SOLD OUT: Skeptic book 'Climate Change the Facts' (but one signed copy is available)

Just a few days ago I asked readers to send a message. Indeed they have. WUWT reader LeAnn writes via email:

Not only has the first printing of “Climate Change, The Facts” sold out at Amazon.com in less than 30 days, as of this morning, it’s “Amazon ranking” was #1,116 in the book department. (For contrast, Dana Nuccitelli’s book about pseudo-climate science has not sold out in the 2 1/2 months since it went on sale AND was ranked this AM by Amazon at #181,683.) BUT….when I checked this afternoon, Climate Change, The Facts has risen in Amazon Ranking to # 863!!!

Congratulations Anthony and all others involved in compiling this soon to be best seller!!!

Thanks LeAnn, and thanks WUWT readers! I’ll add that it is ranked #2 in climatology now, and as of this writing about 18 hours later has dropped to #1,218 in all books on Amazon, likely due to it being sold out and only Kindle orders can now be delivered until a new shipment comes in.

For those that want a printed copy now, I currently have two just like the one below:

climate-change-the-facts-photoHere’s how you can get a signed copy:

Given that I never got the small honorarium ( a few hundred dollars) I was promised by the publisher in Australia for writing my chapter, and I’m a bit short on cash at the moment, I’ve decided that I’ll auction off one of those copies, personally signed for the winner. This copy is particularly rare because it has the “2014” on it from the early and limited release in Australia. The copies sold in the United States don’t show the year.

I’ve setup an auction on Ebay for my copy, and I will autograph it in any way the winner wishes with a short message (with the usual limits keeping decorum).

See the Ebay auction HERE

Thanks to everyone that bought a copy! In the meantime if you want a Kindle version from Amazon, or want to get the printed version shipped to you when back in stock, go to the Amazon listing for the book. Thanks, Anthony

UPDATE: For everyone who had shipping issues with Ebay auction, I’ve fixed that now. Thanks for your interest.

83 thoughts on “SOLD OUT: Skeptic book 'Climate Change the Facts' (but one signed copy is available)

    • My copy was sent, post paid, to the UK this past December by the institute of Public who produced the book.

      • Hmm, you might need to exit or signout, I found the checkbox and removed the geographical restriction.
        Says this now:
        Sell globally, ship domestically using the Global Shipping Program
        (checked) Send it to the US shipping center, and the rest will be taken care of for you. Learn more – opens in a new window or tab Send it to the US shipping center, and the rest will be taken care of for you. Learn more
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  1. I don’t go anywhere near eBay (Australia) as they “shafted” me on a bid (They are NOT sales eBay, they are bids for listed items) and now chasing me for a pittiful sum of AU$5,80. Good luck with that!
    Wish you any the lucky “bidder” all the best.

    • And just to add, Facebook (FB), eBay and PayPal (An eBay company) seem to be the new “police on the block” demanding all kinds of proof of ID. And while on a call to PayPal un”support”, I was flatly accused of being a money launderer and/or terrorist. What gives?! Fortunately, I gave FB and eBay the boot (It is not good business to do that to your “customers”) and PayPal will separate from eBay soon (But I am stuck with them for now). Good riddance to FB and eBay I say.

      • I can’t say anything about their attitude on the phone, etc., but hackers using eBay and PayPal to get into your other accounts and hardware is on the rise. With this in mind, all these organizations (including Amazon) are much more stringent about updating accounts via the phone.
        One hacking method was to give Amazon a bum credit card number over the phone. Then when you call back to tell them the account was locked out, they asked you for the last 4 digits of your credit card. Bingo, a password reset link is emailed and intercepted and you have control of the account. From there you can hack your way into getting control of the Apple ID for instance, then control of your Apple devices.
        Personally I do nothing over the phone and don’t store any credit card info (except with Apple where I have to) with the providers. I don’t use PayPal and never use a debit card except to draw cash from an ATM. Have a separate checking account specifically for paying bills and keep just enough cash in the account to satisfy automatic draws or bill pays.
        I’m in the IT business and know how everything works, and I have never been compromised. But I know a little slip up and it is over.

      • “rbabcock
        May 21, 2015 at 5:40 am
        I’m in the IT business and know how everything works, and I have never been compromised.”
        I’ve been in the IT industry since 1983, mainframe, PC/LAN, mfg and banking, so been around the block a few times. My passwords are strong for these systems and I have never been “hacked”. I was even involved in setting up the first “internet banking” site in Australia in 1998/9. ANZ Bank. Regardless, I do not see the need for evidence of utility bills, passport, drivers license, birth and citizenship certificates to conduct online transactions at sites like eBay and PayPal. That, IMO, is going a little too far! Criminals will be criminals. Outlaws will be outlaws. Of course, all innocent until proven guilty!

