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Mar 2008
Climate Confusion
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Encounter Books
ISBN 1594032106
184 pp
Climate Confusion
by Roy Spencer

Roy Spencer, formerly a climatologist with NASA, shows that fears about global warming are vastly exaggerated and are driven by politics, not truth, and the result is widespread hype and hysteria. Climate Confusion combines impeccable scientific credentials with wit and fine literary panache to expose the myths of global warming and climate change. The earth is far more resilient than pessimists would have us believe, and increasing wealth and technology ingenuity, far from being the enemies of the environment, are the only effective means we possess to solve environmental problems as they arise.

From the Author--posted at amazon.com
I wrote Climate Confusion for several reasons. In contrast to other works, I wanted it to be an entertaining and easily understood primer on how weather and climate works, showing why manmade global warming is unlikely to be a serious problem for humanity. Furthermore, I wanted to explore the political, philosophical, and religious underpinnings of beliefs in catastrophic global warming, helping the reader to better appreciate why scientific research in this area has become tainted and untrustworthy. Finally, and possibly most importantly, by using basic economic concepts I wanted to counter currently proposed policy "solutions" to global warming that will have devastating effects on the world's poor.

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 serves as the U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for EOS (AMSR-E) flying on NASA's Aqua satellite, and is co-developer of the original satellite method for precise monitoring of global temperatures from Earth-orbiting satellites.

"[T]he best book length treatment of global warming science that is available to the literate citizen. The title says it all. Spencer explains the broad agreement over the existence of some climate change and the existence of some human role, but he also explains why these have little to do with the implausible and overheated projections of environmental disaster. . . . Despite a light touch, Spencer does not pull punches when it comes to unclothing the moral pretenses of many in the environmental movement - pretenses often disguising some truly immoral agendas."

--Richard S. Lindzen, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, M.I.T.

"An outstanding discussion of the many scientific, political and religious problems associated with the acceptance that humans are the primary cause of global warming. A must read for anyone wanting a full and balanced understanding of the global warming debate."

--William M. Gray, Professor Emeritus, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University

"Spencers book is but one voice among many that cries out that we are all being fed a bill of goods by the doom and gloom crowd. He is to congratulated on work well done."

--Robert Busko, amazon.com reviewer.

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