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The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism: Mankind and Climate Change Mania [Paperback]

Steve Goreham
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Aug. 31 2012

The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism is the first book on climate change that is fun to read. Using figures, cartoons, and whimsical sidebars, Steve Goreham describes our crazy world, which is far down the primrose path of global warming fantasy. Contrary to popular consensus, global warming is natural and cars are innocent. But this book is not short on science. Goreham uses charts, graphs, and references to dozens of scientific papers to support his arguments. He shows that icecap melting, stronger storms, polar bear extinction, and many other climate fears are unfounded. At the same time, his large collection of zany pictures and quotes grabs the reader's interest. Learn the real story about climate change.


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"Goreham, the antidote for Gore!”
—Doug Giles, Syndicated Radio Host

“It’s all here. Replete with great graphics and much humor, Steve Goreham reveals the mountain of failed eco-predictions, rank green hypocrisies and outright fraud that currently masquerades in the guise of modern environmentalism and ‘climate science’…The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism is an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand expose of all the key facts behind the dirty ‘green’ politics of the greatest pseudo-science racket of our age.”
—Peter Glover, author, journalist, and International Associate Editor, Energy Tribune


“This is the first book written to make you laugh at the absurdity of man-made global warming—that is, until it makes you cry. If 250 pages of facts are too much, you can simply read the amusing cartoons and quotes on every page to fully understand how the world has been misled.”
—Jay Lehr, PhD, Science Director, The Heartland Institute

“I am extremely impressed with this work, easily the best of its kind I have ever read…an authoritative, well-referenced, but easy-to-understand summary of the climate scare and its dire implications for society and the environment.”
—Tom Harris, Executive Director, International Climate Science Coalition


“Interesting, accurate, compellingly readable, and directly relevant to one of today’s most important political debates. What more needs to be said beyond, ‘Buy this fascinating book!’”
—Robert Carter, Australian Marine Geologist and Environmental Scientist

“Steve’s new book is exactly what I hoped would be published. It makes climate science understandable to everyone. Finally, some common sense, presented in a way to inform, not to deceive.”
—Burt Rutan, Aerospace Engineer, Innovator, Entrepreneur


“Steve Goreham’s insightful and readable analysis of the ideology of Climatism and its socialistic goals is an important addition to public understanding of both the facts and the critical importance of making the right decisions for America.”
—Harrison H. Schmitt, PhD, Geologist, former Senator and Apollo 17 Astronaut

“Goreham’s book is an excellent, readable, comprehensive, and indispensable education for everyone. It should be required reading in all schools, universities, statehouses and Congress.”
—Edwin Berry, PhD, Physicist and Meteorologist


“Steve Goreham has provided the science, the motivations, and the examples of deceit that surround the man-made warming hypothesis. He leaves no excuse for the public and the policy makers to prolong the misguided effort to spend trillions of dollars trying to reduce the insignificant effect of CO2 on global climate change.”
—Leighton Steward, Geologist, Author, and Environmentalist

About the Author

Steve Goreham is executive director of the Climate Science Coalition of America, a speaker and author on environmental issues, a former engineer and business executive, and a father of three. The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism is his second book. He holds an MS in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago.


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Steve Goreham has compiled the pertinent scientific facts regarding the climate change issue. The book includes an adequate number of charts and graphs to illustrate his points. There are also a number of side bars which I found entertaining. In my opinion Goreham does an excellent and credible job of countering the myth that climate change is within the control of mankind. He does touch on some of the motivations which have perpetrated this issue having gained popular acceptance but leaves me wanting more in this regard. There are many other books which cover the same terrain as Goreham but he does an exceptional job of making the issues accessible to almost every reader interested in this subject.
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This is an excellent expose of the phobia that has overtaken the so-called "civilized world".
It is a book that should be required reading in schools - and teacher's colleges.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Needs footnotes and an index. July 28 2014
By Windy - Published on Amazon.com
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A great read. Nothing new here, but he's pulled together a lot of threads and woven them into a coherent readable debunking of the United Nations climate scam. This should be on every student's bookshelf as an effective antidote to the brainwashing going on in schools today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Explains a lot of the current Hysteria about our Climate debate July 8 2014
By W. Mahoney - Published on Amazon.com
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Really great Scientific rebuttal to anthropogenic Climate Change. At the very least it keeps the Climate scientists from making outlandish claims. Science is constantly undermining itself. Fat is bad. Then there is good fat, take statins, dont take statins, and where are we on Cholesterol? Even these Climate Scientists disagree with the Climate scientists of the 70's. If we had legislated on those findings, we'd still be fighting Global Cooling.... Apparently winning.
My one problem is that it is funded by the Heritage Foundation. Combine this book with "the Bottomless Well" for a more complete energy consumption picture. Completely footnoted examples in this book are very interesting.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Eye Opening March 7 2014
By John M - Published on Amazon.com
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A good enlightening and important review of a current topic, should be read by both sides of the GW issue.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining comments May 5 2013
By meadowreader - Published on Amazon.com
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Reading the reviews is great fun, particularly the attacks on the book and its author based on his association with the Heartland Institute. In part those are entertaining because they so blatantly try to substitute various versions of the Ad Hominem fallacy for substantive argument, combined with equally blatant and fallacious Arguments from Authority. It's all especially funny when the critic admits that he has read only a small portion of the book and couldn't even find the end notes. What comes across most clearly is that some of these folks are not used to being challenged and having to defend their own position on its merits.

