A selection of recommended books giving a sound perspective on the environment and the theory of man-made global warming. Click the book cover for details, reviews, and price at amazon.co.uk

Environment
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Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout:
The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist
by Dr Patrick Moore
2010 November
Patrick Moore, co-founder of the environmental organization Greenpeace, isn't too hot about global warming. Appearing on Fox Business Network with Stuart Varney on Thursday 20 Jan 2011, he said global warming is a “natural phenomenon”, there's no proof of man-made global warming, and suggested that “alarmism” is driving politicians to create bad environmental policies.
 
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The Real Global Warming Disaster
Is The Obsession With `Climate Change` Turning Out To Be The Most Costly Scientific Blunder In History?
by Christopher Booker
2009 October
This original book considers one of the most extraordinary scientific and political stories of our time: how in the 1980s a handful of scientists came to believe that mankind faced catastrophe from runaway global warming, and how today this has persuaded politicians to land us with what promises to be the biggest bill in history.
 
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The Climate Caper
Foreword by Christopher Walter Monckton
by Garth W. Paltridge
2009 August
Professor Paltridge leads us through the massive uncertainties which are inherently part of 'the climate modelling process'; he examines the even greater uncertainties associated with economic forecasts of climatic doom; and he discusses in detail the conscious and sub-conscious forces operating to ensure that scepticism within the scientific community is kept from the public eye.
 
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Heaven And Earth
Global Warming — The Missing Science
by Ian Plimer
2009 May
Anthropogenic global warming theory is the biggest, most dangerous and ruinously expensive con trick in history.
 
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Global Warming
and Other Bollocks
by Steven Milloy
2009 June
Today. industrialisation, GM crops, scientific medicine, nuclear power and the car are held up as the harbingers of doom. Politicians and pressure groups play on our basic fears. They scare us with tales of an inevitable global warming catastrophe blamed on CO2 emissions; but will pesticides kill off life in our oceans, will chemicals in food poison us all and invisible rays from power cables and mobiles kill us with cancer? Stanley Feldman, a professor of anaestetics at London University appointed to the Imperial College School of Medicine looks at the evidence.
 
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Green Hell
How Environmentalists Plan to Ruin Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them
by Steven Milloy
2009 Feb
It seems everywhere you look, all you see is green. People are 'living Green', businesses are 'going Green', and consumers are 'buying Green'. But pretty soon this trendy 'Green' lifestyle won't be voluntary, it will be mandatory. Steven Milloy shows how the government and environmental elites will soon have you under their Green thumb.
 
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Climate Confusion
How Global Warming Leads to Bad Science, Pandering Politicians and Misguided Policies That Hurt the Poor
by Roy Spencer
2008 Apr
The noted climatologist Roy Spencer shows that fears about global warming are vastly exaggerated and are driven by politics, not truth. He shows that a global superstorm has already arrived - but it is a storm of hype and hysteria. "Climate Confusion" is a ground-breaking book that combines impeccable scientific authority with great wit and literary panache to expose the hysteria surrounding the myths of global warming and climate change.
 
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An Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming
by Nigel Lawson
2008 Apr
In this cautious and reasoned treatise on an issue that effects each and every one of us, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nigel Lawson, argues that it is time to take a cooler look at global warming. Lord Lawson looks at the facts behind the headlines and explains that science is only part of the story.
 
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The Nature of Britain
by Alan Titchmarsh
2007 Sep
The book of the BBC TV series.
 
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Scared to Death
From BSE to Global Warming: Why Scares are Costing Us the Earth
by Christopher Booker and Richard North
2007 Nov
“This brilliant expose of some of the most destructive delusions of our time should be compulsory reading for everyone (particularly journalists and politicians) and if people took heed the world would suddenly become a better place.”
James Delingpole
 
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Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming
by Bjørn Lomborg
2007 Sep
Lomborg argues we need to look at the cost and benefits of the proposed measures against global warming. He demonstrates that drastic, here-and-now measures is the worst way to spend our money. Climate change is a 100-year problem - we should not try to fix it in 10 years.
 
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Human Impacts on Weather and Climate
by William R. Cotton and Roger A. Pielke
2007 Feb
The natural variability of weather and climate greatly complicates our ability to determine a clear cause-and-effect relationship to human activity. The authors describe the basic theories and critique them in simple and accessible terms.
 
