Climate Confusion

How Global Warming Hysteria Leads to Bad Science, Pandering Politicians and Misguided Policies That Hurt the Poor

Author: Roy W. Spencer

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 1594033455

Category: Political Science

Page: 191

View: 8622

The current frenzy over global warming has galvanized the public and cost taxpayers billons of dollars in federal expenditures for climate research. It has spawned Hollywood blockbusters and inspired major political movements. It has given a higher calling to celebrities and built a lucrative industry for scores of eager scientists. In short, ending climate change has become a national crusade. And yet, despite this dominant and sprawling campaign, the facts behind global warming remain as confounding as ever. In Climate Confusion, distinguished climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer observes that our obsession with global warming has only clouded the issue. Forsaking blindingly technical statistics and doomsday scenarios, Dr. Spencer explains in simple terms how the climate system really works, why man’s role in global warming is more myth than science, and how the global warming hype has corrupted Washington and the scientific community. The reasons, Spencer explains, are numerous: biases in governmental funding of scientific research, our misconceptions about science and basic economics, even our religious beliefs and worldviews. From Al Gore to Leonardo DiCaprio, the climate change industry has given a platform to leading figures from all walks of life, as pandering politicians, demagogues and biased scientists forge a self-interested movement whose proposed policy initiatives could ultimately devastate the economies of those developing countries they purport to aid. Climate Confusion is a much needed wake up call for all of us on planet earth. Dr. Spencer’s clear-eyed approach, combined with his sharp wit and intellect, brings transparency and levity to the issue of global warming, as he takes on wrong-headed attitudes and misguided beliefs that have led to our state of panic. Climate Confusion lifts the shroud of mystery that has hovered here for far too long and offers an end to this frenzy of misinformation in our lives.

Grüne Philosophie

Ein konservativer Denkansatz

Author: Roger Scruton

Publisher: Diederichs Verlag

ISBN: 3641096863

Category: Philosophy

Page: 448

View: 1093

Der Umweltschutz liegt herkömmlich im Hoheitsgebiet der politischen Linken. Die Bedrohung der Natur ist ihr zufolge dem internationalen Kapitalismus, dem Konsumverhalten und der unbegrenzten Ausbeutung natürlicher Ressourcen zuzuschreiben. Roger Scruton entblößt dieses Grundverständnis als gefährlichen Trugschluss, der in sich zerstörerisch auf die Ökosysteme wirkt, von denen unsere Zukunft abhängt. Der konservative Denker würdigt traditionelle Prinzipien als offensichtlichste und wirksamste Mittel, den Erhalt unseres Planeten zu sichern. Lokalismus und Bürgerverantwortung schlagen dabei die Bemühungen schwerfälliger Nichtregierungsorganisationen und internationaler Komitees. Die Zukunft ist mitnichten gesichert, aber Roger Scruton beweist mit dieser gedankenreichen Schrift, dass ein Fortbestand des Ökosystems Erde möglich ist.

Public Policy in the United States

Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317461711

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 7149

The fifth edition of this well-regarded text covers the period up through the 2012 elections. It has been revised to make it sleeker, more concise, and up-to-date with a clear organisational structure. This edition accomplishes these three important goals: First, it introduces readers to the American approach to public policy making as it has been shaped by our political institutions, changing circumstances, and ideology. Second, it surveys American public policy and policymaking in all the major policy areas from economic policy to health care policy to environmental policy, and does so clearly and even-handedly, with well-selected illustrations, case studies, terms, and study questions. Finally, in addition to providing analytical tools and empirical information, the book challenges readers to come to terms with the widely shared but often competing values that must be balanced and rebalanced in the ongoing policy making process, affecting issues of the highest concern to the American public.

The Freeman

Ideas on Liberty

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libertarianism

Page: N.A

View: 7730

The Encyclopedia of Global Warming Science and Technology: I-Z

Author: Bruce Elliott Johansen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313377068

Category: Science

Page: 738

View: 1508

In this two-volume encyclopedia for students of all levels and for general readers, Bruce Johansen marshals the explosion of scientific work on global warming into 300 articles presented in clear and palatable language.

Adaptation and Climate Change

Author: Sarah Flint Erdreich

Publisher: Greenhaven


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 3629

Provides essays that cover varying opinions on climate change and its effect on human beings, discussing whether or not humans will have to adapt to climate change, the extent of its impact, and the role of laws in combating it.

Preparing for Climate Change

Adaptation Policies and Programs : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, March 25, 2009

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Climatic changes

Page: 255

View: 4413


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Petroleum

Page: N.A

View: 2099


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

View: 3096

Nature, not human activity, rules the climate

summary for policy makers of the report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change

Author: Siegfried Fred Singer,Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change,Science and Environmental Policy Project

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 40

View: 2384


The Counter Consensus : a Palaeoclimatologist Speaks

Author: Robert Carter

Publisher: Stacey International Publishers


Category: Science

Page: 315

View: 1986

Professor Robert Carter is one of the world's leading palaeoclimatologists, and his work investigates the past cycles of the earth's unpredictable natural climate change, especially over the last few million years of planetary ice ages.

Books in Print 2009-2010

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835250214

Category: Publishers' catalogs

Page: N.A

View: 7617

Cool it!

warum wir trotz Klimawandels einen kühlen Kopf bewahren sollten

Author: Bjørn Lomborg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570550656

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 281

View: 5045

Erde im Aufruhr

Author: Immanuel Velikovsky

Publisher: Julia White Publishing

ISBN: 3934402801


Page: 314

View: 6659

Geisteswissenschaften heute

eine Denkschrift

Author: Wolfgang Frühwald

Publisher: Suhrkamp Publishers


Category: Aesthetics, German

Page: 209

View: 9795

Kata Bunkai

die geheimen Techniken im Karate

Author: Helmut Kogel

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 389899533X

Category: Electronic books

Page: 247

View: 763

Blauer Planet in grünen Fesseln

was ist bedroht: Klima oder Freiheit?

Author: Václav Klaus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783900812157


Page: 126

View: 9473

Grundzüge der Morphologie des Deutschen

Author: Hilke Elsen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110373637

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 350

View: 1077

Dieses Lehrbuch zu Flexion und Wortbildung des Deutschen orientiert sich gezielt an den Studiengängen Bachelor und Master mit jeweils getrennten Kapiteln für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene. Der Stoff ist in Module strukturiert, die den Band zusammen mit dem Glossar außerdem zu einem Nachschlagewerk zur Prüfungsvorbereitung machen. Das Buch stellt die etablierte Fachterminologie vor und behandelt morphologische Einheiten, formelle und semantische Strukturen und Verfahren der Analyse mit seltenen und unproduktiven Wortbildungsarten. Dabei findet auch die Fremdwortbildung Berücksichtigung sowie diachrone Entwicklungen und die Wortbildung der Präpositionen, Konjunktionen und Pronomen. Anhand von zahlreichen Beispielen werden die systematischen syntaktischen, semantischen, morphologischen und phonologischen Zusammenhänge deutlich, die im Verlaufe der Sprachentwicklung und beim Gebrauch der Wörter zum aktuellen Stand der Wortstrukturen führten. Problemorientierte Diskussionen, Musterlösungen, Übungsaufgaben sowie Literaturhinweise zur Vertiefung unterstützen ein selbständiges Bearbeiten des Stoffes. Daserfolgreiche Einführungswerk liegt nun in einer aktualisiertenNeuauflage vor.

Wasser hilft

Allergien - Asthma - Lupus ; ein Erfahrungsbuch

Author: F. Batmanghelidj

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783932098819


Page: 182

View: 6686