Climate Change: The Facts 2017

Climate Change: The Facts 2017

by Jennifer Marohasy (Editor)

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Overview

Climate Change: The Facts 2017 contains 22 essays by internationally-renowned experts and commentators, including Dr Bjorn Lomborg, Dr Matt Ridley, Professor Peter Ridd, Dr Willie Soon, Dr Ian Plimer, Dr Roy Spencer, and literary giant Clive James. The volume is edited by Dr Jennifer Marohasy, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Fourteen of the contributors currently hold or have held positions at a university or a scientific research organisation.

Dr Jennifer Marohasy said, “Climate Change: The Facts 2017 presents the case for climate change policies to be based on scientific evidence and it reveals how many of the potential policy responses to climate change are often wildly disproportionate compared to their potential cost.”

“However, our understanding of how the climate operates is incomplete and it is critically important to challenge the view that the planet is facing a global warming catastrophe.”

Climate Change: The Facts 2017 addresses a range of issues including the science of climate change, the homogenisation and manipulation of temperature data, the economic and social impact of climate change policy proposals, and the way climate change is presented by the media and portrayed in popular culture,” said Dr Marohasy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780909536039
Publisher: Connor Court Publishing Pty Ltd
Publication date: 08/19/2017
Pages: 402
Sales rank: 424,370
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword



Contributors



Introduction



1 The Extraordinary Resilience of Great Barrier Reef Corals, and Problems with Policy Science

Professor Peter Ridd



2 Ocean Acidification: Not Yet a Catastrophe for the Great Barrier Reef

Dr John Abbot & Dr Jennifer Marohasy



3 Understanding Climate Change in Terms of Natural Variability

Dr Nicola Scafetta



4 The Role of the Moon in Weather Forecasting

Ken Ring



5 Creating a False Warming Signal in the US Temperature Record

Anthony Watts



6 It was Hot in the USA – in the 1930s

Tony Heller & Dr Jennifer Marohasy



7 Taking Melbourne’s Temperature

Dr Tom Quirk



8 Mysterious Revisions to Australia’s Long Hot History

Joanne Nova



9 The Homogenisation of Rutherglen

Dr Jennifer Marohasy



10 Moving in Unison: Maximum Temperatures from Victoria, Australia

Dr Jennifer Marohasy & Dr Jaco Vlok



11 A Brief Review of the Sun–Climate Connection, with a New Insight

Concerning Water Vapour - Dr Willie Soon & Dr Sallie Baliunas



12 The Advantages of Satellite-Based Regional and Global Temperature

Monitoring

Dr Roy W Spencer



13 Carbon Dioxide and Plant Growth

Dr Craig D Idso



14 The Poor Are Carrying the Cost of Today’s Climate Policy

Dr Matt Ridley



15 The Impact and Cost of the 2015 Paris Climate Summit, with a Focus

on US Policies

Dr Bjørn Lomborg



16 Re-examining Papal Energy and Climate Ethics

Paul Driessen



17 Free Speech and Climate Change

Simon Breheny



18 The Lukewarm Paradigm and Funding of Science

Dr Patrick J Michaels



19 The Contribution of Carbon Dioxide to Global Warming

Dr John Abbot & Dr John Nicol



20 Carbon Dioxide and the Evolution of the Earth’s Atmosphere

Dr Ian Plimer



21 The Geological Context of Natural Climate Change

Dr Bob Carter



22 Mass Death Dies Hard

Clive James



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