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Doc alert: The Scientific Guide to Global Warming Skepticism

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Lou Grinzo is a writer and researcher residing in Rochester, NY. He blogs at The Cost of Energy (

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John Cook, the indefatigable proprietor of the outstanding site Skeptical Science has released The Scientific Guide to Global Warming Skepticism. It’s a 16-page booklet that uses a very reader-friendly mix of text and graphics to focus on the human fingerprints that are all over global warming.

I strongly recommend this guide for your own perusal, but its greatest value could be as “brother-in-law” material, i.e. you can send it to your friends, relatives, co-workers, and elected representatives who fancy themselves “global warming skeptics”. (Whether it will do any good is largely dependent on the recipient, of course; deniers, um “skeptics”, are nothing if not persistent.)

The thing I find most interesting about The Scientific Guide to Global Warming Skepticism is that while it’s clearly intended for a mainstream audience John Cook still presents copious citations; in fact, he includes two full pages with 68 end notes. No one could accuse him of dumbing down the guide or glossing over the sources of his information. This is a refreshing change from all the books about climate change I’ve seen in recent years that were much less rigorous in this regard.

So, hop on over to the Skeptical Science, grab a copy, read it, and then pass it on.


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