The Hockey Stick Illusion

Climategate and the Corruption of Science

Author: A. W. Montford

Publisher: Stacey International Publishers

ISBN: 9781906768355

Category: Science

Page: 482

View: 7416

Here is the definitive expose of the distorted science behind the iconic global warming graph centrally responsible for the global panic about climate change.

The Troubled Rhetoric and Communication of Climate Change

The argumentative situation

Author: Philip Eubanks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317554841

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 7579

Despite an overwhelming scientific consensus, climate change remains one of the most controversial issues of our time. Focusing on the rhetoric that surrounds the issue of climate change, this groundbreaking book analyses why the debate continues to rage and examines how we should argue when winning the argument really matters. Going beyond routine condemnations of the wildest statements made by religious fundamentalists or spokespeople for fossil fuel interests, the book explains the mutually exacerbating problems that permit many of us greet catastrophic predictions with an equivocal shrug. It argues that the argumentative situation around climate change makes a certain kind of skepticism – "fair-minded skepticism" – not only possible but likely. The book also strikes a hopeful note, reminding us that people do change their minds in response to effective argumentation that appeals to deeply shared values. Offering new insight into an ongoing academic discussion about the nature of argument and how it can be undertaken more effectively and ethically, as well as a new perspective on the rhetoric of science and technology, this book will be a valuable resource to students and scholars of climate change, environmental humanities, rhetoric, environmental communication, sociology and science and technology studies.

Climate Change and Society

Author: John Urry

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745650368

Category: Political Science

Page: 217

View: 1922

This book explores the significance of human behaviour to understanding the causes and impacts of changing climates and to assessing varied ways of responding to such changes. So far the discipline that has represented and modelled such human behaviour is economics. By contrast Climate Change and Society tries to place the ?social? at the heart of both the analysis of climates and of the assessment of alternative futures. It demonstrates the importance of social practices organised into systems. In the fateful twentieth century various interlocking high carbon systems were established. This sedimented high carbon social practices, engendering huge population growth, increasing greenhouse gas emissions and the potentially declining availability of oil that made this world go round. Especially important in stabilising this pattern was the ?carbon military-industrial complex? around the world. The book goes on to examine how in this new century it is systems that have to change, to move from growing high carbon systems to those that are low carbon. Many suggestions are made as to how to innovate such low carbon systems. It is shown that such a transition has to happen fast so as to create positive feedbacks of each low carbon system upon each other. Various scenarios are elaborated of differing futures for the middle of this century, futures that all contain significant costs for the scale, extent and richness of social life. Climate Change and Society thus attempts to replace economics with sociology as the dominant discipline in climate change analysis. Sociology has spent much time examining the nature of modern societies, of modernity, but mostly failed to analyse the carbon resource base of such societies. This book seeks to remedy that failing. It should appeal to teachers and students in sociology, economics, environmental studies, geography, planning, politics and science studies, as well as to the public concerned with the long term future of carbon and society.


How Environmentalists are Killing the Planet, Destroying the Economy and Stealing Your Children's Future

Author: James Delingpole

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1849543143

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 3285

If global warming isn't real then how come the ice caps are melting? Why would all the world's top scientists lie to us? What exactly is so wrong with biofuels, wind farms, carbon taxes, sustainability and preserving scarce resources for future generations? And what about Bangladesh, the drowning Maldives and all those endangered polar bears? James Delingpole has all the answers - and they're not the ones Al Gore would like you to hear. In Watermelons, Delingpole tells the shocking true story of how a handful of political activists, green campaigners and voodoo scientists engineered the world's biggest, most expensive and destructive outbreak of mass hysteria - one that threatens the very fabric of Western Civilisation.

A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

Author: Michael Allaby,Chris Park

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199641668

Category: Nature

Page: 504

View: 4281

This dictionary provides over 9,000 A to Z entries on scientific and social aspects of the environment--its key thinkers, treaties, movements, organizations, concepts, and theories. Covers subjects such as sustainable development, biodiversity, and environmental ethics.

