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The Climate Caper: Facts and Fallacies of Global Warming par [Garth W. Paltridge]
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So you think the theory of disastrous climate change has been proven? You believe that scientists are united in their efforts to force the nations of the world to reduce their carbon emissions? You imagine perhaps that scientists are far too professional to overstate their case?

Maybe we should all think again. In The Climate Caper, written with a light touch and presented in a nicely readable manner, Garth Paltridge shows that the case for action against climate change is not nearly so clear cut as is presented to politicians and the public. He leads us through the massive uncertainties that are inherently part of the "climate modeling process"; he examines the even greater uncertainties associated with economic forecasts of climatic doom; and he discusses in detail the conscious and subconscious forces operating to ensure that skepticism within the scientific community is kept from the public eye.

Paltridge concludes that governments are indeed becoming captive to a scientific and technological elite―an elite that achieves its ends by manipulating the public through fear of climate change, creating the world's greatest example of a "religion" for the politically correct.

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 ''`The next great task of science is to create a religion for mankind " Lord John Marley of Blackburn (1838-1923) 1 décembre 2016
Par Clay Garner - Publié sur
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This work presents two themes. 1) Carbon emissions create warming - is this good or bad? 2) Science exercises authority - is this good or bad? He is more confident answering the second than the first.

Paltridge explains that the data now available cannot confirm either the amount of warming or the effects. The available data can confirm the effect of millions of dollars on science. The loss of scientific integrity may impact the planet worse than carbon.

Foreword ..................................................................................
Introduction .......................................................................
1: Overview ................................................................
2: Some Physics
3: Some Economics .....................................................
4: Some Random Sociology
5: A Diversion into the Changing Character of Science
6: Why Is it So?
7: Conclusion

Forward - ''Gone is the determined scepticism that TH Huxley said was the highest duty of the improver of natural knowledge, replaced today by that blind faith that he called "the one unpardonable sin", and by the "sort of virtuous materialism that... will noiselessly unwind the springs of action" that de Tocqueville, almost two centuries ago, foresaw might emerge as a potentially fatal consequence of democracy itself.''

Clearly, de Tocqueville can't be accused of climate bias.

Introduction - ''The whole business has hardened over the last decade or so into a semi-religious crusade in which climate scientists have developed an arrogance about their aims and activity which brooks no argument either with their interpretation of the science or with the way in which the science is used.''

Religious feeling produces disdain for reasoned argument.

''To achieve their ends, they are drawing heavily on the capital of scientific reputation that has been so painfully assembled over hundreds of years.''

This observation of the ''drawing down the capital' of the scientific reputation is repeated. This maybe the outstanding idea in this work. Boyle, Gilbert, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, Decarte, Faraday, Maxwell, Pastuer, Koch, Curie, Einstein, Bohr, etc., etc., were people of deep devotion to truth. Many were devout Christians, and all fought for truth with integrity. Paltridge, a working scientist, is sad and disappointed. Who wouldn't be.

Concluding paragraph is from Eisenhower's speech in 1961: ''Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research.''

Note Eisenhower sees a 'revolution' that has removed freedom from the University.

''Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers. The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present -and is gravely, to be regarded.''

Scholars 'dominated' by federal government!

''Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.''

Now the reverse, government - ''captive of a scientific-technological elite''. Wow!

(See - ''Kuhn vs. Popper: The Struggle for the Soul of Science'' by Steve Fuller)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Old guys rule (in climatology) 3 octobre 2013
Par Andrew Griffiths - Publié sur
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This book explains how science has been overtaken by politics in the study of climate, doubters are labelled deniers without any attempt to address genuine problems with the mainstream IPCC view pushed by media,learned academies and journals such as Nature. Skeptics tend to be older scientists who are retired or ready to be pushed out and can be easily dismissed as has beens by the established order who rely on computer models,sit at desks and deflect observational data that does not fit their models.

The book is somewhat light in style,easy reading for the general reader;I wanted more content,more revelations,but what can you expect for $10.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Clear and concise 9 mai 2014
Par Robert Shaw - Publié sur
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This book gives what the news leaves out. Did you know there has been no global warming for over 15 years or that they found an active volcano under the ice in Antarctica?
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 I've read much on Climate Change, but Garth Paltridge ... 30 juin 2014
Par JOHN QUILTY - Publié sur
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I've read much on Climate Change, but Garth Paltridge provides the most concise, readable and enlightening perspectives I've come across.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Five Stars 21 janvier 2015
Par Patrick M. Nolan - Publié sur
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Arrived fine. Super quick delivery.
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