Climate Change For Dummies
Welcome to this site. In 15 minutes of reading, I hope you’ll gain a common sense understanding of what Climate Change is really all about. This is important because its politics are affecting all of us and will so even more in future. Not only is it taking money out of your pocket now, it wants to change your quality of life dramatically ( Green New Deal is but one example ).
When my city council decided to impose a 9% increase in electricity rates for "Green Power", it motivated me to get educated on the subject. Now that I've now read most of the books listed below, I am shocked. The truth needs to be told and that is why this web site was created.
This site begins with links to videos, books, and other web sites concerned with Climate Change. Please have a look at the videos, read the books synopses, and then ask yourself, "Are my beliefs based on popular consensus or are they based on the truth? Who told me what I know, what is their agenda, and why should I believe them?"
Those are questions I asked myself. We are overwhelmed with information these days. Who should we believe? What is their proof? If the Catholic Church tells me the world is flat, does that make it flat? At the end of this site, I offer you my 15 minute conclusion of what I've learned so far.
Get smart people! Educate yourselves. Your future, my future, and all of our children's future depend on it. Thank you!
Bruno Sauer, March 2019
( just a regular dummy with a little common sense )
1) 4:54 - What They Haven't Told You About Climate Change
2) 4:31 - The Truth About CO2
3) 5:37 - The Paris Agreement Won't Change The Climate
4) 5:04 - Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say?
5) 4:36 - Do 97% of Climate Scientists Really Agree?
6) 5:07 - Climate Change: What's so Alarming?
7) 3:43 - How big is Carbon Dioxide's role compared to the larger Climate Change picture?
8) 17:36 Michael Shellenberg ( Time magazine's "Hero of the Environment" ) explains "Why renewables can't save the planet".
10) 12:54 - Dr. Judith Curry Explains The Reality Of Bad Climate Science And Bad Politics
11) 4:28 - The greenhouse effect deception
12) 12:52 - Climate Change in 12 minutes. Explains why the climate models are junk science and all wrong.
13) 58:51 - Dr. Tim Ball shows that IPCC's "science" is as believable as Alice in Wonderland
14) 46:35 - Holly Swanson explains how our youth have been indoctrinated by the Green/Marxist agenda to be today's mislead activists
15) 1:04:06 - Lord Monckton, in his delightful witty way, gives us more scientific fact to debunk the hysteria
1) The Polar Bear Catastrophe that Never Happened
The Polar Bear Catastrophe That Never Happened explains why the catastrophic decline in polar bear numbers we were promised in 2007 failed to materialize. It’s the story of how and why the polar bear came to be considered 'Threatened' with extinction, and tracks its rise and fall as an icon of the global warming movement. The book also tells the story of Crockford’s role in bringing that failure to public attention and the backlash against her that ensued – and why, among all others who have attempted to do so previously, she was uniquely positioned to do so. In general, this is a cautionary tale of scientific hubris and of scientific failure, of researchers staking their careers on untested computer simulations and later obfuscating inconvenient facts. For the first time, you'll see a frank and detailed account of attempts by scientists to conceal population growth as numbers rose from an historical low in the 1960s to the astonishing highs that surely must exist after almost 50 years of protection from over-hunting. There is also a blunt account of what truly abundant populations of bears mean for the millions of people who live and work in areas of the Arctic inhabited by polar bears.
2) Inconvenient Facts: The science that Al Gore doesn't want you to know.
You have been inundated with reports from media, governments, think tanks and ''experts'' saying that our climate is changing for the worse and it is our fault. Increases in droughts, heat waves, tornadoes and poison ivy - to name a few - are all blamed on our ''sins of emissions'' from burning fossil fuels and increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Yet, you don't quite buy into this human-caused climate apocalypse. You aren't sure about the details because you don't have all the facts and likely aren't a scientist. Inconvenient Facts was specifically created for you. Writing in plain English and providing easily understood charts and figures, Gregory Wrightstone presents the science to assess the basis of the threatened Thermageddon.
