Hot Talk, Cold Science
Hot Talk, Cold Science

Hot Talk, Cold Science

Global Warming's Unfinished Debate


256 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Hardcover

Hardcover, $26.95 (US $26.95) (CA $35.95)

Publication Date: January 2021

ISBN 9781598133417

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: January 2021


Are the often alarming claims about global warming based on science and justified by the facts? Is the human race really facing a major crisis due to emissions from fossil fuels? Would the proposed Climate Treaty solve a real environmental threat or would it create worldwide economic and social harm? S. Fred Singer is a distinguished astrophysicist who has taken a hard, scientific look at the evidence. In this new book, Dr. Singer explores the inaccuracies in historical climate data, the limitations of attempting to model climate on computers, solar variability and its impact on climate, the effects of clouds, ocean currents, and sea levels on global climate, and factors that could mitigate any human impacts on world climate.Singer’s masterful analysis decisively shows that the pessimistic, and often alarming, global warming scenarios depicted in the media have no scientific basis. In fact, he finds that many aspects of any global warming, such as a longer growing season for food and a reduced need to use fossil fuels for heating, would actually have a positive impact on the human race. Further, Singer notes how many proposed “solutions” to the global warming “crisis” (like “carbon” taxes) would have severe consequences for economically disadvantaged groups and nations.According to Arthur C. Clarke, author of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Hot Talk, Cold Science dares to point out that ‘the Emperor has no clothes.’ Is there evidence to suggest discernible human influence on global climate? Of great interest, this book demonstrates that, at best, the evidence is sketchy and incomplete. Hot Talk, Cold Science is essential reading for anyone who wants to be fully informed about the global warming debate.


"For those who believe that the collapse of the Kyoto summit would herald an environmental disaster, we suggest [this] antidote." —Barron's "[These] arguments are not advanced as idle speculation but firmly crafted from reliable data and almost seamless logic." —Choice "The careful analysis of data by Dr. Singer is in sharp contrast to the hysterical simplicities of 'global warming' zealots." —Thomas Sowell, senior fellow, Hoover Institution; columnist, Forbes "This book is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand this problem, especially as it affects working Americans." —William J. Cunningham, economist, AFL-CIO "Outstanding, up-to-date, scholarly and objective analysis. I highly recommend this excellent book to specialists and non-specialists alike." —Hugh W. Ellsaesser, participating scientist, atmospheric and geophysical Sciences, E.O. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory "Hot Talk, Cold Science makes an important scientific contribution to the global warming debate. Let us depend on, rather than fear, a healthy debate." —Senator Frank H Murkowski, Chair, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources "The highly sensible and well-accepted scientific views in Hot Talk, Cold Science deserve the widest possible exposure." —Professor Richard S. Lindzen, Center for Meteorology and Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "Hot Talk, Cold Science carefully reviews the scientific, economic, and policy literature on global warming, and provides a welcome, reasoned assessment. I strongly recommend this important book." —Professor William Happer, Department of Physics, Princeton University, and formerly Director of Energy Research, U.S. Department of Energy "Hot Talk, Cold Science dares to point out that 'the Emperor has no clothes." Is there evidence to suggest discernible human influence on global climate? Of great interest, this book demonstrates that, at best, the evidence is sketchy and incomplete." —Arthur C. Clarke, author, 2001: A Space Odyssey

Author Biography

S. Fred Singer (1924-2020) was a research fellow at The Independent Institute, president of the Science and Environmental Policy Project, and a distinguished research fellow at the Institute for Space Science and Technology. He was the first director of the U.S. Weather Satellite Service. He was the former director of the Center for Atmospheric and Space Physics, and former chief scientist, U.S. Department of Transportation. David R. Legates is a research fellow at the Independent Institute, deputy assistant secretary of commerce for observation and prediction at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and professor of climatology in the Department of Geography at the University of Delaware. His research has appeared in such scientific journals as the International Journal of Climatology, Journal of Geophysical Research, and Theoretical and Applied Climatology. Anthony R. Lupo is a research fellow at the Independent Institute and chairman and professor in the Department of Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Science at the University of Missouri. A member of Working Groups I and III for the IPCC, Dr. Lupo is the author of over 135 peer-reviewed studies in such scientific journals as the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Journal of Climate, and Climate Dynamics.

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