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#1  Postby sweitzen » Aug 25, 2011 6:21 pm

I know the science well behind evolution and the arguments creationists attempt to use.

I am on much less sure footing when it comes to global warming debates (specifically, the case for anthropogenic climate change).

Are there any good, recent books out that make the case for it, WHY we believe it is real, and WHY the deniers don't accept it (including the tactics they attempt to use to refute it)? Something, perhaps, in the style of Dawkins' The Greatest Show on Earth?
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#2  Postby HughMcB » Aug 25, 2011 6:26 pm

Well we do have this thread;
http://www.rationalskepticism.org/earth ... -t988.html

Unfortunately I think it's been rather quiet of late, being one of the contributors I'm partly to blame for that. :(
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#3  Postby Weaver » Aug 25, 2011 7:47 pm

A nearly endless resource, run by world-class climatologists. Primary source for debunking denialists' claims, and for really digging into the depths of the science.

http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/ar ... tart-here/
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#4  Postby cherries » Aug 25, 2011 11:33 pm

this book is supposed to be quite good,my friend just gave it to me a week ago and he has spend some time trying to understand the subject :)

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http://www.aip.org/history/climate/index.htm
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#5  Postby Weaver » Aug 26, 2011 1:56 am

Quick skim seems to indicate that e-book is very useful, Cherries - thanks! Added it to my list of sources to point others to - and can't wait to give it to some particular denialists I've been arguing with for nearly 8 years now.
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#7  Postby sweitzen » Aug 27, 2011 5:07 am

Thanks!
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#8  Postby susu.exp » Aug 27, 2011 10:41 am

One thing that has to be mentioned is the IPCC with its reports. The come with executive summaries aimed at non-scientists who have to work with them and then basically function as long review articles in a more technical way. Of course the last one is 4 years old now and doesn´t reflect recent findings (but there are materials on the 5th one, which will start to be released next year).
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#9  Postby cherries » Aug 27, 2011 12:16 pm

Weaver wrote:Quick skim seems to indicate that e-book is very useful, Cherries - thanks! Added it to my list of sources to point others to - and can't wait to give it to some particular denialists I've been arguing with for nearly 8 years now.

sweitzen wrote:Thanks!

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the website is a" supplementary" website to the book,says in the book it 'contains more than 2 dozen essays interconnected by over 700 hyperlinks with references to over 1.000 scientific and historical publications and links.'
i've just started the book but i like the way it is written ,clearly and easy to understand.
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#11  Postby Macdoc » Sep 05, 2011 6:21 pm

This is a seminal overview

Background/history
http://www.aip.org/history/climate/summary.htm

Superb links here

http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/ar ... tart-here/

There are hundreds of articles here - more current ones

http://forum.richarddawkins.net/viewtop ... =5&t=74571

earlier ones

http://forum.richarddawkins.net/viewtopic.php?p=1739008

No order but you'll be up to speed :what:

MIT stuff is terrific
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 134843.htm
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#12  Postby wadaye » Sep 08, 2011 10:09 am

My understanding is this.

Total global heat as measured by oceanic expansion and deteriorating ice caps (as measured by NASA) gives rise to a deduction that the total heat energy on planet earth has increased recently. The theory is that increases in greenhouse gases is the explanation, in accordance with their properties. And so it is.

I would suggest you read James Hansen et al's Earth Energy Imbalance and Implications
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=w ... ew&cad=rja
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Re: Resources for learning about global warming

#13  Postby Animavore » Sep 09, 2011 1:05 pm

This site http://www.eoearth.org/article/Climate_ ... lection%29 is recommended by this guy http://www.christurney.com/Home/Ice,_Mud_%26_Blood.html who wrote this book...

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#14  Postby Paul G » Sep 09, 2011 1:06 pm

Sticky please mods?
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#15  Postby cherries » Sep 09, 2011 9:52 pm

:this:
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#16  Postby Animavore » Sep 09, 2011 9:57 pm

Also :this: but with a comma :?
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#17  Postby cherries » Sep 09, 2011 9:58 pm

:lol:
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#18  Postby Weaver » Sep 09, 2011 10:00 pm

I've used the "report thread" to bring this to the attention of relevant Mods - so it will be discussed soon. Meanwhile, let's keep things on topic and keep the thread clean, 'm-kay?
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#19  Postby cherries » Sep 09, 2011 10:51 pm

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#20  Postby Schneibster » Sep 17, 2011 5:05 am

RealClimate is pretty much the first place to go, but it's not organized for refuting claims easily, and the search is tricky to use. Grist's article How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic is highly accessible, though less technical than RealClimate, and has things organized so they're easier to find.

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