- Taschenbuch: 272 Seiten
- Verlag: Lansing International Books (15. Dezember 2011)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0615569048
- ISBN-13: 978-0615569048
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,2 x 1,7 x 22,9 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 951.319 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Don't Sell Your Coat: Surprising Truths About Climate Change (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 15. Dezember 2011
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Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Harold Ambler has been writing about weather and climate for the past 20 years. He has degrees in English from Dartmouth and Columbia and started his career in journalism at The New Yorker. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, The AtlanticWire, wattsupwiththat.com, The Providence Journal, Rhode Island Monthly, Brown Alumni Monthly, and elsewhere. He co-wrote and edited a history of rowing for Brown University, published in 2009. He lives in Rhode Island.
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Some say fire, some say ice (thank you Robert Frost), but the ice fans have far more real science to back their claims.
Even in green-benighted Germany the seeds of doubt have recently arisen. Only currently available in German, "Die Kalte Sonne" (The Cold Sun) by Dr Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt covers a similar thesis.
Ambler uses logic, simple non-technical language and many examples to make his points, making this quite accessible to the non-mathematical yet thorough and convincing. Some reviewers have said this is a left-wing approach, but I find it more properly described as neutral. He makes the cogent point that true environmental causes and real concerns such as world hunger and mercury contamination have been consumed in the conflagration of the Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming propaganda crusade. Even the most conservative talking heads agree that the earth requires good stewardship. Spending billions on useless carbon credits to prevent a non-catastrophe that can't be prevented anyway is not good stewardship.
If you are a thorough CAGW believer, try this book to see how the other half lives. You won't be trashed or demonized and you might learn something. If you have a skeptical bent, read this book as a thorough basic review. I have read most of the basic points in other sources, but Ambler brings them together and puts them in context very well.
If the next decades bring an extended lessening of Solar Activity, I vote with Ambler that it should be called the "Eddy Minimum" after Jack Eddy. Read "Don't Sell Your Coat" to see why!
Also he gives a very effective explanation on the sun's almost total contribution to climate changing.
Another area of interest is the impossibility of measuring the average global temperatures - it goes in to the many variables and problems in marking the temperatures, so you have to question what we are told.
It does not cover as many aspects as other climate sceptics books and is a bit wordy - but the areas covered are done in some depth.
First of all, it is VERY readable - cover to cover in two evenings. And it is not very technical. This means that the science is nicely, and accurately, digested. Alarmist might reflexively complain that such an evaluation means that the "true consensus science" is ignored. Others may note that this more approachable presentation prevents the alarmist from shouting "you wouldn't understand - we're smart and you aren't - you just have to trust us." Those who have read many of the more technical books will find their thus acquired, and thereafter well-considered views, to be nicely reflected by Ambler.
Second, the point of attack here is that the earth is getting colder. This, while not originating with Ambler, constitutes an alarmism in the other direction, and thereby tends to co-opt (retake) the legitimate vista. Instead of discrediting the global warming ->climate change -> increase in severe weather event mantra, a more obvious implication of the evidence is upon us. No longer is it "Oh Yea! - well the last two years were not warmer" or even "there has been no statistically significant warming for 13 years" but rather "it's GOING to get cold." And inasmuch as the case for CO2 driven warming (human or otherwise) was bogus (the logarithmic relationship and anti-causality for example), here in contrast, a truly scientific case for cooling is outlined. This return to honesty is good news for the profession of science, but not great for those of us who don't particularly appreciate a chill.
The third element to note is that Ambler generally writes as a journalist or historian in telling us how we GOT into this mess. This is useful because many who understand the science are mystified at how it can be that others who apparently do (or at least should understand it) stubbornly discard their training and proceed with an irrational bias, that for all of us, and more particularly for the developing world, borders on misanthropy. Likely this pathological "science of global warming" will provide sociologists with academic fodder for many decades (as they huddle closer to the fireplace).