The Power of Independent Thinking

Is There Is a Climate Crisis? Science vs. Politics | Anthony R. Lupo Interview by Graham H. Walker
Posted: Wed. March 31, 2021, 2:08pm PT

Overheated rhetoric has politicized and misinformed the public about the earth’s climate. Renowned physicist Dr. S. Fred Singer’s classic book on global warming—and antidote to unscientific claims—"Hot Talk, Cold Science" has been updated and expanded (twice the size of the previous edition), incorporating numerous recent scientific findings, making this fascinating and complex subject accessible to general readers.

Dr. Singer passed away in April 2020, but not before updating and expanding his much-discussed book with the co-authors, and atmospheric scientist Anthony R. Lupo (University of Missouri) and climatologist David R. Legates (University of Delaware).

In this Lighthouse Briefing video, Dr. Anthony R. Lupo is interviewed by Independent Institute Executive Director Dr. Graham H. Walker. Merging recent developments in science, economics, and public policy, "Hot Talk, Cold Science, Third Edition" is a much-needed, peer-reviewed, de-coding book to a sprawling, highly technical literature, giving readers a clear understanding of what scientists and policymakers know about climate change—and what they don’t. The book allows independent thinkers to better detect and reason beyond the hyperbole and propaganda all-too-common in the politics and media coverage of this heated subject.

In the book, the authors explore the inaccuracies in historical climate data, the limitations on and failures of climate models, solar variability along with the effects of clouds, ocean currents, and sea levels on global climate, plus factors that could mitigate any human impact on world climate. This single book on climate science and policy serves as both an authoritative but accessible guide for both lay readers and those already versed in these complex and vital issues.

Dr. Anthony R. Lupo is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Professor of Atmospheric Science and Principal Investigator of the Global Climate Change Group in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri (MU). He received his PhD in atmosphere science from Purdue University, and he has been a Member of the Working Groups I and III for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Research Scholar at the Belgorod University in Russia, Fulbright Research Scholar at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Associate Editor of the Monthly Weather Review, and Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University at Albany. He is the author of 135 peer-reviewed publications in major scientific journals, 277 conference pre-print papers, and the contributor to numerous scholarly volumes. Dr. Lupo is also the Chief Editor of "Recent Developments in Tropical Cyclone Dynamics, Prediction, and Detection."

Hot Talk, Cold Science: Global Warming’s Unfinished Debate, Revised and Expanded Third Edition, by S. Fred Singer, David R. Legates and Anthony R. Lupo, with forewords by Frederick Seitz and William Happer

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