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Michaels, Patrick J.

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Works: 35 works in 99 publications in 1 language and 5,872 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Charts, diagrams, etc  History 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: QC981.8.G56, 363.738742
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Most widely held works by Patrick J Michaels
Meltdown the predictable distortion of global warming by scientists, politicians, and the media by Patrick J Michaels ( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why is news about global warming always bad? Why do scientists so often offer dire predictions about the future of the environment? In Meltdown, climatologist Patrick J. Michaels says it's only natural. He argues that the way we do science today--when issues compete with each other for monopoly funding by the federal government--creates a culture of exaggeration and a political community that then takes credit for having saved us from certain doom
Climate of extremes global warming science they don't want you to know by Patrick J Michaels ( )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An in-depth look at consistent, solid science on the other side of the gloom-and-doom global warming story that is rarely reported and pushed aside: that global warming is likely to be modest, and there is no apocalypse on the horizon
The satanic gases : clearing the air about global warming by Patrick J Michaels ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A well informed view of climate change where the authors, after reviewing the climate-change issue, the principles of climate, and the nature, limitations, and assumptions of various climate models, conclude that climatic change will be relatively small and benign
Sound and fury : the science and politics of global warming by Patrick J Michaels ( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The popular vision of an approaching apocalypse caused by global warming has no scientific foundation, says Patrick J. Michaels. Those who warn of a catastrophic greenhouse effect - such as Sen. Al Gore - can justify neither their fears nor their blueprints for dramatically interfering with the U.S. and world economies. Sound and Fury criticizes "science by sound bite" and congressional show trials complete with testimony that has not been peer reviewed according to scientific standards. Among the misconceptions exposed is the claim that most scientists subscribe to the apocalyptic vision of global warming. "Rather, the consensus is the opposite: the Popular Vision is unscientific," Michaels writes. Even Greenpeace's survey of scientists who participated in the major United Nations study of climate change found that only 13 percent of the respondents believe that failure to change our energy use would result in a runaway greenhouse effect. Michaels shows that the slight warming over the last century has been far less than the prophets of the apocalypse would expect - throwing the reliability of their computer climate models into doubt - that most of it happened before industry's massive carbon dioxide emissions began, and that most of the warming is at night, when it produces benign effects such as longer growing seasons. In other words, the warming that has resulted from natural climatic processes is good. Among other points brought out in this pathbreaking book: for most of the last billion years, atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration was greater than it is today. Carbon dioxide, far from being a pollutant, makes plants grow. Research shows that enhanced CO[subscript 2] concentrations make plants grow better. The result: cheaper, more plentiful food. Proposed policies to prevent global warming would be "the greatest centrally planned social engineering experiment in history." Before we impose a trillion-dollar plan on our economy to fix a dubious problem, every informed American should read Pat Michaels's words of warning
Shattered consensus : the true state of global warming ( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Climate coup : global warming's invasion of our government and our lives by Patrick J Michaels ( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of essays that document the pervasive influence of global warming alarmism on all aspects of American society
Global deception : the exaggeration of the global warming threat by Patrick J Michaels ( Book )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Global warming : failed forecasts and politicized science by Patrick J Michaels ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is the sky really falling : a review of recent global warming scare stories by Patrick J Michaels ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the last two years, a remarkable amount of disturbing news has been published concerning global warming, largely concentrating on melting of polar ice, tropical storms and hurricanes, and mass extinctions. The sheer volume of these stories appears to be moving the American political process toward some type of policy restricting emissions of carbon dioxide. It is highly improbably, in a statistical sense that new information added to any existing forecast is almost always "bad" or "good"; rather, each new finding has an equal probability of making a forecast worse or better. Consequently, the preponderance of bad news almost certainly means that something is missing, both in the process of science itself and in the reporting of science. This paper examines in detail both recent scientific reports on climate change and the communication of those reports. Needless to say, the unreported information is usually counter to the bad news. Reports of rapid disintegration of Greenland's ice ignore the fact that the region was warmer than it is now for several decades in the early 20th century, before humans could have had much influence on climate. Similar stories concerning Antarctica neglect the fact that the net temperature trend in recent decades is negative, or that warming the surrounding ocean can serve only to enhance snowfall, resulting in a gain in ice. Global warming affects hurricanes in both positive and negative fashions, and there is no relationship between the severity of storms and ocean-surface temperature, once a commonly exceeded threshold temperature is reached. Reports of massive species extinction also turn out to be impressively flawed. This constellation of half-truths and misstatements is a predictable consequence of the way that science is now conducted, where issues compete with each other for public support. Unfortunately, this creates a culture of negativity that is reflected in the recent spate of global warming reports
A predictive model for winter wheat yield in the United States Great Plains by Patrick J Michaels ( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An aggregated national model for wheat yield in India by Patrick J Michaels ( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World climate and world food systems VII : a predictive model for wheat yield in Sonora, Mexico by Patrick J Michaels ( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Long hot year : latest science debunks global warming hysteria by Patrick J Michaels ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frequency of weather related tree damage in Virginia by Chip Knappenberger ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Return intervals for 2, 3, 5, 7, and 10-day precipitation amounts for Virginia by Chip Knappenberger ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tornados in Virginia, 1950-1990 by Patrick J Michaels ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The consequences of Kyoto by Patrick J Michaels ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great global warming swindle ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Film claims that the chief cause of Global Warming is not human activity, but changes in radiation from the sun. Scientists in the film believe that the global warming advocates have created a hysteria that has no basis to reality
A predictive model for wheat yield in Sonora, Mexico by Patrick J Michaels ( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World climate and world food systems XI : a predictive model for winter wheat yield in the United States Great Plains by Patrick J Michaels ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Michaels, Patrick, 1950-
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