Category Archives: Book Review

The Science Was Settled Enough? – from the book – Culture and Climate Change:Narratives

Guest Post by Barry Woods I was invited several months ago, to contribute to a collection of essays and narratives about what sort of story is climate change. The book – Culture and Climate Change: Narratives – edited by Joe Smith, Renata Tyszczuk and … Continue reading

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New Book: Twilight of Abundance

David Archibald has written a new book. In short: Baby boomers enjoyed the most benign period in human history: fifty years of relative peace, cheap energy, plentiful grain supply, and a warming climate due to the highest solar activity for … Continue reading

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You can be part of a new crowd-funded book on climate change facts

I’m writing two chapters in this new book, Climate Change: The Facts 2014 which will be crowd-funded to become published. I’m sure you will recognize some other names also contributing chapters in addition to my two chapters on extreme weather … Continue reading

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How to Cure a Climate Change Denier

Here is a book with a twist – an eco gone rogue and self modified into a climate change “denier”. His experience parallels many, actually, including some of mine (though I’d never join Greenpeace, UPDATE: and now after having read … Continue reading

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New Book by Bob Tisdale: “Climate Models Fail”

THANK YOU Many thanks to everyone who has purchased a copy of Climate Models Fail — and to those who are considering it.  And thank you, Anthony, for posting this here at WUWT! I’ve added an update to the end … Continue reading

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A Video Preview of “Climate Models Fail”

Note: The video has been updated to reflect the fact that Climate Models Fail is now available for sale in Kindle and pdf formats. I also replaced the word “employed” with “used” (as suggested by many viewers) and corrected one … Continue reading

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A new book on the IPCC and Pachauri from Donna Laframboise

Donna Laframboise, who wrote the book The Delinquent Teenager, describing the shoddy methods and antics of the IPCC process has announced a new book. I was aware of this last week, but agreed not to post on it until she … Continue reading

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IPCC’s Pauchauri and the aliens er, spirits, er, Shirley MacLaine

Donna LaFramboise writes to tell me: The head of the IPCC has written a novel in which the central character [Sanjay] is infatuated with pseudoscience and in which UFO enthusiast Shirley MacLaine is presented as credible. The final installment of … Continue reading

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Highly Controversial German Climate Book To Appear Worldwide In English September 1st

Pierre Gosselin writes: Amazon is now showing that Fritz Vahrenholt’s and Sebastian Lüning’s controversial book Die kalte Sonne (The cold sun), released in German last year, is now coming out worldwide in English. The title of the English version: The … Continue reading

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The Thirteen Worst Graphs in the World

Guest essay by Geoff Chambers “Ten Billion” by Stephen Emmott – a 120-page paperback Ehrlich-style Doomfest – is due out in the next few days, published by Vintage in the USA and Penguin in the UK. German, Italian and Dutch … Continue reading

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Prescient: ‘Fallen Angels’ – a 1991 satire of climate alarmism

As a new Ice Age imperils the world, a lunatic fringe of the environmental movement has taken control of the U.S. government. Guest essay by Eric Worrall When outsiders like myself think of California, we normally think of the most … Continue reading

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San Jose State University Meteorology decides burning books they don’t agree with is better than reading them

From the Fahrenheit 451 department comes this indictment of California’s higher education’s “tolerance” for opposing views. When I first got the tip on this, I thought to myself “nobody can be this stupid to photograph themselves doing this” but, here … Continue reading

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A WUWT reader asks for some help

WUWT reader Jim asks: I am the reluctant presenter of Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert to our book group and I am a skeptic.  Any advice? I’ve not read the book, so I could not help him, … Continue reading

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New ebook: The Manmade Global Warming Challenge

Guest post by Bob Tisdale INTRODUCTION Many bloggers are very active in the climate change debate around the globe. In advance of an expected intensification of that debate this year, I’ve written a new essay about the natural warming of … Continue reading

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WUWT spawns a free to read climate sci-fi novel

People send me stuff. This time is a novel about climate change. – Anthony CAGW as self-organising narrative, referencing previous posts on fiction, and offering a free downloadable novelette By Andy West I’m a long-term WUWT reader, but extremely rare … Continue reading

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Dogmatism in Science and Medicine: How Dominant Theories Monopolize

Guest post by Henry H. Bauer WUWT readers might find some interest in my new book, Dogmatism in Science and Medicine: How Dominant Theories Monopolize Research and Stifle the Search for Truth http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-6301-5 Here’s a synopsis:

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Review of Cato’s ADDENDUM: Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Earlier this week I pointed out how the atmosphere went beserkers over this report in Unable to effectively refute the contents, the alarmosphere resorts to calling a new report ‘counterfeit’. That’s still going on, for example in the Washington Post … Continue reading

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A Review of ‘Thorium: energy cheaper than coal’ by Robert Hargraves

