Shattered Consensus: The True State of Global Warmingby Patrick J. Michaels
Pub. Date: 04/15/2006
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Shattered Consensus: The True State of Global Warming should be required reading for any serious student of the issue of climate change. Edited and introduced by iconoclastic climatologist Patrick J. Michaels, Shattered Consensus demonstrates the remarkable disparities between so-called consensus documents on global warming, such as the reports of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and climate reality. Shattered Consensus consists of nine expert essays on global warming, covering the earth's temperature history and disparities between what has been predicted about climate change and what has actually been observed. The reader will discover substantial disconnections and new information not generally discussed in mainstream reports about climate science. For example, the oft-quoted statement that recent years are the warmest of the last millennium is now in serious doubt. Temperature changes observed through the atmosphere (not just at the surface) are clearly different than what has been projected to occur. Disparities between observed precipitation and the simulations of computer models can be several hundred percent. Shattered Consensus will surely shatter commonly-held opinions about global warming and leave the reader with serious questions about whether or not policies to 'fight' climate change are warranted at all.
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Table of ContentsChapter 1 Introduction: False Impressions: Misleading Statements, Glaring Omissions, and Erroneous Conclusions in the IPCC's Summary for Policymakers, 2001 Chapter 2 The Mann et al. Northern Hemisphere "Hockey Stick" Climate Index: A Tale of Due Diligence Chapter 3 Observational Surface Temperature Records versus Model Predictions Chapter 4 Temperature Changes In the Bulk Atmosphere: Beyond the IPCC Chapter 5 Severe Weather, Natural Disasters and Global Change Chapter 6 Precipitation and the "Enhanced" Hydrologic Cycle Chapter 7 Predictive Skill of the El Nino-Southern Oscillation and Related Atmospheric Teleconnections Chapter 8 Climate Change and Human Health Chapter 9 The Impact of Solar Variability on the Earth's Climate Chapter 10 Limitations of Computer Predictions of the Effects of Carbon Dioxide on Global Climate
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