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Jim Powell's Inquisition of Climate Science now available in paperback

Posted on 22 June 2013 by John Cook

The Inquisition of Climate ScienceThose who reject the consensus on human-caused global warming like to compare themselves to Galileo who challenged the Church's view that the sun revolved around the Earth. It turns out this comparison has it backwards. Modern scientists follow the evidence-based scientific method that Galileo pioneered. The "consensus" of geocentrism was promoted by the church rather than the scientific community. The similarity with the current situation is that modern scientists are also being persecuted by ideologically driven groups. This persecution is documented in the book The Inquisition of Climate Science by Jim Powell, which is now available in paperback.

I initially reviewed this book when it first came out in hard cover so let me excerpt from my initial review:

Powell points out one distinction between the Roman Inquisition and the modern day Climate Inquisition.  At least the Roman inquisitors had an alternative theory - Ptolemy's 2nd Century theory of Earth-centered astronomy.  The Climate Inquisition have no alternative theory that can explain the many lines of evidence that point to human caused global warming

The persecution of Galileo is highly instructive in putting today's climate controversy in proper context. The Inquisition Of Climate Science, available in hard cover and as an e-book that can be read on Kindle, iPad and computer, is a must-read for anyone who wishes to understand the full scope of the denial industry and their modern day persecution of climate science.

Lastly, I recommend checking out this video by Powell on how we know global warming is true:

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  1. Climate change has already has its Galileo.  His name was Svante Arrhenius.

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  2. Chris G,  If Arrhenius is the Galileo of Climate Change, does that make Tyndall the Copernicus?

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  3. I suppose that works, but it could also be Fourier.  The analogy is not perfect.

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  4. Another topic in today's post is "Is More Global Warming Hiding in the Oceans". Regarding this, note how the other prong of the blatantly transparent orchestrated attack apart from showing the instruments of torture (calls to prosecute) is to curtail funding for the science (paraphrasing: costing billions, just to keep their wealthy institutions going). The 3 prongs that I would develop if I were an institution supporting fossil fuels are (1) cause confusion (2) threaten the science & scientists (3) get the science curtailed, preferably stopped. This is so transparent that it's entertaining. 

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