The book's 60 ''inconvenient facts'' come from government sources, peer-reviewed literature or scholarly works, set forth in a way that is lucid and entertaining. The information likely will challenge your current understanding of many apocalyptic predictions about our ever dynamic climate.
You will learn that the planet is improving, not in spite of increasing CO2 and rising temperature, but because of it. The very framework of the climate-catastrophe argument will be confronted with scientific fact. Arm yourself with the truth.
3) A Disgrace to the Profession
The "hockey stick" graph of global temperatures is the single most influential icon in the global-warming debate, promoted by the UN's transnational climate bureaucracy, featured in Al Gore's Oscar-winning movie, used by governments around the world to sell the Kyoto Accord to their citizens, and shown to impressionable schoolchildren from kindergarten to graduation.
And yet what it purports to "prove" is disputed and denied by many of the world's most eminent scientists. In this riveting book, Mark Steyn has compiled the thoughts of the world's scientists, in their own words, on hockey-stick creator Michael E Mann, his stick and their damage to science. From Canada to Finland, Scotland to China, Belgium to New Zealand, from venerable Nobel Laureates to energetic young researchers on all sides of the debate analyze the hockey stock and the wider climate wars it helped launch.
4) Human Caused Global Warming
This book examines the claims of human induced global warming made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) using proper journalistic and investigative techniques. It explains how it was a premeditated, orchestrated deception, using science to impose a political agenda. It fooled a majority including most scientists. They assumed that other scientists would not produce science for a political agenda. German Physicist and meteorologist Klaus-Eckart Puls finally decided to look for himself. Here is what he discovered.
Ten years ago I simply parroted what the IPCC told us. One day I started checking the facts and data—first I started with a sense of doubt but then I became outraged when I discovered that much of what the IPCC and the media were telling us was sheer nonsense and was not even supported by any scientific facts and measurements. To this day I still feel shame that as a scientist I made presentations of their science without first checking it.…scientifically it is sheer absurdity to think we can get a nice climate by turning a CO2 adjustment knob.
5) The Neglected Sun: Why the Sun Precludes Climate Catastrophe
The effect of the sun's activity on climate change has been either scarcely known or overlooked. In this momentous book - first published in German as Die kalte Sonne in 2012 - Professor Fritz Vahrenholt and Dr. Sebastian Lüning demonstrate that the critical cause of global temperature change has been, and continues to be, the sun's activity. Vahrenholt and Lüning reveal that four concurrent solar cycles master Earth's temperature - a climate reality upon which man's carbon emissions bear little significance. The sun's present cooling phase, precisely monitored in this work, renders impossible the catastrophic prospects put forward by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the alarmist agenda dominant in contemporary Western politics.
6) Climategate: A Veteran Meteorologist Exposes the Global Warming Scam
Those now notorious intercepted emails documenting leading scientists conspiring to squelch global-warming skeptics and falsifying data proved exactly what Brian Sussman has been saying for years. Climategate is intended for anyone who has ever expressed skepticism about the clamorous environmentalist claims that the Earth is in peril because of mankind's appetite for carbon-based fuels. By tracing the origins of the current climate scare, Sussman guides the reader from the diabolical minds of Marx and Engles in the 1800s, to the global governance machinations of the United Nations today. Climategate is a call to action, warning Americans that their future is being undermined by a phony pseudo-science aimed at altering and dominating every aspect of life in the United States and the world.
7) Climate Change Reality Check: Basic Facts that Quickly Prove the Climate Change Crusade is Wrong and Dangerous
The climate change threat is consuming more of our precious time, energy, and resources. So is the debate about what to do about it. Don’t allow yourself be a part of the problem—get this book so that you can be a part of the solution!
8) The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change.
Less freedom. More regulation. Higher costs.
