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Books

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In the list below, you will find a range of books that take on the myths surrounding cAGW and why you should maintain a sceptical opinion of those promoting it. Many are available in lower cost Kindle versions. I will add to this list as I discover new titles but if you have suggestions for titles you can recommend please leave the details in a comment.

Watermelons: How Environmentalists are Killing the Planet, Destroying the Economy and Stealing Your Children’s Future
The shocking story of how an unholy mix of junk science, green hype, corporate greed and political opportunism led to the biggest and most expensive outbreak of mass hysteria in history. Watermelons explains the Climategate scandal, the cast of characters involved, their motives and methods. He delves into the background of the organisations and individuals who have sought to push global warming to the top of the political agenda, showing that beneath their cloak of green lurks a heart of red.
The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World’s Top Climate Expert
The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change writes a report informally known as the Climate Bible. Cited by governments around the world, this report is the reason carbon taxes are being introduced, heating bills are rising, and costly new regulations are being imposed. It is why everyone thinks carbon dioxide emissions are dangerous.
But rather than being written by a meticulous, upstanding professional in business attire (aka the world’s top scientists & best experts), the Climate Bible is produced by a slapdash, slovenly teenager who has trouble distinguishing right from wrong (aka, activists, 20-something graduate students, people appointed due to their gender or their country).
The Hockey Stick Illusion; Climategate and the Corruption of Science
Part scientific history and part detective story, The Hockey Stick Illusion tells the extraordinary tale of the iconic global warming graph (created by the US climatologist Michael Mann), the global panic about climate change that it has helped to feed, and the tireless efforts of a lone amateur researcher, Steve McIntyre, that have comprehensively discredited it. From the earliest attempts to reproduce the Hockey Stick graph, to the explosive publication of McIntyre’s work and the launch of a congressional inquiry, The Hockey Stick Illusion is a remarkable tale of scientific misconduct and amateur sleuthing. It explains the complex science of this most controversial of scientific findings in layperson’s language and lays bare the remarkable extent to which climatologists have been willing to break their own rules in order to defend climate science’s most famous finding. Already acclaimed by experts in the field, The Hockey Stick Illusion is an indispensable guide for anyone wanting to assess the credibility of global warming science.
Hiding the Decline
In November 2009, hundreds of emails from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia were released onto the internet. The messages, sent between some of the world’s most prominent climatologists revealed an extraordinary array of malpractice, with scientists manipulating data, breaching freedom of information laws and trying to crush dissenting views. Hiding the Decline is the definitive history of the Climategate affair, tracing the story back to its roots in the struggle over the notorious Hockey Stick graph, reviewing the explosive revelation of the emails themselves and then examining in forensic detail the cover-ups that followed. Including important new information about how the malfeasance of those involved in Climategate was whitewashed by the scientific establishment, Hiding the Decline is a both an important historical record and an entertaining story in its own right.
Climate: the Counter-consensus
The counter-consensus to quasi-scientific hype and induced panic on climate change is at last assembling. The argument is not in the first place as to whether or not climate change has been taking place, but whether any recent warming of the planet is appreciably due to human activity and how harmful it will prove. Tom Stacey, in his eloquent and provocative introduction, investigates our tendency to ascribe this and other perceived planetary crises to some inherent fault in ourselves, be it original sin or a basic moral failing. Climate Change goes on to examine, with thoroughness and impartial expertise, the so-called facts of global warming that are churned out and unquestioningly accepted, while the scientific and media establishments stifle or deride any legitimate expression of an opposing view. In doing so, the book typifies the mission of Independent Minds to replace political correctness and received wisdom with common sense and rational analysis.
Climate Change: Natural or Manmade?
Does human activity really cause global warming? Joe Fone expertly guides us through the maze of climate claim and counter-claim to reveal the uncomfortable truths about climate change some would prefer us to ignore. Jargon-free, thought provoking and subversive, this book is a timely reminder that things are not always as scientists, politicians and those with hidden agendas may claim.
Joe Fone – Joe Fone has researched in depth contemporary tenets in the field of climatology in a freelance capacity over several years, alongside his role as an electronics technician and CAD designer for the solar inverter market. Prior to the present work, his analytical articles have appeared in the New Zealand journals The Press, Dominion Post and Investigate. He lives in Christchurch.

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