Guest Post by Bob Tisdale
I’ve been mentioning my new book in blog posts and comments for well over a year. I’ve finished Part 1, which makes up the majority of it. The best news: IT’S FREE. Click here for a copy (25 MB .pdf).
On Global Warming and the Illusion of Control – Part 1 includes introductory discussions of 3 primary topics:
- the science behind the groupthink of human-induced global warming and climate change,
- climate models, and
- even more importantly, many of the numerous known modes of natural variability.
Those fundamental presentations are in layperson terms, with links to more-detailed discussions and peer-reviewed papers.
When you first download the ebook, you’ll note it’s over 700 pages long. Some of you are going to say to yourselves, I’ll never read a 700-page book about global warming and climate change. I’m not expecting that everyone will. The next thing you might note is that the interactive Table of Contents lists more than 60 chapters.
Those of you who are new to global warming and climate change might want to start with:
- Chapter 1.2 – What is Global Warming?
- Chapter 1.5 – What is Climate Change?
Simply click on the titles of those chapters in the Table of Contents, and Adobe Acrobat Reader will fast-forward you there.
Since they’re in the news, others of you might be interested in El Niño events, and are wondering about the processes behind them. Simply click on Chapter 3.7 – Ocean Mode: El Niño and La Niña.
The Introduction covers a multitude of topics, from the slowdown in global warming to examples of very basic climate model failings; from the political, not scientific, nature of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to global warming ranking low on peoples’ priorities around the globe.
You’ll also note there are 3 General Discussions that lie between the primary sections. They include:
- Weather Events and Weather-Related Losses Are Not Getting Worse…And the Thirteen Graphs That Helped Launch a Congressional Investigation
- On the Claims of Record-High Global Surface Temperatures in 2014
- On the Reported Record-High Global Surface Temperatures in 2015 – And Will Those Claims Continue in 2016?
As opposed to looking at On Global Warming and the Illusion of Control – Part 1 as a 700+ page book, you might want to consider it as collection of 60+ articles. Many of the chapters cover topics I’ve never discussed before at my blog ClimateObservations or at WattsUpWithThat. And for those that I have discussed, a vast number are newly written. If you were to read one chapter per day, you’d finish in a little more than 2 months.
You’ll note on the cover that this is an “Advance Pre-Edit Copy” of On Global Warming and the Illusion of Control – Part 1. That is, I have not asked others to proofread it. And while I’ve read it front to back numerous times and had MS Word spellcheck it, there still might be a few typos. Please feel free to note any typos in comments for this book at my blog, and, if need be, I’ll publish a group-proofread edition in a few months. (Note: I have an especially hard time finding typos in the title blocks of the illustrations.)
Why am I giving away a 700+ page book that took me almost 2 years to write? The primary reason: Free, it should have a much-greater circulation. There are many persons interested in the skeptical aspects of global warming and climate change who simply can’t afford to buy books, especially with the holidays approaching. Another reason: This is my way of saying thanks to everyone who has offered constructive comments on the threads of my blog posts at WattsUpWithThat and at my blog ClimateObservations. This book could not have been written without your insights. Of course, I’m also hoping that many readers will find the two links to my tip jar that are found in the text.
Part 2 is about climate-related data. The first draft has already been written. Unfortunately, with all of the changes to datasets this year, it will take many months to rewrite it. I’ll try to publish On Global Warming and the Illusion of Control – Part 2 in 2016.
Sorry, I do not plan a version for Kindle readers, but many of you with Kindle readers are aware of software that converts .pdf documents to .mobi files. Please let others know which conversion software has worked best for you. Also, I have no plans for a printed edition. That would defeat the one of the benefits of an ebook: hyperlinks. And there are so many hyperlinks in the text that I wouldn’t even try to count them.
After you’ve read a bit, please use social media to share On Global Warming and the Illusion of Control – Part 1. Here’s the short link to this post at my blog:
Or if you’d prefer, the here’s short link to this post at WattsUpWithThat:
Last, here’s the http address for the book itself:
Thanks for taking the time from your busy days to read On Global Warming and the Illusion of Control – Part 1.