There are a growing number of books out that explain why people are skeptical of climate change alarmism. Many of these are getting good ratings and reader reviews on Amazon. Below is a list of 16 that are relatively recent and have ratings of at least 4 out of 5 possible stars. All data is from Amazon, as of the time of this writing. Some of these books are well read friends, but some I had never heard of until I went looking.

Actually there is one exception to the ratings criterion for inclusion, which is Bernie Lewin’s new book on the origins of the infamous UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It has no ratings or reviews yet, but it got a lengthy positive review and discussion over at Judith Curry’s Climate Etc blog.

Also included are some older books by Dr. Roy Spencer, our most prolific writer. His list includes the top rated book, with 5 stars and 466 reviews. He is the father of the satellite temperature tracking system that the IPCC ignores. As I have pointed out, it shows no sign of CO2 warming since it began 40 years ago.

Many of these books come in very inexpensive Kindle versions and all are nontechnical. Most are suitable for classroom use. The thousands of reviews also make interesting reading.

Here is the honor role of climate skepticism, in no particular order:

1. Lukewarming: The New Climate Science that Changes Everything

Paperback — 2016

by Patrick J. Michaels (Author),‎ Paul C. Knappenberger (Author)

4.4 stars, 87 reviews

2. The Neglected Sun: Why the Sun Precludes Climate Catastrophe

Paperback – June 15, 2015

by Fritz Vahrenholt (Author),‎ Sebastian Luning (Author)

4.7 stars, 35 reviews

3. Climate Change: The Facts

Paperback – April 21, 2015

by J.Abbot (Author),‎ J.S. Armstrong (Author),‎ A.Bolt (Author),‎ R.Carter (Author),‎ & 20 more.

4.4 stars, 548 reviews

4. Global Warming-Alarmists, Skeptics and Deniers: A Geoscientist Looks at the Science of Climate Change

Paperback – January 20, 2012

by G. Dedrick Robinson (Author),‎ Gene D. Robinson III (Author)

4.5 stars, 56 reviews

5. “A Disgrace to the Profession”

Paperback – September 1, 2015

by Mark Steyn (editor) (Author),‎ Mark Steyn (Editor),‎ Josh (Illustrator)

4.6 stars, 487 reviews

6. Climate Change: The Facts 2017

Kindle Edition

by Anthony Watts (Author),‎ Matt Ridley (Author),‎ Bjørn Lomborg (Author),‎ Clive James (Author),‎ & 6 more, Jennifer Marohasy (Editor)

4.3 stars, 28 reviews

7. The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science

Paperback – January 21, 2014

by Tim Ball (Author)

4.5 stars, 174 reviews

8. Dad, Why Are You A Global Warming Denier?: A Short Story That’s Right for the Times

Kindle Edition

by Bob Tisdale (Author)

4.5 stars, 6 reviews

9. Climate Change Reality Check: Basic Facts that Quickly Prove the Global Warming Crusade is Wrong and Dangerous

Kindle Edition

by Calvin Fray (Author)

4.0 stars, 65 reviews

10. Mirrors and Mazes: a guide through the climate debate

Kindle Edition

by Howard Brady (Author)

4.7 stars, 14 reviews

11. Human Caused Global Warming

Paperback – September 6, 2016

by Tim Ball PhD (Author)

4.5 stars, 44 reviews

12. An Inconvenient Deception: How Al Gore Distorts Climate Science and Energy Policy

Kindle Edition

by Roy Spencer (Author)

5 stars, 466 reviews

13. Inevitable Disaster: Why Hurricanes Can’t Be Blamed On Global Warming

Kindle Edition

by Roy Spencer (Author)

5 stars, 41 reviews

14. Searching for the Catastrophe Signal: The Origins of The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Paperback – November 21, 2017

by Bernie Lewin (Author)

No reviews yet

15. The Great Global Warming Blunder: How Mother Nature Fooled the World’s Top Climate Scientists

Paperback – September 4, 2012

by Roy W Spencer (Author)

4.2 stars, 130 reviews

16. Climate Confusion: How Global Warming Hysteria Leads to Bad Science, Pandering Politicians and Misguided Policies That Hurt the Poor

Paperback – January 12, 2010

by Roy W. Spencer (Author)

4.2 stars, 160 reviews

Comments pointing to other skeptical books are encouraged. The bigger this list gets, the better.


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