Safety in Ice Hockey

Author: Cosmo R. Castaldi,P. J. Bishop,ASTM Committee F-8 on Sports Equipment and Facilities. Subcommittee FO8.15 on Hockey,Hockey Equipment Certification Council (U.S.)

Publisher: ASTM International

ISBN: 9780803118737

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 217

View: 5504


Carbon Politics and the Failure of the Kyoto Protocol

Author: Gerald Kutney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317914651

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 7130

Carbon Politics and the Failure of Kyoto charts the framework and political evolution of the Kyoto Protocol negotiations and examines the ensuing failure of the international community to adequately address climate change. The focus is not on the science or consequences of climate change but on the political gamesmanship of the major players throughout the UNFCCC negotiation process. More than an updated history of the subject matter, this book provides a detailed study of the carbon targets which became the biggest influencing factor on the reaction of nations to Kyoto’s binding agreements. The book provides an in-depth analysis of the leading nations’ motives, including the US, China and Germany, in entering the negotiations, in particular, their economic interests. Despite the effort to combat climate change in politics that the negotiations represent, the book concludes that an agreement which requires almost 200 very different nations to agree on a single protocol is doomed to failure. The book offers a novel contribution to our understanding of this failure and suggests alternative frameworks and policies to tackle what is arguably the most complex political issue of our time.

Planet 3.0

Klima, Leben, Zukunft

Author: Frauke Fischer,Heinrich Schneider

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783510614011

Category: Animal ecology

Page: 120

View: 8637


The Disclosure of Climate Data from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Science and Technology Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215553362

Category: Political Science

Page: 59

View: 7323

In this report on the disclosure of climate data from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia, the Science and Technology Committee calls for the climate science community to become more transparent by publishing raw data and detailed methodologies. On the accusations relating to Professor Phil Jones's refusal to share raw data and computer codes, the Committee finds there was no systematic attempt to mislead and considers that his actions were in line with common practice in the climate science community, but those practices need to change. The Committee welcomes the appointment of the independent Climate Change E-mails Review led by Sir Muir Russell to investigate fully the allegations against CRU. The Committee has not looked at the science produced by CRU and it will be for the Scientific Appraisal Panel, announced by the University on 22 March, to determine whether the work of CRU has been soundly built. On the mishandling of Freedom of Information (FoI) requests, the Committee considers that much of the responsibility should lie with the University, not CRU. The leaked emails appear to show a culture of non-disclosure at CRU and instances where information may have been deleted to avoid disclosure, particularly to climate change sceptics. The failure of the University to grasp fully the potential damage this could do and did was regrettable. The University needs to re-assess how it can support academics whose expertise in FoI requests is limited.

Der Klimawandel

Diagnose, Prognose, Therapie

Author: Stefan Rahmstorf,Hans Joachim Schellnhuber

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406635938

Category: Science

Page: 144

View: 6641

Der Klimawandel ist – nicht zuletzt nach der einzigartigen Serie verheerender Wetterextreme der letzten zehn Jahre – in aller Munde. Angesichts seiner einschneidenden und globalen Bedeutung für Natur und Zivilisation ist das kein Wunder. Doch was ist eigentlich unter Klimawandel zu verstehen, und welche Faktoren sind für das Klima verantwortlich? Zwei international anerkannte Klima-Experten geben einen kompakten und verständlichen Überblick über den derzeitigen Stand unseres Wissens und zeigen Lösungswege auf.

True North - Schon immer nur wir

Author: Sarina Bowen


ISBN: 3736306210

Category: Fiction

Page: 410

View: 5748

Wenn wir zusammen sind, gibt es keine Vergangenheit und keine Zukunft. Es gibt nur das Hier und Jetzt. Diesen Moment Als Jude in seinen Heimatort in Vermont zurückkehrt, will er nicht mehr daran denken, was vor drei Jahren geschehen ist, als er alles verloren hat: seinen guten Ruf, seine Chance auf eine Zukunft - und Sophie. Seine große Liebe, deren Leben er in einer einzigen tragischen Nach zerstört hat. Sophie ist geschockt von Judes Rückkehr, denn der Mann, der für den Tod ihres Bruders verantwortlich ist, bringt ihr Herz auch nach all den Jahren noch gefährlich aus dem Takt. Und so sehr sie sich dagegen wehrt, spürt sie bald, dass diese Liebe keine Gesetze kennt ... "Wer nach einer außergewöhnlichen Liebesgeschichte und Figuren mit Tiefgang sucht, wird an Jude und Sophie nicht vorbeikommen!" City and Book Band 2 der gefeierten True-North-Reihe von USA-Today-Bestseller-Autorin Sarina Bowen

