The Deniers Hardcover – Apr 1 2008
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From the Publisher
What persuaded me to publish Lawrence Solomon’s The Deniers was the stunning array of scientist skeptics he assembled. I guess Al Gore never met these guys:
Dr. Edward Wegman—former chairman of the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics of the National Academy of Sciences—demolishes the famous “hockey stick” graph that launched the global warming panic. Dr. David Bromwich—president of the International Commission on Polar Meteorology—says “it’s hard to see a global warming signal from the mainland of Antarctica right now.” Prof. Paul Reiter—Chief of Insects and Infectious Diseases at the famed Pasteur Institute—says “no major scientist with any long record in this field” accepts Al Gore’s claim that global warming spreads mosquito-borne diseases. Prof. Hendrik Tennekes—former director of research, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute—states “there exists no sound theoretical framework for climate predictability studies” used for global warming forecasts. Dr. Christopher Landsea—past chairman of the American Meteorological Society’s Committee on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones—says “there are no known scientific studies that show a conclusive physical link between global warming and observed hurricane frequency and intensity.” Dr. Antonino Zichichi—one of the world’s foremost physicists, former president of the European Physical Society, who discovered nuclear antimatter—calls global warming models “incoherent and invalid.” Dr. Zbigniew Jaworowski—world-renowned expert on the ancient ice cores used in climate research—says the U.N. “based its global-warming hypothesis on arbitrary assumptions and these assumptions, it is now clear, are false.” Prof. Tom V. Segalstad—head of the Geological Museum, University of Oslo—says “most leading geologists” know the U.N.’s views “of Earth processes are implausible.” Dr. Syun-Ichi Akasofu--founding director of the International Arctic Research Center, twice named one of the “1,000 Most Cited Scientists,” says much “Arctic warming during the last half of the last century is due to natural change.” Dr. Claude Allegre—member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences and French Academy of Science, he was among the first to sound the alarm on the dangers of global warming. His view now: “The cause of this climate change is unknown.” Dr. Richard Lindzen--Professor of Meteorology at M.I.T., member, the National Research Council Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, says global warming alarmists “are trumpeting catastrophes that couldn't happen even if the models were right.” Dr. Habibullo Abdussamatov--head of the space research laboratory of the Russian Academy of Science’s Pulkovo Observatory and of the International Space Station's Astrometria project says “the common view that man's industrial activity is a deciding factor in global warming has emerged from a misinterpretation of cause and effect relations." Dr. Richard Tol--Principal researcher at the Institute for Environmental Studies at Vrije Universiteit, and Adjunct Professor at the Center for Integrated Study of the Human Dimensions of Global Change, at Carnegie Mellon University, calls the most influential global warming report of all time “preposterous . . . alarmist and incompetent." Dr. Sami Solanki--director and scientific member at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany, who argues that changes in the Sun’s state, not human activity, may be the principal cause of global warming: "The sun has been at its strongest over the past 60 years and may now be affecting global temperatures." Prof. Freeman Dyson—one of the world’s most eminent physicists says the models used to justify global warming alarmism are “full of fudge factors” and “do not begin to describe the real world.” Dr. Eigils Friis-Christensen--director of the Danish National Space Centre, vice-president of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, who argues that changes in the Sun’s behavior could account for most of the warming attributed by the UN to man-made CO2.
And many more, all in Lawrence Solomon’s devastating new book,The Deniers
About the Author
LAWRENCE SOLOMON, a world-renowned environmentalist author and activist has been at the forefront of movements to stop nuclear power expansion and to save the world’s rainforests. He is a columnist with the National Post (Toronto), and author of half a dozen books including (Doubleday). Mr. Solomon’s Energy Probe Research Foundation works with citizen groups around the world to stop environmentally destructive projects and to promote sound development.
Top Customer Reviews
Personally, at the end he loses me a little - I see nuclear power as the only realistic way to cut down our burning of fossil fuels and meet the energy needs of tomorrow.
That said, the cumulative impact of so many first rank scientists' profound problems with the IPCC's global warming theory compels one to reassess the credibilty of those who claim that "the science is settled".
The case for human-caused global warming has been hugely overstated. We must ask, "To what purpose?", "Who benefits from the hysteria?", "How many careers are being trashed because of the politics of global warming?" I want clean air and clean water. I want us to be better caretakers of the planet. But I don't want to be manipulated by bad science massaged for political purposes. The scientists more interested in furthering their careers than in finding truth will be the ones left teaching and hiring at our universities. That is a sad, unintended consequence of jumping on the this particular band wagon. It will have repercussions for our children's education.
Wouldn't it be great if science could be presented honestly?
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Published in 2008, The Deniers is now some four years old. And like all hollow ideas that are short-lived and don't stand the test of time, these four short years may as well have... Read morePublished on April 1 2012 by M
Wow. I've read 6 books on global warming. I've thoroughly read both sides of the debate and I have to tell you, although climate change is inevitable and perennial, it doesn't... Read morePublished on Nov. 7 2009 by Shane C. Lepage
I work in the Sustainabilty sector. It is a must read for anyone who thinks they already know it all when it comes to sustainability.Published on Sept. 19 2009 by Jamie
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