This book is a wake-up call to all those who really care about the future of our civilisation.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a necessary read 4 Nov 2013
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This is a well written, well compiled book which should be required reading for anyone interested in, or concerned by, the present so-called global warming hysteria. In this book a truly balanced assessment is presented but the end result is to raise grave doubts about the IPCC's position and, indeed, to query the possible bias of some of the main contributors to its reports. The subject discussed is too important for us all for this important contribution to be sidelined or ignored. The book also raises the question as to how an object which we see everyday as having a seemingly dominant effect on our lives can be neglected, but neglected it is. Maybe now a more serious study of our Sun and its effects on our lives and our planet will be undertaken and undertaken without any prejudice imposed by the dictats of 'conventional wisdom'.
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4.0 out of 5 stars There are two sides to the argument 10 Jan 2014
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For one who was believer in co2 being the sole cause of climate change, This book has made me rethink this position. Would recommend this book as I feel there is another side to the debate and I fear that special;l and biased interests are misleading us to a certain extent. As an amateur solar astronomer I think it is worth considering the cyclical role of the sun.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The sun is taking a break 29 Sep 2013
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This book is an updated and expanded translation of the German bestseller 'Die Kalte Sonne' which was published in Germany in February 2012. The two German authors are Prof Fritz Vahrenholt, an energy expert and former managing director of RWE Innogy, and Dr Sebastian Lüning a geoscientists who spend most of his working life studying the earth's climate and history. So they are not some liberal arts graduates that cannot comment with authority on serious technical and scientific matters.

Given the technical background of the authors, it is therefore not surprising that they can comment with great insight and command of the subject matter, the influence of the trace gas carbon dioxide on the climate. The authors do not deny the fact, as most sane people do, that the increase of carbon dioxide concentrations in the earth's atmosphere has an effect on the climate, and that the continued release of carbon dioxide will most definitely change the climate.

The question the authors tackle is: What will the influence of the increased carbon dioxide be on the climate. Starting from an historical overview of past temperatures, the book tease out the various factors that influence the climate, and surprising enough, they found that the sun also has a role to play, in addition to carbon dioxide. The book discusses what change in the climate can be attributed to carbon dioxide, and what change can be attributed to other factors, mainly the sun.

The conclusion of the book is that the sun also has a role to play on the climate and this fact has been understated by the IPCC reports to date. The sun is entering a cooling, or less active, phase and this will buy time to put appropriate sustainable low carbon energy generating systems in place.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read this book!
A great book by a real expert climatologist. Fairly technical, but his message comes across clearly. Read more
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I find Fritz Vahrenholt's and Sebastian Lüning's way of presenting their findings, views and opinions so well founded and balanced that this book ought to be compulsory... Read more
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