Hot talk, cold science : global warming's unfinished debate /

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Author / Creator:Singer, S. Fred (Siegfried Fred), 1924- author.
Edition:Revised and expanded Third edition.
Imprint:Oakland, California : Independent Institute, [2021]
Description:xix, 234 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm
Series:Independent institute studies in political economy
Subject:Global warming -- Research.
Global temperature changes.
Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric.
Global temperature changes.
Global warming -- Research.
Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Legates, David R., author.
Lupo, Anthony R., 1966- author.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"Incorporating recent developments in science, economics, and public policy, Hot Talk, Cold Science, 3rd Edition is a badly needed de-coding device to a sprawling, highly technical literature, giving readers a clear understanding of what scientists and policymakers know about climate change-and what they don't. By separating rhetoric from reality, this well-timed release allows readers to better detect and think beyond the hyperbole and propaganda all-too-common in media coverage of this heated subject. The stakes in this global debate, Dr. Singer reminds us, are monumental. With some calling for restrictions or carbon taxes to reduce the use of fossil fuels and get climate change under control, and others warning that impeding access to affordable energy would consign large segments of the world's population to deeper, more prolonged poverty, the only ground shared by all sides may be a burning sense of urgency for more research and education. By bringing vital but often neglected findings to the forefront of the reading public, Hot Talk, Cold Science: Global Warming's Unfinished Debate, 3rd Edition can play a critical part in stimulating fresh discussion on the most important scientific and policy issue of our times"--
Other form:Online version: Singer, Siegfried Fred, 1924- Hot talk, cold science 3rd.. Oakland : Independent Institute, 2021. 9781598133431
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword to First and Second Editions
  • Foreword to Third Edition
  • Preface
  • List of Figures and Boxes
  • Part I. Hot Talk
  • 1. A Century of Climate Concerns
  • Little Support for the Greenhouse Theory
  • Warming or Cooling?
  • Fear of Global Warming
  • 2. FCCC and the Kyoto Protocol
  • The Earth Summit Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC)
  • The Kyoto Protocol
  • 3. The Paris Agreement
  • Failure in Copenhagen
  • The Paris Agreement
  • A Big "Nothing Burger"
  • Leaving the FCCC
  • 4. Misled by the IPCC
  • A Fake Consensus of Scientists
  • Corruption of the Peer-Review Process
  • The Missing Hotspot
  • Walking
  • Back Key Alarmist Claims
  • A Huge Public Deception
  • 5. The Hockey Stick Deception
  • The Hockey Stick Illusion
  • The Illusion Exposed
  • 6. The Climategate Scandal
  • "An Organized Conspiracy"
  • The Scientific Background
  • International Journal of Climatology
  • In the Courtroom
  • Part II. Cold Science
  • 7. What Science Really Says
  • The Temperature Record
  • What We Think We Know
  • What We Know We Don't Know
  • Severe Storms Are Not Increasing
  • Heat Waves Are Not Becoming More Common
  • Droughts Are Not Becoming More Common
  • Global Warming is Not Harming Coral Reefs
  • 8. The Unreliable Surface Temperature Record
  • Two Warming Periods or One?
  • Corrupt Data and Changes in Instrumentation
  • 9. The Gap Between Observed Temperatures and Climate Models
  • No Warming Trend
  • The Gap Between Observations and Models
  • Internal Causes
  • External Causes
  • Jet Contrails
  • Solar Influences
  • Other Possible Causes
  • 10. Does CO2 Lead to Cooling?
  • The Theory
  • Assumptions
  • A Typical Reaction
  • 11. Sea Level Rise
  • Sea Level Rise Is Not Accelerating
  • A Test of the Global Warming Theory
  • The Missing Water Is Turning into Ice
  • 12. Malthusians versus Cornucopians
  • Rise of the Environmental Movement
  • "Sustainable Development"
  • Resource Depletion
  • Environmental
  • Protection
  • Implications for Climate Change
  • 13. Benefits of Modest Warming
  • How Much Warming Can We Expect?
  • Lessons from History
  • A Boon for Agriculture
  • "Greening of the Earth"
  • Positive Effects on Human Health
  • 14. Mitigation, Sequestration, or Adaptation
  • Mitigation: Reducing Emissions
  • Sequestration: Storing CO 2
  • Adaptation: Turning Tragedy into Opportunity
  • 15. Unfinished Business
  • Unsettled Scientific Issues
  • The Truth Needs to be Told
  • Preparing for Global Cooling
  • Major Glaciations
  • Little Ice Ages
  • How to Overcome a Little Ice Age
  • 16. Conclusion
  • Afterword
  • References
  • Acronyms
  • Index
  • About the Authors