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The Great Global Warming Blunder: How Mother Nature Fooled the World's Top Climate Scientistsby Roy W. Spencer
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The Great Global Warming Blunder unveils new evidence from major scientific findings that explode the conventional wisdom on climate change and reshape the global warming debate as we know it. Roy W. Spencer, a former senior NASA climatologist, reveals how climate researchers have mistaken cause and effect when analyzing cloud behavior and have been duped by Mother Nature into believing the Earths climate system is far more sensitive to human activities and carbon dioxide than it really is.
In fact, Spencer presents astonishing new evidence that recent warming is not the fault of humans, but the result of chaotic, internal natural cycles that have been causing periods of warming and cooling for millennia. More carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is not necessarily to be feared; The Great Global Warming Blunder explains that burning of fossil fuels may actually be beneficial for life on Earth.
As group-think behavior and misguided global warming policy proposals threaten the lives of millions of the worlds poorest, most vulnerable citizens, The Great Global Warming Blunder is a scintillating exposé and much-needed call for debate.
Book News Annotation:
Spencer, a research scientist at the U. of Alabama in Huntsville and a former NASA climate scientist, argues that the prevailing view of climate change, in which human activity is the cause, is wrong, and that instead, natural climate variability is the main cause, through internal cycles that cause periods of warming and cooling over thousands of years. He contends that the climate system is more resilient than scientists propose and can withstand greenhouse gas emissions. He provides evidence for these claims and how other climate scientists associated with the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are wrong, especially in their interpretation of cloud behavior, as well as whether carbon dioxide may not be as harmful as thought and actually good for life. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Roy W. Spencer is a Principal Research Scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He was formerly a Senior Scientist for Climate Studies at NASA. He is co-developer of the original satellite method for precise monitoring of global temperatures from Earth-orbiting satellites. He has provided congressional testimony several times on the subject of global warming and authored the 2008 New York Times bestseller, Climate Confusion.
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