Make no mistake: those are the surefire consequences of the modern global warming campaign waged by political and cultural elites, who have long ago abandoned fact-based science for dramatic fear-mongering in order to push increased central planning.
9) The Climate Chronicles: Inconvenient Revelations You Won't Hear From Al Gore -- And Others
A revealing look by someone who has loved the weather since his first memory--and has worked in the field for over 40 years--at what is really inside the man-made "climate change" agenda. The author shows through countless examples, the exploitation, politicization, and weaponization of weather and climate in an effort to promote an agenda that runs counter to the foundations this nation was built on.
10) Climate Change: The Facts
Tirelessly promoted by princes, presidents, actors and activists, "climate change" has become a dominant theme of global politics. But what's really going on as the "pause" in global warming prepares to enter its third decade? In this new anthology, leading scientists and commentators from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia consider the climate from every angle - the science, the policy and the politics.
Check-out the Introduction on-line! The "pause" referred to above is the fact that our planet's temperature stopped rising almost 30 years ago and nobody knows why ( least of all the Al Gore's and AOC's ).
11) Thermophobia: Shining a Light on Global Warming
Thermophobia means "fear of warmth"
Did you know that Global Warming made civilization possible 12,000 years ago?
Did you know that strong tornadoes (EF3-EF5) are on a 60-year downtrend? (NOAA)
Did you know that hurricanes and typhoons are on a similar downtrend? (Dr. Ryan Maue)
Life prefers the warmth. We only need look at the population gradient from poles to equator to see this. Not only human population, but plant and animal population likes it warm.
Life needs 4 key ingredients:
This book tackles the lies, half-truths and misconceptions about climate with facts and a deep understanding of science. It backs up its assertions with decades of scientific evidence. It delves into the corruption of language and how terms like "climate change" and "global warming" have been kidnapped and forced to wear false definitions.
Perhaps the most pernicious side of the thermophobia epidemic is its starting point—the claim that warmth is bad. Ironically, most people seem to be in denial of the fact that we currently live in an Ice Age interglacial called the Holocene. Renaming the current period something like "anthropocene" doesn't magically make those 2 little white things at the poles disappear. Cold can be deadly, and thermophobia can lead people away from proper solutions and preparation, into the jaws of Frozen Climate death.
It should be obvious that all changes come with some difficulty. That's a part of life. But fearing global warming is like a hungry man fearing food. That's part of the insanity of this disease. Political bodies like the UN and NASA have gone over to the dark side, promoting death and destruction, lying about science in order to achieve their political agendas. What kind of lies? The biggest is thermophobia itself.
Other lies include,
No one knows when the next glacial period will begin, but the average interglacial is 11,000 years long, and our Holocene is already as much as 17,000 years old. When the Holocene does end, we could see another 90,000 years without summers, rain, crops, food and civilization.
Thermophobia may very well be the most dangerous disease ever to strike humanity. The cure is knowledge.
12) Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming: The NIPCC Report on Scientific Consensus
"Probably the most widely repeated claim in the debate over global warming is that 97% of scientists agree that climate change is man-made and dangerous, the authors write. This claim is not only false, but its presence in the debate is an insult to science."
With these words, the authors begin a detailed analysis of one of the most controversial topics of the day. The authors make a compelling case against claims of a scientific consensus. The purported proof of such a consensus consists of sloppy research by nonscientists, college students, and a highly partisan Australian blogger. Surveys of climate scientists, even those heavily biased in favor of climate alarmism, find extensive disagreement on the underlying science and doubts about its reliability.
