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5.0 out of 5 stars A sun-rise of common sense, 24 Jun. 2010
This review is from: Climate: the Counter-consensus (Independent Minds) (Paperback)
Alarm over dangerous global warming is gripping much of the world and measures to reverse so-called climate change are threatening to undermine if not bring to its knees (in terms of energy costs) much of our modern way of life. Let's hope it will be coiuntered by the deafening warning bells sounded by Professor Robert Carter in this gem of a book. Point by point, rationally and clearly, and backed up by rock-solid references, he exposes the extent to which the alarm generated by the IPCC and climate scientists around the world is in fact based on false scientific premises, manipulated information, fudged data and green propaganda. What's truly frightening, as Carter shows, is the readiness of media and politicians, who should know better, to be what Paul Johnson describes as 'suckers on a grand scale.' Carter drives an Aussie road train through the red dust of deliberate obfuscation and misrepresentation that is the hallmark of IPCC reports and other climatic claptrap. This is an enthralling book, a sunrise of calm analysis and penetrating good sense. If it doesn't initiate a new dawn of understanding I fear nothing will.
John Dyson, London
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Initial post: 5 Oct 2012 09:35:44 BDT
R Jones says:
I haven't read the book, but I very much doubt that it reflects a 'balanced view' on the subject.

Why you might ask? - the author of the book is one of many that have a history of using 'misinformation' and other tactics in order to keep the debate on climate change going when it should have been settled long ago. Don't take my word for it, take a look at these links and make your own mind up:-

http://www.desmogblog.com/rm-bob-carter

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Bob_Carter

In fact, don't just accept these links. Go to the trouble of investigating yourself. Always remember to ask yourself what the source is and if people have some other agenda or if they stand to gain from adopting a certain position. Always ask yourself how credible the source is.

There are many self-proclaimed experts on the subject of climate change who at first glance appear to be very believable to the uninformed, which let's face it includes the majority of us, but 99 times out of a 100 closer scrutiny reveals that they are a sham and simplify feeding misinformation (i.e. propoganda) to suit their own purposes.

Many of these people have an association with the Heartland Institute and other such organisations that receive much of their funding from big business and fossil fuel companies. These organisations deliberately set out to `muddy the waters', much the same way as previous campaigns that would have us believe that tobacco is not harmful to health. Such campaigns often succeed in stalling action for several decades.

So why do we believe these people?

http://www.desmogblog.com/2012/09/20/psychological-study-reveals-why-misinformation-so-effective

It's often easier to believe what we want to be true if the real truth is too difficult to comprehend!

Then there is what's called confirmation bias - we all tend to seek out and believe information that confirms what we already suspect or believe:-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias

Climate change could be the biggest challenge in modern human history and as such deserves our attention. For those who want to take the trouble to learn more, there are several sites where the various myths propagated by the 'deniers' and 'naysayers' are totally debunked. Here are a few sites:-

http://www.skepticalscience.com/
http://grist.org/series/skeptics/
http://climatecrocks.com/overview/

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Apr 2013 06:49:39 BDT
And as the world temperatures remain unchanged and the truth of the great scam becomes more evident, so the desperation of people such as you mounts daily and the anger and frustration gives rise to even shriller screams. Your ship is sinking, though sadly you can't see it. But rest assured, when there are only bubbles left you will not be missed.

Posted on 27 Apr 2013 11:31:18 BDT
R Jones says:
@ K. S. Hutchence 25 Apr 2013:

I am afraid that you are misinformed.

Many skeptics say that it hasn't warmed since 1998. They chose this year for a reason - 1998 was warmer due to a particularly srtrong El Ninio.

The longer term trend is often hidden by the shorter term natural variation (weather variability, volcanoes, ENSO etc.). Short term trends are misleading. There are many periods during the instrumental temperature record where it appeared to be cooling for a number of years. You have to look at the longer term trend (over 30 years or more) in order to discern the underlying change in climate and I am afraid that this shows that the rising trend is continuing unabated.

The fact remains that out of the 10 warmest years on record, 9 of these have occured since the year 2000:-

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012-temps.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instrumental_temperature_record#Warmest_years

If the warming trend had stopped in 1998, the chances of 9 of the 10 warmest years on record happening since 2000 are miniscule. However, even with the annual variability this is what has actually happened.

I suggest that you research this for yourself rather than simple accepting the myths. You could start here:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=u_0JZRIHFtk
http://www.skepticalscience.com/global-warming-stopped-in-1998.htm
http://www.aussmc.org/documents/waiting-for-global-cooling.pdf

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