Climate Con?: History and Science of the Global Warming Scare

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Author House, Aug 9, 2010 - Education - 266 pages
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The scientific debate surrounding climate change is far from settled. In this review of the scientific and popular literature, William B. Innes, Ph.D. addresses questions central to the debate, including who is behind the global warming scare and what are their motivations, what is responsible for past short and long-term climate swings, and how do current and projected carbon dioxide levels compare to earlier times in earth’s history? “Climate Con? provides readers with plenty of reasons to question the global warming orthodoxy. Among them: the failure of climate scientists to adequately account for naturally-occurring variables such as volcanic activity, ocean currents, solar radiance, and cloud cover…Perhaps the greatest value of Climate Con? is that it introduces readers to an array of global warming “skeptic” groups from which they can obtain further information. We highly recommend this book.” -David Ridenour, National Center for Public Policy Research
 

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Contents

HISTORY
1
F1 Chart of the GWBloc
8
5 GW History 18961970
9
7 The Global Warming Scare Begins
14
F4 SargassoSea Surface Temperatures
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10 Shutting off Debate and the True Scientific Consensus
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12 GWs Anthropogenic Signal
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F5 Effect of Kyoto on US CO2 Emissions
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F18 Vertical Ocean Circulation
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F21 Smoothed Sunspot Count Index
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Earth Orbital Variables
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F23b Seasonal Change in Inclination to Suns Rays
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F26 Infrared Absorption by Major IGs
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Central US Airports
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9 Validity of Apocalyptic GW Consequences
120
before after 1950
123

THE COUNTERMOVEMENT
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8 Consumers
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SCIENCE
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19921997
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3 Temperature Measurement
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F16 MSU Satellite vs Weather Balloon Anomalies
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SUMMARY
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A2 Basic Data and Related Calculations
148
A4 Selected GW Articles Y2000
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A7 Major GW Publications
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Acronyms Abbreviation
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William B. Innes, Ph.D., is a retired physical chemist. He spent the majority of his career working for American Cyanamid in Stamford Connecticut, where he helped develop one of the first catalysts for use in automobile catalytic converters. After leaving American Cyanamid he relocated to southern California, where he developed instruments for analyzing auto exhaust for pollutants. In the context of this latter work, he became active in the public policy debate surrounding setting of automobile emission standards in California. This foray into the use and misuse of science by environmental groups and policy makers led Dr. Innes into his investigation of the global warming debate, where he delved into the process by which the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessed the risks and causes of climate change. This book represents the outcome of these investigations, and is Dr. Innes’ first book on this topic.

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