Climate Change Reconsidered II: Fossil Fuels 2018-07-12T11:12:00+00:00

The fifth volume in the Climate Change Reconsidered series, Climate Change Reconsidered II: Fossil Fuels, produced by the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), is undergoing final peer review and will be released in August 2018.

Climate Change Reconsidered II: Fossil Fuels assesses the costs and benefits of the use of fossil fuels (principally coal, oil, and natural gas) by reviewing scientific and economic literature on organic chemistry, climate science, public health, economic history, human security, and theoretical studies based on integrated assessment models (IAMs). It is the fifth volume in the Climate Change Reconsidered series and, like the preceding volumes, it focuses on research overlooked or ignored by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Previous volumes in the Climate Change Reconsidered series were published in 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2014. Those volumes — along with separate executive summaries for each report— are available for free online on this site. Use the links on this page or use the pull-down menu that appears when clicking on the tab titled “Volumes” at the top of this page. Print copies can be ordered at The Heartland Institute’s online store or at Amazon.com.

The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) is an international network of climate scientists sponsored by three nonprofit organizations: the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP), and The Heartland Institute. It was convened in 2013 to provide an independent review of the reports produced by the United Nations’ IPCC.

7.12.2018 Update: The application process for contributors and reviewers is now closed. The deadline for comments is July 17. Please remember to abide by the confidentiality requirements in the reviewer agreement. Please direct questions to Diane Bast at dbast@heartland.org.

 

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Summary for Policymakers

Key Findings

Introduction

Part 1: Foundations

  1. Environmental Economics
  2. Climate Science

Part II: Benefits of Fossil Fuels

  1. Human Prosperity
  2. Human Health
  3. Environmental Benefits

Part III: Costs of Fossil Fuels

  1. Air Pollution
  2. Human Security
  3. Cost-benefit Analysis

Appendix 1: Acronyms

Appendix 2: Authors, Contributors, and Reviewers