The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism: Mankind and Climate Change Mania

The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism: Mankind and Climate Change Mania

by Steve Goreham

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The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism: Mankind and Climate Change Mania by Steve Goreham

The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism is the first book on climate change that is fun to read. Using figures, cartoons, and whimsical sidebars, Steve Goreham describes our crazy world, which is far down the primrose path of global warming fantasy. Contrary to popular consensus, global warming is natural and cars are innocent. But this book is not short on science. Goreham uses charts, graphs, and references to dozens of scientific papers to support his arguments. He shows that icecap melting, stronger storms, polar bear extinction, and many other climate fears are unfounded. At the same time, his large collection of zany pictures and quotes grabs the reader's interest. Learn the real story about climate change.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982499627
Publisher: New Lenox Books
Publication date: 08/31/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Steve Goreham is executive director of the Climate Science Coalition of America, a speaker and author on environmental issues, a former engineer and business executive, and a father of three. The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism is his second book. He holds an MS in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Table of Contents

Foreword Harrison Schmitt v

Acknowledgements vii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Mankind in the Grip of a Madness 5

Climate Prophets of Doom

World Leaders

Big Business

Science Says

How Did We Get To This State of Affairs?

In the Grip of a Madness

Chapter 2 Do This to Save the Planet 17

Horse and Buggy

The Illusory Solution

Seven Lifestyle Changes

Global Governance

Developing Nations

Cap-and-Trade

Mad, Mad, Mad World

Chapter 3 The Simple Science of Man-made Global Warming 47

Rising Global Temperatures

Rising Carbon Dioxide

Greenhouse Effect

Computer Model Projections

Global Warming Dogma

Open and Shut?

Chapter 4 History Shows Global Warming Not Abnormal 55

Modern Warming Abnormal?

MWP and LIA

Evidence

1500-Year Cycle

IPCC Temperature Curve

Short-Term Cycles

Warming Not Abnormal

Chapter 5 Climate Science-The Rest of the Story 71

CO2, Drives Earths Climate?

CO2, Rise Due to Man?

The Carbon Cycle

Perspective on the Greenhouse Effect

Positive Feedback?

Ignore the Sun?

Cosmic Rays and Clouds-Climate Missing Link

The World is as it Seems

Chapter 6 The Oceans Are Rising! The Oceans Are Rising! 101

Evidence about Earths Icecaps

Sea Level Rise

Preparations-Founded and Unfounded

Play at the Melting North Pole

The Specter of Sea Level Rise

Chapter 7 Wild Weather and Snow Follies 113

Weather Scaremongers

Hurricanes and Tornados

Snow is a Sign of Global warming?

Gore Effect

Disasters and Climate Policy

Modern Superstition

Chapter 8 Big Whoppers About Climate Change 127

Carbon Pollution?

CO2 is Green!

Health Issue?

Polar Bear Propaganda

Acid Oceans?

97 Percent of Scientists?

Our Youth Climate Whoppers

Chapter 9 Bad Science?Temperature, the IPCC, and Revealing E-mails 145

Science is Settled?

Temperature

Bias at the IPCC

Climategate Scandal

Inquiry Whitewash

Another E-mail Release

Why Does it Matter?

Chapter 10 Fund My Climate Study 171

Scientific-Government Complex

Foundations

Funding from Industry

Myth of Well-Funded Deniers

A Hoax?

Scientific Organizations

Money

Chapter 11 Sunbeams, Zephyrs, and Green, Leafy Fuel 183

Hydrocarbon Energy

Some Oppose Energy

Energy Reality

Wind and Solar: Dilute

Wind and Solar: Intermittent

Wind and Solar: Costly

Biofuels

Electric Cars

Climate Madness in Europe

Myth of Peak Oil

Hydraulic Fracturing Revolution

Renewable Energy Mirage

Chapter 12 You Can't Make This Stuff Up! 227

The Roses

Solar at Night

Green, Leafy Jets

Stop Signs Cause Warming

Australian Camel Gas

Bird-Chopping Turbines

Green Education

A Green Drain

Futile Gestures

Animal Scientists

Climate Foolishness

Chapter 13 Climatism-Headed for a Crash 237

Trends Show the Models are Wrong

Science Does Not Support Alarm

Failure of Negotiations

Renewables are Bankrupt

Decarbonization Folly

Sustainability

One Trillion Dollars

Billions Will Figure It Out

Further Reading 247

Notes 249

Index 285

About the Author 301

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