    • Patrick be careful, you might be better off to get that sorted. These guys can become real brown rimmed rings when they get pissed.( in case of future dealings) I stopped doing any business on the net years ago after a similar hassle.

    • Can you elaborate? Thousands of others have no problem with eBay. If you ‘Buy It Now’ then it’s an immediate sale – self-explanatory. If you bid and you’re still the highest at close then you have bought the item.

  2. Got mine yesterday. I’m thinking of sending my copy to Silly Billy McKibben. Me thinks he needs it a lot more than do I.

    • donate it to your local library before giving it to someone whose political views border on book burning heretical texts.

    • The book sold out of its first printing. That’s as telling as the popularity ranking. And it looks to me like Climate Science has become a popularity contest sometimes.

    • SHF:

      Not that science is a popularity contest.

      And 97% of scientists would agree with that proposition, no doubt. Quite right too.

  3. I bought mine when it first came out direct from the publishers in Australia – and it’s got “2014” on the cover! So my purchase doesn’t shown on the Amazon rankings. I suppose I could make another contribution by buying a Kindle version as well. It was an excellent read on our recent holiday in Majorca, although my wife got a bit fed up when I kept quoting from it and interrupting her own relaxation in the sun.

  4. I hope a sequel for 2015 will be released, as there are many more essays and essayists of equal quality which could be included.

  5. I love this review comment: “In general most contributors to this book are quite rightly focused on the facts, are very clear and contribute powerfully to the debate”.
    And there we have the reason why sceptics are always right – we only focus on the facts – so how can we be wrong! He he!!
    Unfortunately not available in hardback in the UK.
    Also … do I notice a similarity to this: Global warming the facts

  6. Hi Anthony
    I will give you the $300 (au) you didn’t get from Aust.
    If you can get it signed by all the contributors.
    And a special pic from Josh. (If possible)
    Cheers
    Z

  7. Downloaded to my Nook. A couple of authors noted IPCC’s difficulty in handling clouds. This paragraph in AR5 caught my eye.
    “7.2.1.2 Effects of Clouds on the Earth’s Radiation Budget
    The effect of clouds on the Earth’s present-day top of the atmosphere (TOA) radiation budget, or cloud radiative effect (CRE), can be inferred from satellite data by comparing upwelling radiation in cloudy and non-cloudy conditions (Ramanathan et al., 1989). By enhancing the planetary albedo, cloudy conditions exert a global and annual shortwave cloud radiative effect (SWCRE) of approximately –50 W m–2 and, by contributing to the greenhouse effect, exert a mean longwave effect (LWCRE) of approximately +30 W m–2, with a range of 10% or less between published satellite estimates (Loeb et al., 2009). Some of the apparent LWCRE comes from the enhanced water vapour coinciding with the natural cloud fluctuations used to measure the effect, so the true cloud LWCRE is about 10% smaller (Sohn et al., 2010).
    The net global mean CRE of approximately –20 W m–2 implies a net cooling.”
    So the negative heat flux, i.e. cooling of clouds, is ten times the positive radiative heat flux (<2.0 W/m^2) of the increased CO2 added between 1750 & 2011.
    The water vapor cycle runs the climate, not CO2.

    • The IPCC doesn’t disagree with that. Water vapour is the 800 lb gorillla. IIRC, AGW argues that CO2 causes a minor amount of additional evaporation, which in turn enhances vapour production, and thus more vapour production in a positive feedback loop. That leads to “tipping points” and “runaway” conditions in computer models. Since all carbon being released by human sources derives from “fossil” sources (well, possiblly only most if you accept the abiogenic hypothesis), that means (if you assume AGW theory makes any sense at all) that carbon was once in the atmosphere and was removed from circulation by green plants. So, once upon a time all anthropogenic carbon was doing the same task it is being accused of now, without any human intervention. There was no runaway heating of the planet then. And therefore, unless physical laws have been changed just for humanity, CAWG is not possible. In fact, based upon geological evidence, the “carbon cycle” is really a downward spiral with green plants fixing carbon and geological processes burying it somewhat faster other sources can free it (e.g. naturally occurring fires in coal beds) or it can be replaced from non-biological sources (e.g. volcanoes, some mineral springs, etc.) that release previously biologically unavailable carbon..

