Posts filed under ‘books’
A free, shortish book defends – and celebrates – oil and coal.
The natural world is heartless and cruel. Yet we humans equate ‘natural’ with ‘good’.
According to Canada’s most prominent environmentalist, the mining of gold, silver, copper and other minerals poses an unacceptable risk to the planet’s atmosphere.
Nobel-winning work about self-delusion and flawed judgment applies to all of us – even climatologists.
According to 1960s radicals, the environmental movement has been funded and orchestrated by fossil fuel interests.
The language being used in 1970, the year Earth Day was born, hasn’t changed much: Crisis. Catastrophe. Endangered. Extinction.
It’s springtime. Here’s hoping that our eyes are opening along with the blossoms.
Half of children perish in pre-industrial societies. Take your pick: a bucolic, green fantasy world – or one that’s safe for kids.
Climate crusaders urge us to Think of the children! But that can be used by anyone to advance any argument under the sun.
Most polar bear info is filtered through an activist lens. Here are some alternative views.
A new, 73-page paper about America’s “most visible environmental activist” doesn’t mention that he’s an emotional basketcase.
Is a new academic network just a cover for climate activists?
The German translation of my book is now in bookstores, readers of this blog are generous souls, and a troubling examination of free speech on university campuses sheds light on the climate debate.
A searing critique of environmental thought has emerged from an unlikely source – contemporary French philosophy.
Reserve your spot on my four-city speaking tour – or purchase the brand new Australian edition of my book.
The author of a 2007 book on climate change failed to mention his own IPCC involvement while pointing to that body as an authority. This is called an undisclosed conflict-of-interest.
A climate debate that includes Al Gore’s climate ideas – but not Bob Carter’s – is no debate at all.
It’s official. The Delinquent Teen is being translated into German and will be for sale in German bookstores later this year.
When I describe the surreal world of climate science to people who are strangers to that world I know it sounds fantastical. But there are strong parallels with the recently destroyed economies of Iceland, Greece, and Ireland.
Reviews of my book continue to appear in Switzerland, South Africa, the UK, and the US.
The IPCC has, so far, ignored my book. But perhaps I’m having an impact nevertheless.
At the end of 2011 Treehugger.com continues to portray IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri as a saint.
I trusted the IPCC’s website when it listed the lead authors of one of its chapters. If that list is wrong am I the party who hasn’t been careful?
Some book reviews, an excerpt in The Huffington Post, and an invitation to speak at a climate change conference in Munich.
My book is now available as a paperback. Thank you for your patience.
I’ve not commented on Peter Gleick’s one-star review of my book on Amazon.com prior to this interview.
The paperback edition of The Delinquent Teenager will make its debut within the next 48 hours.
The World Wildlife Fund says the charge that scientists affiliated with its organization have infiltrated the IPCC is “ludicrous.” Surely it can do better than that.
Canada’s National Post newspaper is running an excerpt of my book this weekend. It may be the only newspaper on the planet employing three climate skeptic journalists.
The Delinquent Teenager has been reviewed in the Tuscon Citizen.
Thanks so much for the purchases, the reviews, and the growing momentum! See a sample of the PDF edition here.
Please consider leaving a review of my book on the Amazon store websites. These reviews really do matter.
Digital editions of my book can now be purchased from Amazon.com, as well as Amazon outlets in the UK, Germany, and France. An instantly-downloadable PDF edition is also available.
My book-length exposé of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will be available soon.
My book has a new title – and will be available in September.
Amazon.com says e-books have begun out-selling hardcover and paperback books combined. Climate titles that don’t have an e-book edition are now at a serious disadvantage.
Those seemingly nice people brimming with such concern for the planet are actually profoundly intolerant.
David Suzuki says the planet is in “far worse shape” today than 50 years ago. But a growing library of exhaustively researched books claim the opposite.
Possessing scholarly expertise is one thing. Being able to predict the future is another matter entirely. Future Babble is a book that explores the question of why expert predictions fail – and why we believe them anyway.
Please consider supporting this blog and my book-in-progress. Via a PayPal donation button, you can buy me a holiday cocktail, so to speak.
It’s difficult to read Andrew Montford’s Hockey Stick Illusion book and not conclude that something is terribly amiss – in the world of science, in scientific publishing, and within the bowels of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
A new report examines three UK inquiries launched after the Climategate documents surfaced in late 2009. Intended to restore public confidence, those inquiries have done nothing of the sort.
Entire passages in the climate bible’s 1995 health chapter were lifted from a 1993 book authored by Anthony McMichael – the person the IPCC placed in charge of that chapter.
In its 2001 report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change admitted that long-term climate prediction is not possible. So why are we telling kids the world won’t be habitable by the time they grow up?
A cartoon pays homage to Steve McIntyre, a private Canadian citizen who believes climate research findings need to be verified by independent third parties. Having led a multi-year crusade to ensure this happens, an excellent book has now been written about McIntyre’s efforts.
Science is about doubt – not certainty. Journalism is supposed to reveal – not conceal. When scientific organizations claim there’s a consensus, they step over the line into political advocacy. When media outlets trumpet said consensus they “disappear” highly-qualified, dissenting scientists.
Experts have often been spectacularly wrong. Believing their predictions – rather than thinking for ourselves – isn’t smart.
Planet Earth experiences frequent volcanoes, earthquakes, electrical storms, tsunamis & tornadoes. It’s unlikely that this immense, complex system can be controlled by humans.
A book published in the 1970s argued passionately that society couldn’t afford to ignore the danger posed by global cooling. The evidence was too strong, it said – and scientists who disagreed were being irresponsible. Sound familiar?
Since the 1970s, some scientists have embraced social & political activism. The public needs to be aware, therefore, that not every pronouncement made by a “scientist” is neutral or disinterested.