Hot Talk, Cold Science: Global Warming's Unfinished Debate

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Are the often alarming claims about global warming based on science and justified by the facts? Is the human race really facing a major crisis due to emissions from fossil fuels? Would the proposed Climate Treaty solve a real environmental threat or would it create worldwide economic and social harm? S. Fred Singer is a distinguished astrophysicist who has taken a hard, scientific look at the evidence. In this new book, Dr. Singer explores the inaccuracies in historical climate data, the limitations of attempting...

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Overview

Are the often alarming claims about global warming based on science and justified by the facts? Is the human race really facing a major crisis due to emissions from fossil fuels? Would the proposed Climate Treaty solve a real environmental threat or would it create worldwide economic and social harm? S. Fred Singer is a distinguished astrophysicist who has taken a hard, scientific look at the evidence. In this new book, Dr. Singer explores the inaccuracies in historical climate data, the limitations of attempting to model climate on computers, solar variability and its impact on climate, the effects of clouds, ocean currents, and sea levels on global climate, and factors that could mitigate any human impacts on world climate.

Singer’s masterful analysis decisively shows that the pessimistic, and often alarming, global warming scenarios depicted in the media have no scientific basis. In fact, he finds that many aspects of any global warming, such as a longer growing season for food and a reduced need to use fossil fuels for heating, would actually have a positive impact on the human race. Further, Singer notes how many proposed “solutions” to the global warming “crisis” (like “carbon” taxes) would have severe consequences for economically disadvantaged groups and nations.

According to Arthur C. Clarke, author of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Hot Talk, Cold Science dares to point out that ‘the Emperor has no clothes.’ Is there evidence to suggest discernible human influence on global climate? Of great interest, this book demonstrates that, at best, the evidence is sketchy and incomplete. Hot Talk, Cold Science is essential reading for anyone who wants to be fully informed about the global warming debate.

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"Hot Talk, Cold Science will be difficult to dismiss, though many will undoubtedly wish to do so.”  —Frederick Seitz, past president, National Academy of Sciences; president emeritus, Rockefeller University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780945999812
  • Publisher: Independent Institute, The
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 824,985
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

S. Fred Singer is research fellow at The Independent Institute, president of the Science and Environmental Policy Project, and a distinguished research fellow at the Institute for Space Science and Technology. He was the first director of the U.S. Weather Satellite Service. He is the former director of the Center for Atmospheric and Space Physics, and former chief scientist, U.S. Department of Transportation.

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  • Posted July 13, 2009

    more from this reviewer

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    One Of Several Great Books On This Subject

    Thankfully, a number of scientists like Dr. Singer are willing to speak out about what the science really tells us. It's unfortunate, that you must search out books like this in order to find the opposing side of this debate.

    The media will never tell you, or cover the story of the thousands of scientists who disagree with the IPCC.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2001

    Among the first, still among the best

    The criticism directed at this book is largely completely incorrect. This fine volume stated facts which only after publication became more widely known. This book opened the eyes of many who were convinced by the 'overwhelming majority of scientists' who purportedly 'believe' in a man-made global warming calamity being imminent. Long after the Kyoto Protocol has unraveled completely, this volume will remain a classic, one of the reasons the enormous hoax came undone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2001

    Hopelessly Outdated Conclusions Mar this Book

    This book, while perhaps appropriate at the time of publication, may be misleading to anyone wishing to use it as a primer to the current debate over global warming. Unfortunately, new information and scientific reports have largely repudiated some of the findings of the author, though they were fair claims a few years ago.

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