Climate Confusion : How Global Warming Hysteria Leads to Bad Science, Pandering Politicians and Misguided Policies That Hurt the Poor

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2010-01-12
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The current frenzy over global warming has galvanized the public and cost taxpayers billons of dollars in federal expenditures for climate research. It has spawned Hollywood blockbusters and inspired major political movements. It has given a higher calling to celebrities and built a lucrative industry for scores of eager scientists. In short, ending climate change has become a national crusade.

Author Biography

Roy W. Spencer is a Principal Research Scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where he directs a variety of climate research projects. He received his Ph.D. in Meteorology from the University of Wisconsin in 1981, and was formerly a Senior Scientist for Climate Studies at NASA. Dr. Spencer also serves as the U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for EOS (AMSR-E) flying on NASA's Aqua satellite. He is co-developer of the original satellite method for precise monitoring of global temperatures from Earth-orbiting satellites. He has authored numerous weather and climate research articles in scientific journals, and has provided congressional testimony several times on the subject of global warming.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Editionp. vii
Prefacep. xiii
Prologuep. 1
Global Warming Hysteriap. 11
All natural disasters are now caused by global warming.
Science Isn't Truthp. 35
What we know isn't necessarily so.
How Weather Worksp. 45
The Mission: to move heat from where there is more to where there is less.
How Global Warming (Allegedly) Worksp. 62
The popular explanation, and why it is probably wrong.
The Scientists' Faith, the Environmentalists' Religionp. 85
Belief in dangerous global warming is more faith than science.
It's Economics, Stupidp. 103
Views on what should be done about global warming are usually related to what we believe about economics and wealth.
The Politics of Climate Changep. 124
No other public issue has so much potential for abuse of authority.
Dumb Global Warming Solutionsp. 139
Are they really serious about fixing global warming, or are they just pulling our leg?
Less Dumb Global Warming Solutionsp. 160
New energy technologies of the future are the only hope to "save" us from the threats posed by global warming.
Summaryp. 171
Epiloguep. 183
Illustration creditsp. 185
Indexp. 187
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