Guest post by David Archibald Robert Hargraves lives in Hanover, New Hampshire. Mr Hargraves believes that “Global warming is harming us all.” Using the temperature – solar cycle length relationship from Friis-Christensen and Lassen theory, for cycles 24 and 25, … Continue reading

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Mike’s Amazon Trick

Over at Bishop Hill, there’s an eye opening story by Shub Niggurath about the orchestration of book reviews for Michael Mann’s Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars using John Cook’s “secret” forum for the climate “in” crowd. It is a … Continue reading

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New easy to use reference book for El Niño and global warming

I think readers will appreciate the point by point style that this book is written in. It enables you to zero in on argument rebuttals with graphs and data. Highly recommended – Anthony Also see Roger Pielke Sr.’s Announcement and … Continue reading

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Is global warming just another ‘End-of-the-World’ delusion?

UPDATE: less than 24 hours after posting this, we already have an end of the world prediction naming global warming, see below. New end of the world book treats climate change just like many other end of times worries that … Continue reading

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ABR pulls Karoly’s review of Michael Mann’s book

Perhaps responding to some of the concerns published yesterday on WUWT about how Steve McIntyre was treated by David Karoly, or perhaps reacting to his reactionary stance at a recent wind farm event, the Australian Book Review has apparently pulled … Continue reading

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HH Lamb–“Climate: Present, Past & Future–Vol 2”–In Review–Part I

Guest post by Paul Homewood (reposted from his blog Not a lot of people know that please visit and  bookmark) Part 1 of a three part series. Hubert Lamb was one of the leading climatologists of his time, indeed described … Continue reading

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McIntyre’s rebuttal of Michael Mann’s pants-on-fire book

Steve McIntyre is back blogging and writes (links mine): I had also spent some time considering a response to Mann’s book. It amazes me that a reputable scientific community would take this sort of diatribe seriously. Mann’s world is populated … Continue reading

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Scientist’s rebuttal of Michael Mann’s “denier”and other unsavory labels in his book

By Craig Loehle, Ph.D. Since I am mentioned in Mann’s book, The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines and not kindly, it seems necessary to set the record straight. I do not take credit for … Continue reading

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No lessons learned from Climategate ? Fred Pearce and the New Scientist attack anti-nuclear book

Guest post by Martin Cohen When philosopher and long-standing climate sceptic Martin Cohen, and distinguished energy economist Andrew McKillop published a book on nuclear economics [2], they expected it to arouse the hackles of the nuclear establishment. But they had not … Continue reading

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NRC’s 2011 ‘Climategate’

Guest post by Rud Istvan Excerpted from book in progress Arts of Truth Based on the forthcoming Gaia, Musings on Sustainability © 2012 Rud Istvan   There is a recent example of artful lack of disclosure in the climate change … Continue reading

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Talking about the weather

Harold Ambler needs a bit of a boost,  his book Don’t sell your coat is the American equivalent of Ian Plimers book How to get expelled from school in Australia, but Harold hasn’t gotten 1/10th the publicity like the Mann … Continue reading

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WSJ pans ‘climate warrior’ Michael Mann in book review.

All I can say is “ouch”! Mann of course will be sending his usual letter to the editor whining about unfair treatment. He’s really just misunderstood you see. Excerpts from the review by Anne Jolis: The book’s climax is a … Continue reading

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Kos asks about Michael Mann – hero or zero?

I was surprised to see this essay and poll on the Daily Kos tonight. Don Mikulecky writes: Michael Mann is a Modern Hero and we need to acknowledge that! I have been both a scientist and a political activist for … Continue reading

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Shollenberger’s Technical Review of Mann’s recent book

Readers may recall this posting A detailed review of Mann’s book: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars as it relates to the Wegman report to Congress. This post today is a continuation of that review, with more in-depth technical … Continue reading

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A detailed review of Mann’s book: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars as it relates to the Wegman report to Congress

By Brandon Shollenberger Introduction Michael Mann recently published a book named The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars. It was generally well-received, quickly garnering many positive reviews. Even Henry Waxman, a sitting Congressman, and Bill Nye the Science Guy praised … Continue reading

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Gleick declares in Mann’s book review (after phishing Heartland) – “there IS a war on”

From Amazon’s list of Gleick book reviews here Must read — for the real history of the climate debate and the war by deniers, February 8, 2012 This review is from: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from … Continue reading

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If the IPCC was Selling Manmade Global Warming as a Product, Would the FTC Stop Their Deceptive Ads?

Guest post by Bob Tisdale Many visitors here and at WattsUpWithThat will remember that a little over three years ago I published my first posts that illustrated how the process of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) created what appeared to be … Continue reading

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Michael Mann’s new book is out

Tom Nelson reports: I just bought the Kindle version of Michael Mann’s “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines” I hate the idea of spending $9.99 on a climate hoax book, but I plan to … Continue reading

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