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The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming & Environmentalism
Christopher C. Horner
2007 Feb
This book puts all the contrary opinion in one place and explains in easy to understand language why the notion that we're all going to die unless we surrender our money and liberties to our government to stop climate change is a myth.
 
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The Chilling Stars
A New Theory of Climate Change
Henrik Svensmark, Nigel Calder
2007 Feb
This book turns on its head the notion that global warming is due solely to carbon dioxide emissions. Instead, it posits the idea that sub-atomic particles from exploded stars play a key role in the formation of clouds, which subsequently affect the temperature of the Earth, while the activity of the Sun determines how many of these particles reach us.
 
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Eco-Freaks: Environmentalism Is Hazardous to Your Health!
John Berlau
2006 Nov
Award-winning journalist John Berlau explores the myriad ways in which shortsighted environmentalism actually endangers trees, wildlife, and people.
 
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Unstoppable Global Warming
Every 1500 Years
Fred Singer, Dennis Avery
2006 Oct
Singer and Avery present, in popular language and supported by in-depth scientific evidence, the compelling concept that global temperatures have been rising mostly or entirely because of a natural cycle. "Unstoppable Global Warming" explains why we're warming, why it's not very dangerous, and why we can't stop it anyway.
 
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Shattered Consensus
The True State of Global Warming
Patrick J. Michaels
2005 Aug
 
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The Bottomless Well
The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy
Peter Huber
2005 Feb
 
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State of Fear
Michael Crichton
2004 Dec
A thriller about eco-terrorists by the author of Jurassic Park.
In extensive appendices and a bibliography, Crichton draws parallels between the belief in global warming and the theory of eugenics — which led to the holocaust; the claims of Lysenko — that led to famine in the Soviet Union and killed millions; and the belief in witchcraft — that justified the brutal murder of tens of thousands of people in the sixteenth century.
 
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Meltdown
The Predictable Distortion of Global Warming by Scientists, Politicians, and the Media
Patrick J. Michaels
2004 Nov
 
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Global Crises, Global Solutions:
Priorities for a World of Scarcity
Edited by Bjørn Lomborg
2004 Oct
A unique publication exploring the opportunities for addressing ten of the most serious challenges facing the world today.
 
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Climate Alarmism Reconsidered
Robert L. Bradley Jr.
2003 Aug
A robust examination and critique of statist solutions to energy and environmental problems.

 
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Eco-nomics:
Everything You Need to Know About Economics and the Environment
Richard L. Stroup
2003 May
 
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A Poverty of Reason
Sustainable Development & Economic Growth
Wilfred Beckerman
2002 Dec
"A short, witty, stinging review of sustainability, climate change, and the precautionary principle by an Oxford economist and former member of the Royal Commisson on Environmental Pollution who cares more about the poor of the world than he does the elitist egos of Western environmentalists"
— Michael Crichton, Bibliography to State of Fear
 
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Global Warming and Other Eco Myths:
How the Environmental Movement Uses False Science to Scare Us to Death
Ronald Bailey
2002 Dec
 
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The Logic of Scientific Discovery
Karl Popper
2002 Mar
“A proposition or theory cannot be considered scientific if it does not admit the possibility of being shown false.”
 
“One of the most important documents of the twentieth century” — Peter Medawar, New Scientist
 
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The Skeptical Environmentalist
Bjørn Lomborg
2001 Aug
Highly recommended by the ABD.
Read a review by ABD Chairman Brian Gregory
 
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Hard Green
Saving the Environment from the Environmentalists — A Conservative Manifesto
Peter Huber
2001 Jan
 
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The Satanic Gases
Clearing the Air About Global Warming
Patrick J. Michaels, Robert C. Balling, Robert C. Balling Jr
2000 July
Health
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Don't Die Young
Dr Alice Roberts
2007 Jan
The book of the BBC TV series
 
“There is an ocean of information and mis-information out there, which can sometimes make it difficult to find out which life and dietary factors are the most important for keeping healthy. I've waded through part of the morass to find advice that is based on good science and firm evidence.”
 
ABD Review
In this easily readable and well illustrated book, anatomist Dr Alice Roberts of Channel's 4 Time Team, and the BBC's Coast programme, takes a scientific view of human health which is refreshingly free of the nannying mentality prevalent in so many books of a similar genre.
Rather than lecture you about what you shouldn't eat and tell you what you shouldn't do, Alice explains what effect certain foods and activities have on your body and leaves you to make your own mind up.
 


 
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