Heartland Institute Now Distributing ‘The Neglected Sun’ …Scientists Say IPCC “Grossly Incorrect”

Neglected Sun HeartlandA reader recently left a comment saying he had been having difficulty getting a copy of “The Neglected Sun“, the best-selling non-alarmist climate science book showing how man-made climate change is nowhere near as serious as the IPCC wants us to believe it is.

Order here now.

Good news! The Die kalte Sonne site here reports that The Neglected Sun, the English version, which sold out a few months ago, will once again be printed and available from the Chicago-based powerhouse think-tank The Heartland Institute, who have purchased the rights to the book.

It is now available at Amazon here, or at the Heartland Institute online shop for US$ 19.99. The Kindle version is available at Amazon for US$ 11.11. Shipping begins July 1, 2015.

The book was also translated in Polish and has been available since October 2014.

IPCC’s “grossly incorrect radiative forcing values”

According to authors Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt, the book is up-to-date, cites hundreds of peer-reviewed literature and explains in easy terms why the CO2 climate sensitivity has been totally overblown and how the sun and oceans are the primary climate drivers.

They commented in an e-mail:

Detailed comparison with the palaeoclimatological development demonstrates that the climate change observed over the past 100 years is nothing new, neither qualitatively nor quantitatively. Natural climate variability is much more important than previously thought and solar activity changes and ocean cycles are some of the key drivers. It turns out that the IPCC has made major mistakes in the attribution of the 20th century warming which leads to grossly incorrect radiative forcing values in the IPCC reports.”

The two authors also point to the latest UK Met Office report which shows we may be heading into a new cold phase due to low solar activity.

NASA data are “suspicious”

The two prominent German skeptics are also distrustful of NASA GISS temperature data, claiming the temperature “corrections” are “suspicious” because “they always result in amplification of the warming trend, never the opposite. Artificial cooling of the past and artificial warming of the present-day.”

What to expect from Paris

On what we can expect from Paris later this year, the two co-authors write that there will be some sort of treaty “but likely without a lot of substance and with lots of vagueness and loopholes.”

Also pick up a copy of Climate Change: The Facts:

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35 responses to “Heartland Institute Now Distributing ‘The Neglected Sun’ …Scientists Say IPCC “Grossly Incorrect””

  1. AndyG55
  2. Kurt in Switzerland
    1. sod

      “O/T, on A/C to D/C conversion, esp. for Wind Power:”

      these are typical technical problems of a new technology. This is the kind of things, that keep prices high. This will be solved, driving prices massively down.

      meanwhile, Scotland is approaching 50% renewables fast, aiming for 100%:

      http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/scotland-s-wind-power-hits-record-levels-1-3813171

      And Siemens has build dedicated ships to service off shore wind:

      http://www.windpowermonthly.com/article/1353489/gallery-siemens-service-vessels-unveiled

      1. AndyG

        Most of the comments on that Scottish page are straight to the point and very accurate.

        Did you even read them first, bozo ?

        1. sod

          “Most of the comments on that Scottish page are straight to the point and very accurate. ”

          Most of those comments are from people who have no clue and who have invested zero time into research on the subject.

          Agora has a nice graph about wind power in Europe 2030.

          http://www.agora-energiewende.de/fileadmin/downloads/publikationen/Studien/Pentaflex/Agora_European_Flexibility_Challenges_Integration_Benefits_WEB.pdf
          (pdf page 9)

          There is no zero wind in Europe.

          1. AndyG

            ROFLMAO..

            They have wind data for 2030 do they..

            GET A BRAIN, S.O.B. !!!

      2. AndyG

        And again I’ll ask the same question you REFUSED to answer before.

        What percentage of nameplate can these wind turbine GUARANTEE to deliver 95% of the time.?

        In April, for the whole of the UK, it was just less than 3% !!!!

        That is NOT an alternative electricity supply.

        So, answer the question if you dare !!

