348 pages (paperback)
Big Climate is slowly being crushed by a hard, icy reality: if you’re heading off to university this year, there has been no global warming since before you were in kindergarten....You would think that might occasion a little circumspection. But instead the cultists up the ante: having evolved from ‘global warming’ to the more flexible ‘climate change’, they’re now moving on to ‘climate collapse’. Total collapse. No climate at all. No sun, no ice. No warm fronts, except for the heaving bosoms in Rajendra Pachauri’s bodice-rippers.
Mark Steyn, from Climate Change: The Facts
Mark is honored to be alongside some of the most eminent scientists and some of the most trenchant commentators from three continents in a must-read new anthology on the science, the policy and the politics of "global warming". Climate Change: The Facts is an anthology of essays put together by Australia's Institute of Public Affairs with contributions from writers in the US, Britain, Canada and, of course, Australia. Matt Ridley, in Australia's Quadrant, calls it "A fascinating new book." Barbara Kay, in Canada's National Post, hails it as "An excellent new book.". And Jay Lehr, PhD writes in The Heartlander that it's "a great gift for any friend with an open mind who enjoys a good read."
Among the contributors are two scientists recently targeted by the Democrats' Denialfinder-General - Willie Soon and Richard Lindzen.Inside you'll also find Anthony Watts on the 18-year warming pause; Britain's former Chancellor Nigel Lawson on the economic consequences of abandoning fossil fuels; Joanne Nova on the evidentiary shell game; Patrick Michaels on the growing chasm between the predictions of the IPCC and real-world temperatures, Garth Paltridge on the damage such failed forecasts are doing to science, plus Donna Laframboise, James Delingpole, Andrew Bolt and more.
Oh, don't worry, Michael E Mann and his "hockey stick" are in the book, in an analysis by one of the two men who've inflicted more damage on Mann's stick than anybody else, Professor Ross McKitrick. For all but the most hardcore climate alarmists, it's increasingly clear, almost two decades into the "pause", that climate science and its attendant politics need a fresh start. This book is an important contribution to that, by a wide range of authors whose writing on this subject over the years has held up a lot better than the dire predictions of the climate models.
Climate Change: The Facts is available right now from the SteynOnline bookstore, and Mark will be happy to autograph it personally for you or any denialist loved one.