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“In a clear, understandable manner that a high school graduate with a few general science courses could understand, Climate Change Reconsidered effectively rebuts the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report that carbon dioxide due to human activity causes significant global warming. Policymakers and politicians who make decisions on carbon dioxide control should read this volume to insure decisions are based on sound and true science.”
– Dr. James H. Rust is a retired professor of nuclear engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology
“This 800-page plus volume, based on the research of these many scientists, is designed to provide a ‘Team B,’ independently examining the same climate data used by the UN sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). And while the IPCC’s most recent 2007 report concluded ‘most of the observed increase in global average temperatures since the mid-20th century is very likely due to the observed increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations,’ ‘Team B’ came to the opposite conclusion, that ‘natural causes are very likely to be the dominant cause.’
“That’s a gentlemanly way of putting it. The nine chapters in this volume devastatingly refute the findings of the turgidly named Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Working Group 1 (Science) released in 2007. Climate Change Reconsidered is an immensely important contribution to genuine scientific debate on issues where unscientific fear-mongering has thus far triumphed. It surely brings closer the day when science will once again assume the driver’s seat.”
– Rael Jean Isaac is a political sociologist and co-author of The Coercive Utopians, published by Regnery in 1983.
“Climate Change Reconsidered is a summary of the climate science that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won’t give you. It offers the results from hundreds of peer-reviewed studies in top science journals. For easy reference, it follows the same format as the IPCC’s own reports. Just one example of its informing power: The computerized global climate models which the IPCC uses to blame humans for the current high global temperatures have – incredibly – not been informed of the Medieval Warming (950-1300 AD) or the Roman Warming (200 BC to 600 AD), or any of the previous 1,500-year global warming-cooling cycles which seabed microfossils now show stretching back at least a million years.
“If the computers had known about these Dansgaard-Oeschger cycles, they might have credited the sun for warming us, instead of scaring us about human-emitted CO2. Climate Change Reconsidered tells you the rest of the science story. Don’t accept massive energy taxes until you’ve reviewed it.”
– Dennis Avery, coauthor, Unstoppable Global Warming – Every 1,500 Years
“I’ve been waiting for this book for twenty years. It was a long wait, but I’m not disappointed. Climate Change Reconsidered is a tour de force. It takes on all the alleged evidences of catastrophic, manmade global warming and demonstrates, patiently and clearly, why they fail to support the conclusion. Its 2 authors and 35 contributors are outstanding scientists with unassailable credentials – a fact that, unfortunately, won’t stop movement alarmists from their customary ad hominem attacks. The book is chock full of excellent data, analysis, and argumentation, sophisticated enough to meet the demands of any expert, yet clearly enough written to be accessible to laymen.”
– E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D., Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation
“The notion that global warming is an imminent threat was crystallized in the United Nations reports (IPCC), which now are treated as the Bible for those hazy on the scientific rationale. It is therefore timely that a counter report, from the Non-governmental International Panel on Climate Change, has appeared. This report presents the case challenging the IPCC reports in a coherent and rational way. One cannot but be impressed by the comprehensive scope of the report compiled by two distinguished scientists.
“After reading Climate Change Reconsidered, one is left wondering how such a poorly supported scientific theory could have such political traction. For those that want to get to the bottom of this subject, the present work is one of the most accessible expositions of climate change. I recommend it without reservation.”
– Brice Bosnich Ph.D., The University of Chicago (retired)
“Climate Change Reconsidered, the 2009 report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), is a comprehensive 880-page tome that rigorously analyses the IPCC’s claim that dangerous global warming has “very likely” been caused by human greenhouse emissions. Co-authored by Drs. Craig Idso and Fred Singer, with editing assistance from another 30 expert scientists from 16 countries, Climate Change Reconsidered provides a comprehensive refutation of IPCC global warming alarmism, based on summary discussion of relevant and recent scientific publications.
“Climate Change Reconsidered is essential reading for all professional persons who are involved with climate change research or policy formulation. It comprises a one-stop-shop where readers can find accurate information about climate change and well-balanced critical appraisal of the global warming hype in which the world is presently drowning.”
– Robert Carter, Hon. FRSNZ, James Cook University (Australia)
“I have been involved in climate change science since 1988 and by 1992 I realized there was very little science to back up the claims of anthropogenic global warming. Ironically, there is even less today. The 2009 Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) has hit a home run on the current science on global warming.
“Unlike the political United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 2007 report, the NIPCC report cites peer reviewed science that refutes the anthropogenic theory. Some of it is forensic-like evidence that shows that the ‘fingerprint’ of the actual climate over the past 50 years or so does not match that of greenhouse warming, which is the basis of all computer models.
