Our Global Climate

(Books, Papers, Audios, and Videos on this topic compiled by D. N. Anderson)


The earth's  climate is subject to constant change.  Some of these fluctuations affect the entire globe and some are local, regional, or continental.  This reading list is primarily concerned with those changes that are global in extent.  The readings concern changes that occur over periods longer than a human life, but evidence of the changes may be evident over periods as short as a decade or two.  At present there is much discussion about "Global Warming" and the possibility that it may be caused or at least enhanced by human activities (anthropogenic-AGW hypothesis) such as the burning of fossil fuel and the global increase of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere.


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The items mentioned below are not representative of the whole global climate issue. They are generally skeptical of the AGW hypothesis) since the other side is strongly represented in the popular press. For a pro AGW view see www.realclimate.org These folks are the key players in the Climategate scandal and they use this site to run down their critics when they feel such treatment is necessary.





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Author Title


1 Hayden, Howard  A Primer on CO2 and Climate 2007


Hayden, Howard C. The Solar Fraud: Why Solar Energy Won't Run the World, Second Edition 2005


Lomborg, Bjorn Cool It 2007


Lomborg, Bjorn The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World 2001


Michaels, Patrick J. (ed.) Shattered Consensus: The True State of Global Warming 2005


Michaels, Patrick J, & Robert C. Balling, Jr. The Satanic Gases 2000
7 Plimer, Ian Heaven and Earth: global warming the missing science 2009


Singer, S. Fred & Dennis T. Avery Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 years 2006


Svensmark, Hendrick & Nigel Calder The Chilling Stars: A New Theory of Climate Change 2007

1 Riverina ABC Interview with Prof Ian Plimer

Videos (links tend to be transitory. Notify Dr. Anderson if the link fails):
1 Wag TV

The Great Global Warming Swindle

or buy it HERE


Non-technical papers:


Akasofu, Syun-Ichi Is the Earth still recovering from the "Little Ice Age"?
(22 pages overall, 15 figures, 2 pages of references .pdf)
07 May, 2007


Akasofu, Syun-Ichi Why has "global warming" become such a passionate subject?
(5 page .pdf)


Anderson, Donald N Humans didn't cause global warming
(short column for newspaper publication)
28 July 2009


Nova, Joanne Climate Money
(19 pages .pdf)
21 July 2009


Nova, Joanne The Skeptics Handbook
(16 page .pdf)
February 2009
6 Solomon, Lawrence

The Deniers

(Links to 42 columns from the National Post)



Svensmark, Henrick Influence of Cosmic Rays on the Earth's Climate
(5 page .pdf)


Svensmark, Henrick The SKY experiment in Copenhagen
(3 page .pdf)

Technical papers:

1   Miskolczi, Ferenc M.   Greenhouse effect in semi-transparent planetary atmospheres 2007  
2 Robinson, Arthur B., Noah E Robinson, and Willie Soon Environmental Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Fall 2007

Svensmark, Henrick; Jens Olaf P. Pedersen, Nigel D. Marsh, Martin B. Enghoff and Ulrick I. Uggerhøj Experimental evidence for the role of ions in particle nucleation under atmospheric conditions 17 August, 2006




Revised 01 February 2010