How to Change Minds About Our Changing Climate: Let Science Do the Talking the Next Time Someone Tries to Tell You...The Climate Isn't Changing; Global Warming is Actually a Good Thing; Climate Change is Natural, Not Man-Made...and Other Arguments It's Ti

How to Change Minds About Our Changing Climate: Let Science Do the Talking the Next Time Someone Tries to Tell You...The Climate Isn't Changing; Global Warming is Actually a Good Thing; Climate Change is Natural, Not Man-Made...and Other Arguments It's Ti

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How to Change Minds About Our Changing Climate: Let Science Do the Talking the Next Time Someone Tries to Tell You...The Climate Isn't Changing; Global Warming is Actually a Good Thing; Climate Change is Natural, Not Man-Made...and Other Arguments It's Ti by Seth B. Darling, Douglas L. Sisterson

The book to spark action on the defining challenge of our time

In our post-truth world, there’s only one place to turn to if we want to live in reality: science. And the research on climate change is clear: It’s real, it threatens us all, and human activity is the primary cause. This essential handbook dismantles all the most pernicious misunderstandings spread by deniers and replaces them with the truth. Faced with an imperiled planet that we must urgently work to save, we don’t have time for anything else.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615192236
Publisher: Experiment, The
Publication date: 07/29/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 497,071
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Douglas L. Sisterson is a senior manager at Argonne National Laboratory for the US Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility.

Seth B. Darling is the director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering at Argonne National Laboratory and a senior scientist at the University of Chicago.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Prologue: The Basics xiii

Part 1 Misdirection

1 There is no consensus 3

2 It's a conspiracy 15

Part 2 We Don't Need to Worry

3 Who says climate change is such a bad thing? 31

4 We're heading toward an Ice Age, so why worry about warming? 45

5 There's no link between warming and extreme weather 51

Part 3 Climate Change Isn't Happening

6 Feels pretty cold… where's your global warming? 61

7 The planet isn't getting warmer 69

8 Glaciers are growing, Antarctica is gaining ice 83

9 Climate is too complex to model or predict 93

Part 4 It's Not Our Fault

10 There is no link between carbon dioxide and global temperature 105

11 It's just a natural cycle 119

12 More carbon dioxide won't make a difference 131

13 What about… 145

Part 5 There's Nothing We Can Do About It

14 Carbon taxes or cap-and-trade systems will destroy the economy, kill jobs, and hurt the poor 161

15 Renewable energy is too expensive or too variable 171

Epilogue: Outlook 185

Acknowledgments 189

Index 191

About the Authors 199

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