13) Global Warming Skepticism for Busy People
This book draws on decades of climate research to explain why the threat of anthropogenic climate change has been grossly exaggerated. Global warming and associated climate change exists - but the role of humans in that change is entirely debatable. A little-known aspect of modern climate science is that the warming of the global atmosphere-ocean system over the last 100 years, even if entirely human-caused, has progressed at a rate that reduces the threat of future warming by 50% compared to the climate model projections. To the extent warming is partly natural (a possibility even the IPCC acknowledges), the future threat is reduced even further. This, by itself, should be part of the debate over energy policy – but it isn’t. Why? The news media, politicians, bureaucrats, rent-seekers, government funding agencies, and a “scientific-technological elite” (as President Eisenhower called it) have collaborated to spread what amounts to fake climate news. Exaggerated climate claims appear on a daily basis, sucking the air out of more reasoned discussions of the scientific evidence which are too boring for a populace increasingly addicted to climate change porn. Upon close examination it is found that the "97% of climate scientists agree" meme is inaccurate, misleading, and useless for decision-making; human causation of warming is simply assumed by the vast majority of climate researchers. In contrast to what many have been taught, there have been no obvious changes in severe weather, including hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts or floods. Despite an active 2018 wildfire season, there has actually been a long-term decrease in wildfire activity, although that will change if forest management practices are not implemented. Proxy evidence of past temperature and Arctic sea ice changes suggest warming and sea ice decline over the last 50 years or so is not out of the ordinary, and partly or even mostly natural. The Antarctic ice sheet isn't collapsing, but remains stable. The human component of sea level rise is shown to be, at most, only 1 inch per 30 years (25% of the observed rate of rise); and the latest evidence is that more CO2 dissolved in ocean water will be good for marine life, not harmful. Admittedly, continued emissions of CO2 from fossil fuel burning can be expected to cause (and probably has caused) some of our recent warming. But the Paris Agreement, even if extended through the end of the 21st Century, will have no measurable effect on global temperatures because the governments of the world realize humanity will depend upon fossil fuels for decades to come. Despite news reports and politicians' proclamations, international agreements to reduce CO2 emissions are all economic pain for no observable climate gain. What government-mandated reliance on expensive and impractical energy sources will do is increase energy poverty, and poverty kills. This downside to illusory efforts to “Save the Earth” is already being experienced in the UK and elsewhere. If people are genuinely concerned about humanity thriving, they must reject global warming alarmism. In terms of environmental regulation, the end result of the U.S. EPA's Endangerment Finding will be reduced prosperity for all, and climate gain for none. The good news is that there is no global warming crisis, and this book will inform citizens and help guide governments toward decisions which benefit the most people while doing the least harm.
14) Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years, Updated and Expanded Edition
Singer and Avery present―in popular language supported by in-depth scientific evidence―the compelling concept that global temperatures have been rising mostly or entirely because of a natural cycle. Using historic data from two millennia of recorded history combined with the natural physical records found in ice cores, seabed sediment, cave stalagmites, and tree rings, Unstoppable Global Warming argues that the 1,500 year solar-driven cycle that has always controlled the earth's climate remains the driving force in the current warming trend.
Trillions of dollars spent on reducing fossil fuel use would have no effect on today's rising temperatures. The public policy key, Singer and Avery propose, is adaptation, not fruitless attempts at prevention. Further, they offer convincing evidence that civilization's most successful eras have coincided with the cycle's warmest peaks. With the added benefit of modern technology, humanity can not only survive global climate change, but thrive.
15) The Real Inconvenient Truth: It's Warming: but it's Not CO2: The case for human-caused global warming and climate change is based on lies, deceit, and manipulation
One of the most disturbing aspects of the entire global warming debate is the certitude of believers, driven almost entirely, if not exclusively by tribal affiliations.This book shows that while CO2 contributes to climate conditions it is not a primary driver, and that the climate models on which energy policies are based are invalid. It also addresses the unconscionable tactics employed by politicians and their media acolytes to perpetuate the myth that human-caused CO2 is responsible for global warming and climate change. A small group of ideologues have over the years hijacked an otherwise noble cause, environmental consciousness, and used it as a proxy to redistribute wealth and ultimately to replace western-style democracies with a world socialist structure under the auspices of the United Nations. To achieve their goals, they use Alinsky-style tactics to denigrate, ridicule, and intimidate skeptics, and Orwellian methods including rewriting history to ensure conformity to their message.There are no angry mobs demanding consensus for the theories of Gravity or E=mc2 because they are testable, repeatable, and confirmed through experiment and observation. The un-testable, un-provable relationship between CO2 and a warming planet plays into the hands of scrupulous ideologues. Only through such an oblique association could they develop a pseudo-secular religion with millions of believers who view those who question its dogma as heretics.
