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Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


Heads of the Hydra

Michael E. Mann

in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152556
eISBN:
9780231526388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152556.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter considers how climate change deniers would raise two more talking points against human-caused climate change when one was refuted, reminiscent of the heads of the Hydra, and how they ... More


Warming Is Unequivocal

James Lawrence Powell

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.003.0035
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses the undeniable scientific evidence showing that global warming is real. The predictions made by James Hansen and his group back in 1981 were slowly coming true. In today's era ... More


The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Michael Mann

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152556
eISBN:
9780231526388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152556.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

The ongoing assault on climate science in the United States has never been more aggressive, more blatant, or more widely publicized than in the case of the hockey stick graph—a clear and compelling ... More


Tedious Calculations of Extraordinary Interest

James Lawrence Powell

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.003.0031
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter focuses on scientific endeavors to calculate how much radiation the carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere absorbs and so determine the effect of changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide ... More


Origins of the CO2 Theory

James Lawrence Powell

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.003.0030
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter takes a look at the origins of the carbon dioxide theory of climatic change. In 1938, Guy Stewart Callendar, a British steam engineer and amateur meteorologist, had explained to the ... More


A Unique Experiment of Planetary Dimensions

James Lawrence Powell

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.003.0033
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses Gilbert N. Plass's experiment designed to “reappraise the carbon dioxide theory of climatic change.” One reason that Guy Stewart Callendar's 1938 paper did not inspire ... More


Climategate: Much Ado About Nothing

James Lawrence Powell

in The Inquisition of Climate Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on an episode in 2009 known as Climategate, resulting from the theft of over 1,000 e-mails from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia (UEA), along with ... More


Introduction and Synthesis

Douglas Arent, Channing Arndt, Mackay Miller, Finn Tarp, and Owen Zinaman (eds)

in The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198802242
eISBN:
9780191840586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802242.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Climate change is frequently referred to as one of the defining challenges of the twenty-first century. The authors of this chapter concur. In broad terms, the climate challenge is relatively ... More


Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change

Andrew T. Guzman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199933877
eISBN:
9780190252694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199933877.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Deniers of climate change sometimes quip that claims about global warming are more about political science than climate science. They are wrong on the science, but may be right with respect to its ... More


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