Eine unbequeme Wahrheit

die drohende Klimakatastrophe und was wir dagegen tun können

Author: Albert Gore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570500781

Category: Environmental policy

Page: 325

View: 3317

Das Buch zu dem US-Dokumentarfilm äAn unconvenient Truthä über die sich ausbreitende Klimakatastrophe von und mit Al Gore, dem ehemaligen Vizepräsidenten, das mit Fotos und Grafiken die Auswirkungen schmelzender Gletscher, der Ausdehnung von Wüstengebieten und Zunahme von Wetteranomalien belegt.

Die Machiavellis der Wissenschaft : das Netzwerk des Leugnens

Author: Erik M. Conway,Naomi Oreskes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527412115

Category: Democracy and science

Page: 389

View: 9145

Ein ganz realer Thriller: Wie skrupellose Lobbyisten seriöse Forscher diffamierten und gezielt Falschinformationen in lancierten Medienkampagnen global verbreiteten. Der Plot ist hollywoodreif, die Geschichte so skandalträchtig wie bestürzend Eine Handvoll Forscher leugnet, manipuliert und diskreditiert anerkannte wissenschaftliche Tatsachen wie den Klimawandel oder den Zusammenhang zwischen dem Rauchen und gesundheitlichen Risiken. Doch Die Machiavellis der Wissenschaft (im Original Merchants of Doubt) ist kein fiktiver Roman, sondern berichtet von der Realität. In den USA sorgte das Buch von Naomi Oreskes und Erik M. Conway für Furore und wurde zum Bestseller. Kein Wunder, die Geschichte, die sie erzählen, ist schließlich unglaublich – es ist die Geschichte über den Kampf gegen Fakten und über den Handel mit dem Zweifel, über die Manipulation der Medien und die Diffamierung Einzelner. Und sie geht uns alle an. Schließlich lehnten die USA als einzige Industrienation die Ratifizierung des Kyoto–Protokolls ab und verhinderten so wichtige Schritte des Klimaschutzes. Ein Lehrstück über die Macht der Industrielobby und ihre Handlanger aus Politik und Wissenschaft und ein Lehrstück darüber, wie erschreckend einfach es möglich ist, mit unlauteren Absichten selbst seriöse Medien zu beeinflussen und mit nachweislich falschen Informationen zu »füttern«.


The Great Delusion : a Study of the Climatic, Economic, and Political Unrealities

Author: Christian Gerondeau

Publisher: Stacey International Publishers


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 156

View: 2265

An internationally renowned engineer exposes the fantasy world of 'global warming' economics, and debunks the mythology of carbon-dioxide damage.


The Counter Consensus : a Palaeoclimatologist Speaks

Author: Robert Carter

Publisher: Stacey International Publishers


Category: Science

Page: 315

View: 625

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.

Questions Surrounding the 'hockey Stick' Temperature Studies

Implications for Climate Change Assessments : Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, July 19 and July 27, 2006

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Climatic changes

Page: 872

View: 343


The Liberal War on Transparency

Confessions of a Freedom of Information ',Criminal',

Author: Christopher C. Horner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451694903

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 5006

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Clean Energy Policies that Reduce Our Dependence on Oil

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, April 28, 2010

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy and Environment

Publisher: N.A


Category: Alternative fuel vehicles

Page: 249

View: 8817


Geisteswissenschaften heute

eine Denkschrift

Author: Wolfgang Frühwald

Publisher: Suhrkamp Publishers


Category: Aesthetics, German

Page: 209

View: 8192