When it comes to global warming, most people think there are two camps: “alarmist” or “denier” being their respective pejoratives. Either you recognise the existence of manmade climate change issues and consider it a dire global menace, or you deny it exists at all. But there’s a third group: the “lukewarmers.” In Lukewarming: The New Climate Science that Changes Everything , Cato scholars Pat Michaels and Chip Knappenberger explain the real science and spin behind the headlines and come to a provoking opinion: global warming is not hot — it’s tepid. While that may not sound massive, it does, as the book’s subtitle mentions, change everything. Climate change is real, it is partially man-made, but it is clearer than ever that its impact has been exaggerated — with many of the headline-grabbing projections now being rendered implausible or impossible.
This new paperback edition of the book is a revised and expanded edition of last year’s ebook-only edition of Lukewarming. This new edition includes updates in science and policy following the accords reached at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. It is an equally perfect journal for those working looking for an introduction to the climate debate, or veterans striving the freshest science.
Pat Michaels and Paul Knappenberger are real climate scientists, who think that man-made global warming is real. But they refuse to buy into the politicized pseudoscience that has increasingly been used to buttress the lawsuit that global warming is likewise likely to be dangerous. For this they have been routinely vilified. In this illuminate but serious book, they disclose many shocking myths about climate change and make a devastating case for lukewarming.( Matt Ridley, Author of The Rational Optimist)
About the Author
Patrick J. Michaels is the director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute. Michaels is a past president of the American Association of State Climatologists and was program chair for the Committee on Applied Climatology of the American Meteorological Society. He is the author or editor of six books on climate and its efficiency and effectiveness, and he was an author of the climate” newspaper of the year” awarded by the Association of American Geographers in 2004.
Chip Knappenberger is the assistant director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute, and coordinates the science and outreach activities for the Center. He has over 20 years of experience in climate research and public outreach. He has published numerous newspapers in the major atmospheric science periodicals on global warming, typhoons, precipitation changes, weather and mortality, and Greenland ice melt, among many other areas, and is a very popular presenter at climate conferences worldwide.