Climatism! Science, Common Sense, and the 21st Century’s Hottest Topic
“This is a serious book that carefully examines the issues that have been used to create the current climate change/global warming crisis… I endorse Climatism! for its easy-to-read, well-illustrated presentation of complex science.”
–John Coleman, Meteorologist and Founder of the Weather Channel
The complete in-depth discussion of the science, politics, and energy policy implications of the global warming debate.
Hardcover non-fiction, 6″ x 9″
394 pages, 135 figures
1000+ notes, index, & bibliography
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What Others Have Said about Climatism!
“If you care about the 21st century society, you must read this book. In my 55-year career as a scientist I have written over 1,000 book reviews for various journals. No book has pleased me more than Climatism! by Steve Goreham.” –Jay Lehr, Ph.D. Science Director, The Heartland Institute READ FULL REVIEW
“Goreham–the antidote for Gore!” –Doug Giles, Radio Talk Show Host
“A handbook for climate skeptics…the logical, comprehensive and convincing case against those who blame mankind for global warming…” –Alan Wallace, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review READ FULL REVIEW
“…one of the most comprehensive yet accessible studies I have seen…if you have any interest in the subject you’ll find it difficult to put down.” –Roger Helmer, Minister of European Parliament
“Climatism! is a myth-buster of a book. If you are interested in climate, carbon, or energy, you need this common-sense book on your reference shelf, especially if you are a politician, a journalist, a teacher, or a parent. Steve Goreham identifies the origins, symptoms and cures for the societal sickness of Climatism. His book is comprehensive, interesting, logical, factual and well-referenced. He also has a marvellous collection of quotes. You will enjoy reading it.” –Viv Forbes, Chairman, The Carbon Sense Coalition
“Climatism!, written with eloquence and simple-to-understand language to explain complex concepts, is a must-read to understand the interplay between the demagoguery of alarmist climate change and the real dangers that it entails in the lifestyle we enjoy. Steve Goreham has done a masterful job to present a very coherent and convincing book on perhaps the most crucial social, political and economic issue of the 21st century.” –Professor Michael J. Economides, University of Houston, Editor-in-Chief Energy Tribune
“Before your future disappears under piles of climate model print-outs and fraudulent carbon credits, read Steve Goreham’s new book Climatism!” –Dennis Avery, Director, Center for Global Food Issues, Hudson Institute
“Goreham writes in an entertaining, readable style that lightens this scientific treatise…Al Gore and Barack Obama should be forced to read this work.” –Fred Delkin, Oregon Magazine READ FULL REVIEW
“In the entertaining and factual book Climatism!, Steve Goreham shows that this newest “ism” has precious little clothing of science, but is driven by an amazing collection of other motives. The book recounts the history of Climatism, from its carefully orchestrated beginnings–by people with agendas that went well beyond climate control–to the current sound and fury of the Copenhagen climate summit and the embarrassment over the Climategate computer files.” –William Happer, Cyrus Fogg Bracket Professor of Physics, Princeton University
“This is a marvellous summary of climate change issues and the conversion of climate science into the politics of Climatism.” –Russ Steele, NC Media Watch READ FULL REVIEW
“Goreham covers the science, the politics, the history, and the consequences if we get things wrong … I’m agog at how much research he must have done to pull together so many strands. I’ll be keeping this book close by. It’s one heck of a resource.” –Joanna Nova, Australian Speaker, TV-Host, and Author
“I found the book Climatism! by Steve Goreham so fascinating I could hardly stop reading.” –Don Bongaards, Fellow, Minnesota Free Market Institute READ FULL REVIEW
“Over the years I have read many books on global warming and this one surely ranks among the best.” –Alan Caruba, Author and Columnist
“Climatism! A real cool book that quenches the fire of the mythical dragon of global warming with the twinkle of real science.” –Professor David Bellamy, Ph. D., British Botanist, Author, Broadcaster, and Environmentalist
“Climatism! achieves the right balance of being readable and a credible reference source.” –David Archibald, Australian Climate Scientist
“Climatism! is the ideal foundation for serious non-scientists about understanding the science, politics and public policy of climate change in the world today.” –Dan Miller, Publisher/Executive Vice President, The Heartland Institute
It was June of 1995, a beautiful day in Colorado, and an excellent day for whitewater kayaking. My paddling companions and I were taking a brief rest in a river eddy on the Arkansas River at the bottom of Royal Gorge in Colorado. The blue-green river had narrowed to about 50-feet wide as it roared between the reddish-brown granite cliffs of the gorge. We leaned back in our kayaks to look up more than a thousand feet to the suspension bridge, which appeared tiny at the top of the canyon. What a magnificent world this is.
For more than three decades, when family and work allowed, I’ve enjoyed kayaking many of the whitewater rivers of the United States and Canada. I’ve navigated the rapids of several rivers on the Cumberland Plateau in eastern Tennessee, the home of Al Gore. I’ve camped by tent and trailer throughout North America with my family and friends. I’ve enjoyed many national parks and forests. These experiences are among my favorite memories.
No one wants to see Earth’s air polluted, rivers dirtied, or oceans fouled. We all want to pass a better world on to our children. But our policies must be based on logic and sound science, not propaganda and fear.
For several years, I’ve watched the global-warming debate from afar. An occasional news report one decade ago has grown into a blizzard of news broadcasts, books, YouTube video clips, and movies. Most of this communication has proclaimed that Earth is warming; that our industrial civilization is the cause; and increasingly, that we are on the road to climate catastrophe.
Despite the avalanche of publicity decrying man-made global warming, I wondered whether it all really made sense. Most news stories pointed to a weather event, such as Hurricane Katrina or catastrophic fires in Australia, and then jumped to the conclusion that the event was caused by human industry. Discussion of the science behind such conclusions was rarely included in the story.
Predictions announced that, by the year 2100, icecaps will melt, seas will inundate, and catastrophic hurricanes will occur, among many other disasters destined to plague us all. But then my local meteorologist would be wrong on his 5-day weather forecast. How is it possible that predictions for the year 2100 can be accurate, but not forecasts for the weekend?
As I read alarmist books on human-caused global warming, a pattern began to emerge. Most books spend 10–20 pages on the science of climate change, and then hundreds of pages on the impacts and possible remedies. These books rely almost entirely on findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of the United Nations for their science, and assume that the IPCC is correct.
At the same time, I discovered a growing group of scientists who, I believe, are climate realists, but are called “skeptics” (or worse) by the news media. These technologists are increasingly convinced that our globe is warming, but that the warming is due to natural, rather than man-made causes. Their arguments proved persuasive and moved me decisively into the skeptic camp. Most astonishing, the science clearly shows that global warming is due to natural causes, despite the tidal wave of world belief in man-made climate change.
Once convinced that mankind was heading down the wrong track, I felt compelled to add my voice to the debate. Exaggerations by Al Gore, James Hansen, and others added fuel to my fire to write. This book is the result.
Whether global warming is being caused by humanity should be decided by science, not by politics. The climate and energy policies of the nations of the world should be based on valid science, sound economics, and common sense. Unfortunately, as we shall see, this is currently not the case. Let me state up front that I am not in the pay of any energy company, or any other organization with a vested interest in the debate.