The Great Global Warming Blunder provides a simple explanation for why forecasts of a global warming Armageddon constitute a major scientific faux pas: climate researchers have mixed up cause and effect when they have analyzed cloud behavior. Combining illustrations from everyday experience with state-of-the-art satellite measurements, Roy W. Spencer reveals how these scientists have been fooled by Mother Nature into believing that the Earth’s climate system is very sensitive to humanity’s production of carbon dioxide through the use of fossil fuels. He presents evidence that recent warming, rather than being the fault of humans, is a result of chaotic, internal natural cycles that have been causing periods of warming and cooling for thousands of years.
Dr. Spencer exposes the political, philosophical, and financial biases that have helped perpetuate the claim by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that there is a “scientific consensus” on global warming. These biases have led to groupthink and a rejection of any peer-reviewed, published evidence that does not fit the group’s preconceived notions.
This book challenges our country’s leaders to perform a critical review of the IPCC’s claims before making any misguided policy decisions that would contribute to the deaths of millions of the world’s poor. Instead of fearing more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, Dr. Spencer argues, we should consider the possibility that our burning of fossil fuels may actually be beneficial to life on Earth.