Evidence-Based Climate Science

1st Edition

Data Opposing CO2 Emissions as the Primary Source of Global Warming

Editors: Don Easterbrook
Paperback ISBN: 9780123859563
eBook ISBN: 9780123859570
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 25th August 2011
Page Count: 416
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Global warming and human-induced climate change are perhaps the most important scientific issues of our time. These issues continue to be debated in the scientific community and in the media without true consensus about the role of greenhouse gas emissions as a contributing factor.

Evidence-Based Climate Science: Data opposing CO2 emissions as the primary source of global warming objectively gathers and analyzes scientific data concerning patterns of past climate changes, influences of changes in ocean temperatures, the effect of solar variation on global climate, and the effect of CO2 on global climate to clearly and objectively present counter-global-warming evidence not embraced by proponents of CO2.

Key Features

  • An unbiased, evidence-based analysis of the scientific data concerning climate change and global warming
  • Authored by 8 of the world’s leading climate scientists, each with more than 25 years of experience in the field
  • Extensive analysis of the physics of CO2 as a greenhouse gas and its role in global warming
  • Comprehensive citations, references, and bibliography
  • Adaptation strategies are presented as alternative reactions to greenhouse gas emission reductions


Atmospheric scientists, oceanographers, meteorologists, and climatologists. Scientists practicing in the fields of environmental science, ecology, geology, and geophysics

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Geologic Evidence of Recurring Climate Cycles and Their Implications for the Cause of Global Climate Changes—The Past is the Key to the Future

1. Introduction

2. Is Global Warming Real?

3. Melting Glaciers

4. Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

5. Lessons from Past Global Climate Changes

6. The Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO)

7. The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO)

8. Solar Variability and Climate Change

9. Where are We Headed During the Coming Century?

Chapter 2. Evidence for Synchronous Global Climatic Events

1. Introduction

2. Late Pleistocene Climate Oscillations Recorded by Glaciers

3. Conclusions

Chapter 3. A Critical Look at Surface Temperature Records

1. Introduction

2. The Global Data Centers

3. The Golden Age of Surface Observation

4. Vanishing Stations

5. See For Yourself – The Data is a Mess

6. Station Dropout was not Totally Random

7. Instrument Changes and Siting

8. Along Comes ‘Modernization’

9. Adjustments not Made, or Made Badly

10. Heat from Population Growth and Land-use Changes

11. U.S. Climate Data

12. U.S. State Heat Records Suggest Recent Decades are not the Warmest

13. Major Changes to USHCN in 2007

14. Hadley and NOAA

15. Final Adjustments – Homogenization

16. Problems with Sea Surface Temperature Measurements

17. Long-Term Trends

18. Summary

Chapter 4. 2010—The Hottest Year on Record?

1. Comparisons vs. 1998

2. Divergence from Other Data Sources

3. What is GISS Doing Wrong?

4. Was 2010 a Record Hot Year?

5. What Caused the Positive Anomalies in Early 2010?

6. Some History About Dr. James Hansen

7. Conclusion

Chapter 5. Relationship of Multidecadal Global Temperature


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About the Editor

Don Easterbrook

Dr. Don Easterbrook has done extensive research into the of global climate changes, global warming and cooling, as well as the cause of abrupt global climate changes at the end of the last Ice Age. He studies the relationship of 25-30 year glacial and ocean warming and cooling cycles to solar variation and global warming and cooling. Additionally, he has analyzed the correlation of Quaternary inter-hemispheric climate changes, the of radiocarbon marine reservoir values, Holocene glaciation of the Cascade Range, and the Holocene climate changes, otherwise known as The Little Ice Age. He has analyzed the tephra and lahar chronology of Mt. Baker, and has extensively used shorelines to determine isostatic uplift rates in the Puget Lowland.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, USA