      • Which leaves out why or how 50 % of the co2 being produced today is being absorbed somewhere, which the amount produced today is twice what it was in the 1950’s. Additionally, the tale told is that the oceans are not only warmer but more acidic so that the carbon sink has been reduced. And no one is disagreeing that huge tracts of tropical rainforests have been cut down, further reducing the carbon sink. How is that possible that twice the production of co2, reduction in carbon sinks is resulting in a current sink of 50 %?

      • Probably because plant life is CO2 starved so it continues to suck it up. A reduction in some areas of the Amazon rain forest is likely so tiny relative to such things as ocean plankton that what you’re citing is irrelevant.

  8. For everyone who had shipping issues with Ebay auction, I’ve fixed that now. Thanks for your interest.

  9. I tried bidding, but got outbid, so I kept trying. At the moment, I’m the top bid, but I hope, for Anthony’s sake, that bidding continues.

  10. Hi Anthony
    Not sure if my first post actually worked as my login was not right.
    Anyway I would like to buy the last copy for the $300 (au) you didn’t get, if I could get all contributing signatures on it.
    If it’s possible, I would love it if Josh could do a pic on it.
    Cheers
    Z

    • Given the logistical issues due to the contributors’ geographical dispersion, I suspect $3000 would be more reasonable. I am not bidding, I bought a Kindle just so I could download it.

  11. “One of the strongest natural proofs of the folly of hereditary right in kingsmanmade climate change, is, that nature disapproves it, otherwise, she would not so frequently turn it into ridicule by giving mankind an ass for a lion.”
    What Thomas Paine, author of Common Sense might say today.

  12. Went on Amazon. I will order when I can find another book or two to hit the free shipping boundary. As of now, there are five “1” ratings, one of which was a verified purchaser. One advised sticking to “peer reviewed articles” and another gave 5 star ratings to 2 books by our hero Mann himself

  13. Just tried to place a $200 US bid on the book and got a
    ” .Sorry : The seller has specified that this item cannot be shipped to addresses in Australia
    .You can contact the seller for more information, or find similar items offered by other sellers”.
    WUWT ?

    • It’s currently #2 for Climatology, #3 for Environmental Science, #2 for Environmental Policy on Kindle downloads. [#1 in Climatology and #2 in Environmental Science is “Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time (1900), and the Deadliest Hurricane in History”, a historical work which, of course, has little or nothing to do with Climatology or Environmental Science.]

  14. The book is still advertised for sale on the publisher’s website with the implication that it can be shipped anywhere. ipa.org.au

  15. Short on cash? I thought those ‘Big Oil’ checks were flowing into your account?
    Could it be that your well funded propaganda opponents are not telling the truth? Well, colour me surprised!

  16. Anthony,
    I’d be happier if the eBay listing didn’t include the words “signed by the author”. This is too much like claiming to be a Nobel Peace Prize winner as one of a group of 5,000………

  17. If one wins the signed edition no doubt they will have an unsigned edition for sale 🙂
    Anthony, thank you, you run a great site….

  18. I was given my 2014 Aussie copy by way of a small donation to the IPA (Australian site)
    Great book! tickled to now know my copy is rare!!

  19. I have Kindle, but ordered a hardcopy probably 10 minutes after AW put the book notice on WUWT on May 15. Received it Monday, and its been my bathroom reading staple now for 3 days. I’ve gotten through the Dr. Lindzen essay. Very impressed with the quality. Dr. Soon is next. Can’t wait.
    Thanks to all the authors. I put a 5 star review on Amazon as a verfied purchaser.

  20. rishrac May 21, 2015 at 5:38 pm
    “Which leaves out why or how 50 % of the co2 being produced today is being absorbed somewhere,”
    IPCC says 43%, World Bank 4 C says 45%, IGSS says 40%. That’s known as consensus.

  21. I am very happy that this book has done so well. I was an early donor in getting it published through the IPA (I’m a member, too). Got my first-run copy on my shelf. And my name’s on the back.
    Sorry, Anthony, that you didn’t get paid for your contribution. At least we can have some fun fighting the good fight.

  22. Hi Anthony
    I’ve read the book. How can I get a copy signed by all of the authors. Will pay $1,000.00 USD.

  23. I went to the Amazon site on Wednesday and they offered it in paperback but noted it was currently sold out. I placed the order that day with standard shipping and they said it would ship when available. I was surprised on Friday when I found it in my mailbox, less than 48 hours from when I placed the order.

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