How Global Warming Hysteria Leads to Bad Science, Pandering Politicians and Misguided Policies That Hurt the Poor(amazon)
Roy W. Spencer (View Bio)
Hardcover: Encounter, 2008.
If you listen to the media, you would think that a man-made environmental catastrophe was about to engulf the world and imperil civilization. From Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" to nightly jeremiads about CO2 emissions and "carbon footprints," we are bombarded around the clock with alarmist reports that disastrous global warming is on the rise and that it is all our fault. In CLIMATE CONFUSION, noted climatologist Roy Spencer shows that fears about global warming are vastly exaggerated and are driven by politics, not truth. He shows that a global superstorm has already arrived, but it is a storm of hype and hysteria. CLIMATE CONFUSION is a ground-breaking book that combines impeccable scientific authority with great wit and literary panache to expose the hysteria surrounding the myths of global warming and climate change. Spencer shows that the earth is far more resilient than eco-pessimists pretend and that increasing wealth and technological ingenuity, far from being the enemies of the environment, are the only means we possess to solve environmental problems as they arise.
"CLIMATE CONFUSION is the best book length treatment of global warming science that is available to the literate citizen. The title says it all. Spencer explains the broad agreement over the existence of some climate change and the existence of some human role, but he also explains why these have little to do with the implausible and overheated projections of environmental disaster. The author thus cuts through all the rhetorical brickbats of 'denialism' and 'salvationism' to allow the citizen to reach rational conclusions. Despite a light touch, Spencer does not pull punches when it comes to unclothing the moral pretenses of many in the environmental movement—pretenses often disguising some truly immoral agendas" — Richard S. Lindzen, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology