Harold Ambler has been writing about weather and climate for the past 20 years. He has degrees in English from Dartmouth and Columbia and started his career in journalism at The New Yorker. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, The AtlanticWire, wattsupwiththat.com, The Providence Journal, Rhode Island Monthly, Brown Alumni Monthly, and elsewhere. He co-wrote and edited a history of rowing for Brown University, published in 2009. He lives in Rhode Island.
Don't Sell Your Coat: Surprising Truths about Climate Changeby Harold Ambler
In the end,
Not very long ago, scientists, politicians, and journalists were seemingly unanimous: Global warming had already damaged nature, and things were only going to get worse. Snow was rapidly becoming a thing of the past; summers were becoming hotter; storms were becoming more violent; droughts and floods were becoming more intense. This was a nightmare.
In the end, though, little of this was true. And the whole idea of climate change was based on a lie: that weather and climate used to be nice. They weren't. As for our own time, snow cover is increasing; summertime heating is negligible; hurricanes are diminishing; droughts and floods both used to be worse. The real nightmare is the politics suffusing modern climate science and the effects this is having on every resident of planet Earth.
Don't Sell Your Coat, besides bearing a suggestion for its readers, brings to the public the scientific argument that global cooling is as likely a scenario for the next few decades as any of the nightmares of Al Gore. It also allows non-scientists to enter the debate about climate change armed with facts and to have a sense of humor while they do so.
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A highly readable overview of historical and contemporary climate science. Mr. Ambler, a card carrying, liberal environmentalist, lets the science speak for itself, and is to be commended for it. A must read for anyone interested in "climate change."
As a person retired from the research divison of a major plastics company, I always knew that the global warming science was flaky. The ban on CFTC's as a refrigerant was all about putting money in the pockets of the liberal politicians, and that trend has continued.