Climate Science Glossary

Term Lookup

Enter a term in the search box to find its definition.

Settings

Use the controls in the far right panel to increase or decrease the number of terms automatically displayed (or to completely turn that feature off).

Term Lookup

Settings


All IPCC definitions taken from Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Working Group I Contribution to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Annex I, Glossary, pp. 941-954. Cambridge University Press.

Home Arguments Software Resources Comments The Consensus Project Translations About Donate

Twitter Facebook YouTube Pinterest

RSS Posts RSS Comments Email Subscribe


Climate's changed before
It's the sun
It's not bad
There is no consensus
It's cooling
Models are unreliable
Temp record is unreliable
Animals and plants can adapt
It hasn't warmed since 1998
Antarctica is gaining ice
View All Arguments...



Username
Password
Keep me logged in
New? Register here
Forgot your password?

Latest Posts

Archives

Another two reviews of Climate Change Denial

Posted on 17 August 2011 by John Cook

Climate Change Denial by Haydn Washington and John Cook Another two reviews of Climate Change Denial have appeared online. The first comes from the Dutch blog Natuurlijke Wereldy by Jan Paul van Soest. The review is posted in Dutch but here's an English version, courtesy of Google Translate with Jan Paul smoothing off some of the rough edges:

A fierce sound in the climate debate is coming from Australia, by John Cook of the unsurpassed website http://www.skepticalscience.com. Together with Haydn Washington, John wrote the book Climate Change Denial - Heads in the Sand. Cook and Washington not only discuss the content of the variety of arguments, but also highlight the background of skepticism and skeptics, who they systematically call deniers (denialists). Mainstream science is skepticism, the authors say, the title ‘skeptic’ should be reserved for scientists, not for those who ignore the science.

The book partly builds on the aforementioned website skepticalscience, where just about every conceivable argument used in the climate debate is discussed thoroughly, sometimes at different levels (basic, intermediate, advanced). Besides that, there are daily posts dealing with selected topics, news and events.

From the same strain is the handy Scientific Guide to Global Warming Skepticism, free downloadable as PDF, which is now also available in a Dutch translation.

The second review was posted by Brian Harrisson:

A lot is packed into its 174 pages. The book is carefully structured and referenced which suggests that its target audience is academically inclined readers. Its structure and narrative however make it accessible to any reader who is prepared to take time to read and think about the many important points of detail it contains. Unlike some of the books about climate change its references are meaningful so that anyone with the will to do so can check the veracity of the statements, claims, information or data contained in the book.

0 0

Bookmark and Share Printable Version  |  Link to this page | Repost this Article Repost This

Comments

Comments 1 to 2:

  1. It's Brians Satchel!

    eg. the guys name is Brian and he has a satchel :-)

    Unless I am missing a joke?
    0 0
    Response: No, error on my part, have updated the post with Brian's correct name (next time should read the blog title more carefully).
  2. The guys name is brian and he is at brians-satchel.com
    0 0

You need to be logged in to post a comment. Login via the left margin or if you're new, register here.



The Consensus Project Website

TEXTBOOK

THE ESCALATOR

(free to republish)

THE DEBUNKING HANDBOOK

BOOK NOW AVAILABLE

The Scientific Guide to
Global Warming Skepticism

Smartphone Apps

iPhone
Android
Nokia

© Copyright 2014 John Cook
Home | Links | Translations | About Us | Contact Us