Climate of Extremes

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network

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Is the weather truly getting worse? When it comes to global warming, dire predictions seem to be all we see or hear. Climatologists Patrick Michaels and Robert Balling Jr. explain why the news and information we receive about global warming have become so apocalyptic. The science itself has become increasingly biased, with warnings of extreme consequences from global warming becoming the norm. That bias is then communicated through the media, who focus on only extreme predictions. The authors compellingly illuminate the other side of the story, the science we aren't being told. This body of work details how the impact of global warming is far less severe than is generally believed and far from catastrophic.

Table of Contents

Epigraphp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Foreword: A Climate of Extremesp. 1
A Global Warming Science Primerp. 11
Our Changing Climate Historyp. 39
Hurricane Warning!p. 67
Sea-Level Rise and the Great Unfreezing Worldp. 99
Extreme Climate: Floods, Fires, and Droughtsp. 147
Climate of Death and the Death of Our Climatep. 175
Pervasive Bias and Climate Extremismp. 195
Balancing Act: A Modest Proposalp. 221
References and Selected Readingsp. 229
Indexp. 243
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