“My hat is off to the authors of the report. To stand up to the demonization they will certainly receive from proponents of anthropogenic warming shows their commitment to the truth whatever the cost.”
– Michael Coffman, Ph.D., author, Saviors of the Earth?
“What I like most about the book, in comparison with the various IPCC tomes, is the ease with which one can get a quick overview of contemporary research in many different climate-science fields. While, in the IPCC case, I always had to find myself a quiet room and several hours to figure out what they were really saying, in the NIPCC case, I find it easy to read whenever I want.
“It is especially impressive to see the way in which the NIPCC has summarized findings in the beginning sections of the book in a way that will be quick and easy for media to grab quotes from (in fact, I challenge open-minded journalists to do that), while, at the same time, going into details, with many prominent peer-reviewed scientific references, on each of the main topics in the following chapters.
“Besides being a good summary of the massive controversy behind the scenes in the climate science research community about the causes of the past century’s modest warming, Climate Change Reconsidered could make a good text book for university (and advanced senior high school classes) climate change courses as well since they do an easily understood and accurate review of the related basic science at the beginning of each of the topic-specific chapters.”
– Tom Harris, Executive Director, International Climate Science Coalition
“The NIPCC report, Climate Change Reconsidered, is not just an attempt to refute the IPCC, but a volume that fills in the gaps left by the IPCC fourth assessment report (FAR). With its emphasis on natural variability as a cause for the recent climate changes, it is a must have for serious climate scientists who should not just rely on the IPCC FAR alone to get the full picture of our current state of knowledge (and what is not known) about climate and climate change.
Dr. S. Fred Singer and Dr. Craig Idso have done a thorough job in providing climate science with this volume and should be commended for their effort.”
– Anthony R. Lupo, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
“Although the original purpose of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) report was to evaluate the claims of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) of 2007, it has gone far beyond that goal, and now should be accepted as the most comprehensive and scientific reference on climate change and its potential effects.
“It should be purchased by every public and community library, as well as every college library in the U.S. Although the price may be considered steep, it is not expensive by comparison with many university textbook reading lists; this volume actually covers the material of several ordinary books, with its 689 pages of text, plus appendices. It actually covers climate modeling, solar and atmospheric physics, temperature measurement, phenomena of clouds, precipitation, sea levels, and glaciology, as related to climate change.
“The quality of the writing is exemplary, especially for a book which must meet the highest scholarly standards. Each important point is clearly explained, and the references are listed after each section, with useful article titles in addition to the usual journal date and page. The book is very user-friendly, especially if the reader wants to go more deeply into any specific question.”
– Howard Maccabee, Ph.D., M.D., Alamo, California
“Among its other achievements, Climate Change Reconsidered helps to re-establish the connection between Earth’s environment and extraterrestrial influences, including cosmic rays. Of course, the authors also discuss the effects of terrestrial factors such as CO2 levels, cloud cover and rainfall. Their scholarly analysis brings some much-needed realism (and good old-fashioned common sense) to the climate change debate.
Highly informative, Climate Change Reconsidered ought to be required reading for scientists, journalists, policymakers, teachers and students. It is an eye-opening read for everyone else (concerned citizens, taxpayers, etc.). In short … this book is highly recommended!”
– William Mellberg, author, Moon Missions
“This massive 868 page volume is the technical response of the NIPCC (Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change) to the 3-volume report, Climate Change 2007 issued by the United Nations-sponsored IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). Reading the book is an education in itself because it covers practically all aspects of Earth Sciences imaginable…
“Every section and sub-section of the book is copiously referenced with articles peer-reviewed in well-established scientific journals. Some of these articles were written by the contributors to the chapters themselves. Most of them, however, were written by hundreds of other specialists in the various fields of study. The contributing authors of Climate Change Reconsidered are Ph.D. scholars from 16 countries.
“Climate Change Reconsidered is must reading. It is your second opinion. Will you accept the National Health doctors’ diagnosis, or will you listen to the opinions of numerous international, independent doctors?”
– Ronald A. Wells, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, retired
“The IPCC Report warrants the section-by-section refutation which Climate Change Reconsidered (CCR) provides. CCR is a veritable Book of Knowledge for serious scholars and should be helpful to sincere policy-makers no longer dependent upon the want of candor and want of industry of the IPCC.”
– Natalie Sirkin (Connecticut Commentary blog site)
“Climate Change Reconsidered is a comprehensive, authoritative, and definitive reply to the IPCC reports. Every statement or comment is properly referenced, so anyone can check the original sources for him or herself. … Climate Change Reconsidered is a major contribution to the global warming debate. It should be required reading for every politician, businessman and scientist. Highly recommended.”
– Dr. Gerrit van der Lingen, Geologist/paleoclimatologist living in Christchurch, New Zealand