Monday, October 10, 2011

Global-Warming Deception - Book review

The Global-Warming Deception  by Grant R. Jeffrey

The global warming topic is very intriguing to me. I seldom feel that I get the whole story when reading typical media coverage.  Grant Jeffery's book The Global-Warming Deception was a good read on the topic.  I thought that Jeffrey started out slow in his book and dwelt too much on some of his extrapolation thoughts on where the deception was heading.  He May be correct in some of his conclusions but I would rather have him let the readers decide for themselves using the facts that he presents later in the book.  Jeffrey gets into the meat of the topic and provides some global temperature history early in the book which he refers to frequently throughout the book.  I appreciated having a better understanding of the Roman Warm period, Dark Ages Cold period, Medievil Warm period and the Little Ice Age period (AD 1350 to AD 1850).  This informatio is an excellent backdrop for any discussion on this global warming topic.

Mr Jeffrey devotes a fair amount of print disecting many of the claims made by the IPCC (United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).  Providing clarity on many current day global warming topics is a great attribute of the The Global-Warming Deception book.  The famous hockey stick graph is explained and it's dismissal of major temperature variations are noted.  Jeffrey gets very detailed in some of his arguments but does a nice job in presenting information in an understandable way.

Jeffrey claims that the primary argument used by anthropogenic global warming advocates are not based on observable, measured evidence but rather on computer-modeled predictions and potential scenarios.  Chapter 8 takes time to explain many of the scientific facts influencing weather and temperatures.  One quick fact that highlights the sun as a major proponent in climate is that every second the sun sends to earth the amount of energy released by a magnitude 8 earthquake.  Another area of enlightenment was hearing of our oceans and their release of CO2.  I would recommend The Global-Warming Deception to anyone with interest in the global warming topic.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review

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