Climate Change Reading and Resources

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Dire Predictions: The Visual Guide to the Findings of the IPCC by Michael Mann summarizes the IPCC Report on climate change (scientific basis) in a clear and understandable way without sacrificing important detail and nuance.

One test of the legitimacy of claims about scientific matters is time. Over time, if a proposal about how nature works that buck the consensus is valid, it will be shown to be valid. If it is not, it will fail the test of time. Climatology Versus Pseudoscience: Exposing the Failed Predictions of Global Warming Skeptics by Dana Nuccitelli looks at the predictions of those who have been denying the reality of climate change, comparing those predictions made by mainstream science. Read the book to find out who won!

Even though this is not specifically about climate science, I always recommend that people read Sean Otto’s The War on Science: Who’s Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It to understand why we are not simply and directly dealing with climate change. Along the same lines, Michael Mann’s The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines chronicles the denier-science fight at its high water mark, a few years back.

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming is a pretty good book, and at this moment very current, to read about how to address climate change.

Have you read the breakthrough novel of the year? When you are done with that, try:

In Search of Sungudogo by Greg Laden, now in Kindle or Paperback
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6 thoughts on “Climate Change Reading and Resources

  1. All useful titles (I have copies of each except the last) especially those exposing the deniers and their backers.

    Here is my current list of titles, in no particular order, that describe denial, its propagators and financial backing. For which latter Jane Mayer’s excellent book ‘Dark Money’ should be added, perhaps.

    ‘The Inquisition of Climate Science’

    James Lawrence Powell

    **

    ‘Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save Earth’s Climate’

    Stephen H Schneider

    **

    ‘Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity’

    James Hansen

    **

    ‘The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines’

    Michael E Mann

    **

    ‘Censoring Science: Inside the Political Attack on Dr. James Hansen and the Truth of Global Warming’

    Mark Bowen

    **

    ‘Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand’

    Haydn Washington & John Cook

    **

    ‘Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco’

    Naomi Oreskes & Eric M Conway

    **

    ‘Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming’

    James Hoggan and Richard Littlemore

    **

    ‘The Climate War: True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight to Save the Earth’

    Eric Pooley

    **

    ‘Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America’

    Shawn Lawrence Otto

    **

    ‘The War on Science: Who’s Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do about It’

    Shawn Otto

    **

    ‘Climatology Versus Pseudoscience: Exposing the Failed Predictions of Global Warming Skeptics’

    Dana Nuccitelli

    **

    ‘Global Warming and Political Intimidation’

    Raymond S Bradley

    ***

    But there is more:

    Robert Brulle has done much to expose the donor links to the anti science propaganda effort, follow the ‘The full paper is available here
    ‘ link at the foot of that article.

    See http://drexel.edu/now/experts/Overview/brulle-robert/ for more.

    John Mashey is another who has done sterling work in uncovering the money trails as well as assisting, along with DeepClimate, with the demolition of The Wegman Report also shedding additional unfavourable light on the activities of Steve McIntyre & co.

  2. Thanks for the suggestions. I got about a dozen other suggestions via email, and I’ve got more of my own. I’m going to make a better formatted and more complete set of resources, and post that here and on the DFL Environmental Caucus blog.

    Please post more suggestions if you have them!

  3. There has been push-back against Extinction Rebellion from the usual suspects by promulgating a document titled ‘There is No Climate Emergency’, it kicks off with a lie and that is how it goes for two pages out of 19 with most being the list of the 500 names of signatories, so called scientists or professionals.

    Richard Lindzen, Tm Ball, Joseph D’aleo, David Deming, Freeman Dyson, Patrick J Michaels and Willie Soon stick out amongst the US contingent although is not Tim Ball strictly Canadian.

    After a page of tilts against climate science as understood it descends into the Lomborgian:

    Our advice to political leaders is
    that science should strive for a
    significantly better understanding
    of the climate system, while
    politics should focus on minimizing
    potential climate damage by
    prioritizing adaptation strategies
    based on proven and affordable
    technologies.

    There has been two good responses so far:

    More than 500 people misunderstand climate change from Real Climate

    and linked from within the above:

    Letter signed by “500 scientists” relies on inaccurate claims about climate science from Climate Feedback.

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