Books & Presentations
PowerPoint Presentation to the Regional Council of Rural Counties
I have a 30-minute presentation which I originally used with the California Regional Council of Rural Counties. The audience at this first presentation was mainly county supervisors and other officials from about 30 rural counties. The presentation was the skeptical counterpoint to a presentation by Joe Nation, who among other accomplishments was an author of AB32, the California global warming abatement law.
If you don't have powerpoint, you can download a free viewer here. I have also converted it to Google docs and you can view it (with a couple of formatting issues do the the conversion) below:
Climate Book: A Skeptical Layman's Guide to Anthropogenic Global Warming
The purpose of this paper is to provide a layman’s critique of the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) theory, and in particular to challenge the fairly widespread notion that the science and projected consequences of AGW currently justify massive spending and government intervention into the world’s economies. This paper will show that despite good evidence that global temperatures are rising and that CO2 can act as a greenhouse gas and help to warm the Earth, we are a long way from attributing all or much of current warming to man-made CO2. We are even further away from being able to accurately project man’s impact on future climate, and it is a very debatable question whether interventions today to reduce CO2 emissions will substantially improve the world 50 or 100 years from now.
Update: If you would like to start with the 60-second version of this long paper, try here first.
Note you may click on any of the chapter links below to see the full chapter in HTML, or see below for links to free pdf versions available for download.
- Charges of Bias
- The Climate Trojan Horse
- The Need to Exaggerate
UPDATE: A video version of this guide called What is Normal? A Critique of Catastrophic Man-Made Global Warming Theory is now available for free download.
For those interested in getting a copy of my A Skeptical Layman's Guide to Anthropogenic Global Warming, I greatly encourage you to download it for free. However, I do know that some folks have written about a print version. I have a print version of my global warming book available now at LuLu.com. It is $16.98 -- that is my cost -- and I warn you that LuLu's shipping options are not very cheap. I will try to find a less expensive print option, but no one beats LuLu for getting a book set up quickly and easily for print-to-order.