But what's truly hilarious is to see folks from the science establishment pretending not to have their own financial and other interests at stake in this debate. It's too funny! Climate change science is a taxpayer-funded mini-industry: Lots of research institutes -- does the green energy industry help fund those? -- that provide fat salaries and well-paid, high-status, high-visibility positions inside and outside of academia, endless paid-for conferences in fancy international locations with premium hotel and other accommodations, specialized journals to publish your articles and thus fatten the vita for academic promotions and pay increases, research contracts and grants by the boatload, invitations to sit on government panels and advisory boards, lucrative consultant posts, and on and on. The Earth- and Atmospheric Sciences never, ever had it so good.

The notion that climate scientists are an unbiased and disinterested source of commentary on a book like this is preposterous. All the Ad Hominem sputtering and Assertions from Authority are just another version of the panicked attempts to shut off debate with nonsense about "settled science." Baloney. Only by blind luck could true knowledge in an area this complex and poorly understood be represented by computer models that are replete with errors of specification and measurement. It's farcical. The outraged defensive reactions you see here from representatives of the climate science establishment are exactly what you always see when any heavily-invested interest group sees its gravy train in danger of being de-railed.

Pop some corn, sit back and enjoy, because this show is just getting started. There's a photo on the web this morning of two Meteorology profs at San Jose State, one holding this book over a lit match held by the other. Book burning used to be the province of religious fanatics intent on eliminating heresy. In a way, I guess it still is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Heretic June 16 2013
By Maris Ziraks - Published on Amazon.com
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This fine book has an overall rating of only 3 1/2 stars because the minions from the church of ManBearPig have come forth to silence the Deniers. It is interesting to note that a fair number of the book's critics have not bothered to read it, but are content to base their shrill reviews on a cursory skimming. I can picture their apoplectic rage, causing them to leave spittle on their monitor, as Sylvester The Cat might do while pounding out their self righteous critiques.

Now to the book. In the first part, Mr. Goreham introduces the many individuals and organizations that support the idea of AGW. He does this in a respectful way, without any "smirking", as some have suggested. After that, he proceeds to address every aspect of the debate, from A to Z, in a reasoned presentation of facts, that any first rate courtroom attorney would envy. Some have accused the author of not being a scientist. I believe that his MS in Electrical Engineering provide more than ample credentials in science, and its applications in the real world. His ability to understand the nuances of the scientific method in determining causal relationships far greater than that of ALGOR.

Readers may consider reading the last couple of pages of the book before starting at the beginning. These point out that many well meaning adherents of AGM are prompted by the "Precautionary Principle". Unfortunately, in a world with finite resources, and the many worthy needs clamoring for them; we cannot afford to spend untold sums on an unproven calamity.

I have loaned my copy of this very readable book to a friend who is a believer in AGW, with a request that he keep a writing tablet nearby, so that he might jot down any factual errors, or items that he disagrees with. It will be interesting to see what he comes up with. As with a couple of other books that I have been taken with, I may buy a second copy to make part of my personal lending library. At my request. the Phoenix Public Library is in the process of adding this book to its collection.

The debate is not over. Note that Mr. Goreham has offered to debate his opponents, with no takers thus far.
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