Climate, sea level and ice sheets have always changed, and the changes observed today are less than those of the past. Climate changes are cyclical and are driven by the Earth’s position in the galaxy, the Sun, wobbles in the Earth’s orbit, ocean currents and plate tectonics. In previous times atmospheric carbon dioxide was far higher than at present yet did not drive climate change. No runaway greenhouse effect or acid oceans occurred during times of excessively high carbon dioxide. During past glaciations, carbon dioxide was far higher than today. The non-scientific popular political view is that humans change climate. Do we have reason concern about possible human-induced climate change?
“Anyone seriously interested in the important but complex issue of climate change should read this book. Plimmer … prese3nts in readily accessible form a scrupulous and scholarly analysis of both the climate science and what is truly known of the climatic history and pre-history of the planet. He demonstrates how much of what passes for climate science today is in fact a new secular religion, based like many past5 religions not on empirical evidence but on a mixture of authority and superstition. This is an important and profoundly disturbing book” - Nigel Lawson, Lord Lawson of Blaby.