Meltdown: The Predictable Distortion of Global Warming by Scientists, Politicians, and the Media

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Index
Articles, papers, and reports are indexed by primary author(s) cited in text and under the source of the article by title (if given) or topic.
ABC News with Peter Jennings, melting alpine glaciers reporting, 61–63
Abies balsamea (balsam fir), 108
Academic journal publishing
changing peer review structure, 239
peer review problems, 5, 22, 96, 137–42, 228, 229, 234
See also specific journals by name
Adaptation to climate
human, 109, 146–47, 192, 193, 194
Inuits, 66–67
penguins, 100–102
plants and animals, 102–3, 105
wildlife species, 84. See also specific species
Aedes aegypti,185–86
Aedes albopictus,185–86
Africa
climate change and malaria, 179–80
tropical rainforests, 128
“Aggregate weather, ” climate models and, 17–18
Agriculture
growing seasons, 6, 15, 163, 170
increased soil-moisture level and, 137
Ainley, D. G., rebuttal of Croxall arguments, 101–2
Air conditioning, spread of disease and, 185
Alicia, Hurricane, 115
Allen, Hurricane, 115
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 94, 231
American Bird Conservancy, 82
Amphibians. See Toads and frogs
Anderson, David, on Indian monsoon, 148
Andrew, Hurricane, 111
Angell, Jim, arctic record comparisons, 46–47
Antarctica, 33, 51, 63–66, 203
ecotourism, 96
penguins, 96–102
Anthropogenic global warming, 36–37, 60
factors humans can/cannot change or influence, 1–2
Hansen on, 232
initial interest in and beginnings of climatology, 222–26
reprieve from blame for hurricanes, 122–23
variability of storminess and, 151
AP. See Associated Press (AP)
“Apparent temperature, ” 188–89, 217–19
Arctic climate
Arctic warming models, 95
Greenpeace press release on threat to polar bears and, 93–94
high-latitude temperature studies, 45–46, 94
New York Times article(s), 5, 42–46
“source region, ” 47–48
temperature records, 46–47, 94, 95–96
Arctic Ocean, 44–45, 48–54
See also North Polar icecap
Arctic winds and wind patterns, 51
ice movement and, 54, 95
Argentière, Switzerland, 61–63
Arrhenius, Svante, 14, 223
“Artificial” genetic diversity, 109
“Asian Brown Cloud” (ABC), 147–49
Asian monsoon, 147, 148
Assessments, 21–26, 74
1996 Assessment (Third Assessment Report),23, 51–54, 60–61, 64, 100–101, 106, 107, 127, 148–49, 190
USNA. See U.S. National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change
Associated Press, reporting on Karl's climate projections and “change point, ” 196–98

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Epigraph vii
  • 1 - Foreword 1
  • 2 - An Introduction to Global Warming 9
  • 3 - Meltdown? the Truth About Icecaps 33
  • 4 - All Creatures Cute and Furry 73
  • 5 - Spin Cycle: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and Other Cyclones 111
  • 6 - Droughts and Floods: Worse and Worse? 127
  • 7 - A Greener World of Changing Seasons? 163
  • 8 - Global Warming, Disease, and Death 179
  • 9 - No Fact Checks, Please! 195
  • 10 - The “national Assessment” Disaster 207
  • 11 - The Predictable Distortion of Global Warming 221
  • 12 - Breaking the Cycle 237
  • Afterword - Composite Campaign Speech on Global Warming 243
  • References 249
  • Index 255
  • Cato Institute *
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