16) Dumb Energy - A Critique of Wind and Solar Energy
Wind and solar energy have negative economic value. An objective analysis of the economics involved show that wind and solar are heavily subsidized. Some of the subsidies are open, but much of the subsidy is hidden from the public. There are special tax deals and sweetheart power purchase agreements. Although wind and solar are promoted as a low carbon solution, they are a remarkably expensive way to reduce carbon emissions. The erratic nature of wind and solar means it is necessary to have a dual system - the wind or solar, and in addition, a conventional system to backup the erratic wind or solar. Sometimes the wind does not blow. The sun does not shine when it is cloudy, or at night. Extensive lobbying and outright propaganda has convinced the public that it is a good idea to spend billions on this dumb wind and solar energy. The facts and figures are in this book, in an easily-understood format.
17) Blue Planet in Green Shackles ( by Vaclav Klaus, served as the second President of the Czech Republic from 2003 to 2013 )
A chilling view into your future, aka Eastern Europe's past ( i.e. communism ), if the "climate change" propaganda achieves its goals!
18) Watermelons: How Environmentalists are Killing the Planet, Destroying the Economy and Stealing Your Children's Future
British author James Delingpole tells the shocking story of how an unholy mix of junk science, green hype, corporate greed and political opportunism led to the biggest - and most expensive - outbreak of mass hysteria in history.
In Watermelons, Delingpole explains the Climategate scandal, the cast of characters involved, their motives and methods. He delves into the background of the organizations and individuals who have sought to push global warming to the top of the political agenda, showing that beneath their cloak of green lurks a heart of red.
Watermelons shows how the scientific method has been sacrificed on the altar of climate alarmism. Delingpole mocks the green movement's pathetic record of apocalyptic predictions, from the "population bomb" to global cooling, which failed to materialize. He reveals the fundamental misanthropy of green ideology, "rooted in hatred of the human species, hell bent on destroying almost everything man has achieved".
Delingpole gives a refreshing voice to widespread public skepticism over global warming, emphasising that the "crisis" has been engineered by people seeking to control our lives by imposing new taxes and regulations. "Your taxes will be raised, your liberties curtailed and your money squandered to deal with this 'crisis'", he writes.
At its very roots, argues Delingpole, climate change is an ideological battle, not a scientific one. Green on the outside, red on the inside, the liberty-loathing, humanity-hating "watermelons" of the modern environmental movement do not want to save the world. They want to rule it.
Delingpole is the bestselling British writer who helped expose the Climategate scandal in his Daily Telegraph blog.
1) The world's most viewed site on global warming and climate change
2) Site internationally recognized by over 300 independent sources including Forbes, the International Journal of Modern Physics and the United States Senate. Contains links to "tons" of other resources:
3) The Deplorable Climate Science Blog by Tony Heller
4) Climate Etc. by Dr. Judith Curry
5) Links to Norman Roger's favorite articles
6) This site lists 129 Climate Science Scandals
7) Climate Audit by Steve McIntrye
8) Cooler Heads Coalition
9) International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project
10) European Institute of Climate and Energy ( EIKE )
11) Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow ( CFACT )
The above list of videos, books, and links are only a small selection of what the mainstream media is not telling you about. The deeper you dig, the more you'll realize that we're only looking at the tip of the iceberg here: the radical Green Agenda is much worse than most of us can imagine. That is why it is so important for us to get educated on this and vote responsibly in the future.