"Well informed parents don´t impose climate anxiety on their children"
My climate books
The climate carousel - what questions can be answered?
by Elsa Widding
The perception that science is now for the first time a quantitative understanding, of all the relevant factors controlling the climate, is now being spread without the support of science. The IPCC Climate Panel is said to be able to produce not only scenarios but also predictions about future climates. Predictions based on established climate models could not explain the warming in the 1930s, the cooling 1940-1975, or the break in warming between the strong El Niño year 1997 and the equally strong El Niño year 2016. The climate models give us no answer and the correlation between fossil carbon dioxide, temperature, and sea-level rise are weak. Nevertheless, the alarms about climate change are alarmist and we are misled into believing that global warming is a vital issue that threatens to wipe out humanity and destroy our planet.
My purpose with this book is not to try to impose an opinion on the reader or get the reader to take an active stand against climate alarms. It is not wrong to end up with different conclusions on incomplete and uncertain information. On the other hand, I want to challenge the reader with my questions and, as far as possible, evoke a debate in which the climate issue is nuanced into more than one disaster scenario, "tipping points" and the goal of keeping warming at a certain level. More than anything, I want to help stop the scare propaganda and the powerful and unscientific indoctrination of our young people that are going on today.
Read the introductory chapter, the purpose of the book, and the table of contents here!
Should one worry about the Climate Threat?
by Staffan Mörner
Do you worry about the climate threat? Maybe your friends, family, or children do?
This book presents facts about the climate that neither the media, politicians nor environmental organizations inform about, but which you and your loved ones should know if you really want to take the climate threat seriously.
Concerns about the climate threat are based on three basic statements:
1) Global warming leads to catastrophic climate change which manifests itself in the form of, for example, melting ice, rising sea levels, more and more severe storms, more droughts and floods, and acidification of the oceans.
2) 97% of all climate scientists agree that we are facing a serious climate threat in the form of global warming caused by increased human emissions of greenhouse gases.
3) Global warming cannot be explained naturally, and can therefore with great certainty be assumed to be due to humans.
These claims are considered indisputable, and skeptics are almost automatically regarded as anti-scientific, ignorant, emotionally driven, unintelligent, deceived, selfish, corrupt, or even malicious. They are derogatorily called "climate deniers", and are seldom or never given a fair chance to weigh in on the debate.
Therefore, many do not know the skeptical arguments. But given the anxiety, the high costs, and important political decisions that the climate threat causes, it is extremely important not only to follow the current but to listen carefully, find out the facts, and think for yourself:
1) Is there climate change worth worrying about?
2) What do almost all climate scientists agree on?
3) To what extent can global warming be explained naturally?
False alarm - the climate issue from a scientific aspect
by Gösta Pettersson
The climate issue is being discussed in an ever-increasing tone. In the book "FALSE ALARM - the climate issue from a scientific aspect", Gösta Pettersson, professor emeritus in biochemistry, methodically goes through several of the sub-issues that are discussed and provides the reader with information about how he and others view them. The intention is for the reader to get help in the search for truth in a heated and not always balanced debate.
In recent years, the mass media has fed us almost daily with the alarming message that global climate change is taking place which could have catastrophic effects. We have been told that an overwhelming majority of the world's climate scientists agree on what this climate change is causing and will lead to: The earth is warming due to our greenhouse gas emissions in general and carbon dioxide in particular. If we do not drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the world will in the future suffer from natural disasters of all kinds.
But it has also emerged that the hypothesis of catastrophic human-induced global warming has been strongly criticized on scientific grounds. Skeptical objections have been raised not only by climatologists themselves but also by geologists, chemists, physicists, astronomers, statisticians, and mathematicians.
Gösta's interest in this scientific controversy was aroused in earnest when he realized that the criticism made was justified regarding problem areas in which he himself specialized as a scientist. Then he decided to form his own opinion on the climate issue as a whole and finally also to present it in the form of a book.
The main purpose of this book is to provide those who want to familiarize themselves with the climate issue with basic information about the climatological observations and problems that are discussed, where the scientific controversies lie, and how Gösta as a scientist reasoned in his attempts to take a stand on the controversies.
The intention has been that no more than ordinary general education is required to keep up with the presentation. If you have been following the climate debate for a long time, you probably already know a lot of what is said in the book.
The title of the book was initially provided with a question mark. During the journey, it was erased with the conviction that the current state of scientific knowledge does not give cause for concern that our greenhouse gas emissions are causing a catastrophic climate change. You should not shout "The wolf is coming" as soon as you see a four-legged animal. But above all, the book's title refers to the falsehood with which climate alarmists presented their message to decision-makers and the people in general.
Presented here are several examples of what must be regarded as misleading alarmist climate information, and in many cases as intentionally misleading for political purposes. You should not shout "The wolf is coming" when you do not see any animals at all, but just want to discourage people from staying outdoors. "Believe those who seek the truth, distrust those who have found it," wrote the short story writer André Gide. This book does not provide many negative answers to the sub-questions that are addressed, but you will learn a lot about the optional answers. The hopeful outcome is that it will help you in your own search for the truth.
Elsa Widding holds a Master of Science from Chalmers technical university in Gothenburg. She has along history working for energy utilities in the Nordic countries for 25+ years. She has worked for Vattenfall AB in Sweden, Fortum Oy in Finland, and Statkraft SF in Norway as well as for the Swedish Government. After the scandal of Vattenfall acquiring Nuon, an energy utility in Holland, which she tried to stop, she was appointed the most troublesome women in Sweden by the magazine Passion for business. Today Elsa is running her Youtube channel, holding lectures about the climate issue from a scientific perspective, writing books and at times working as an interim manager or senior advisor in the energy business.