        1. sod

          “What percentage of nameplate can these wind turbine GUARANTEE to deliver 95% of the time.?”

          That question is garbage, you can not answer the same question for a nuclear power plant either.

          We all know, that there are times with little wind. But your argument is weaker than the weakest wind of the year.

          So. did the lights go out in the UK in april?

          1. Brian G Valentine

            “So. did the lights go out in the UK in april?”

            Only by the grace of a few responsible adults not hell-bent on destroying the UK electric power infrastructure in a ridiculous attempt to “save the Planet” did they not.

          2. sod

            “Most pathetic dodge I’ve seen in quite some time.”

            The question is badly skewed.

            Nobody expects a single turbine to guarantee an output, nor over (part) of a single country.

            If you do real research and look at real numbers over a huge region like europe, the situation will change.

            http://www.agora-energiewende.de/fileadmin/downloads/publikationen/Studien/Pentaflex/Agora_European_Flexibility_Challenges_Integration_Benefits_WEB.pdf
            (pdf page 25)

            Those times with zero wind will basically vanish. And so do times with over 60% capacity. instead you get a pretty constant output of between 10% and 35% of capacity.

          3. Brian G Valentine

            ” … you get a pretty constant output of between 10% and 35% of capacity. ”

            Probably, and 35% annual capacity is stretching the limit.

            But name a nuclear or coal electricity concern operating over the past 20 years from today that did not achieve an 85% annual capacity.

            Last winter of the USA, natural gas turbines providing back up power to the wind turbines in the state of Texas used more natural gas energy than they would have if the wind turbines were not there at all (due to the inefficiency of intermittent natural gas turbine power)

            How Ridiculous can you GET

          4. AndyG

            Pathetic isn’t anywhere near a strong enough word, P.

            COWARDLY, wormlike grovelling, etc etc etc

            He knows he dare not ANSWER THE QUESTION !!!

          5. AndyG

            You haven’t enough got enough guts to blow out a candle have you, you poor S.O.B. !!!

            Just like wind energy. TOTALLY UNABLE to guarantee supply.

            A worthless, pathetic, meaningless form of electricity that is, at best, a burden on the rest of the REAL electricity supply system.

            Poor Scotland, again being used as the refuse dump for UK wind turbines.

          6. Brian G Valentine

            Facts mean nothing to these people, and you might as well castigate a stone for having no common sense

          7. AndyG

            Brian says. “But name a nuclear or coal electricity concern operating over the past 20 years from today that did not achieve an 85% annual capacity. ”

            Legislation and having to throttle back because of renewable feed in targets has probably pushed quite a few below 85% capacity. Thus greatly increasing the CO2 per unit electricity delivered.

            There was a Denmark study where coal fired power station that was trying to work with a local wind farm actually measured INCREASED CO2 output because it was having to ramp up and down.

            The whole wind turbine thing is counter-productive, a blight on the landscape.

            Peak renewable will arrive the pay the moronic subsidies and feed -in rules are abolished.
            At that point, the whole lot go into the scrap bin of over the next decade or so.

          8. AndyG

            “you can not answer the same question for a nuclear power plant either. ”

            Apart form scheduled reload and maintenance, coal and nuclear can AND HAVE delivered around 85% -95% of nameplate 24/7/365.25.

            That consistency and reliability is what has built countries to 1st world standards.

            Compare that to a lowly 3% reliability of nameplate from wind in April.

            Yes, anyone can see that wind turbines are a PATHETICALLY UNRELIABLE source of electricity.

          9. Brian G Valentine

            I made a mistake. I meant to include “forcible” reduction of coal or nuclear capacity.

            Children and the feeble minded really ought not to be operating or dictating operation of coal or nuclear concerns.

          10. DirkH

            sod says:
            27. June 2015 at 10:41 PM
            “If you do real research and look at real numbers over a huge region like europe, the situation will change.”
            “Those times with zero wind will basically vanish. And so do times with over 60% capacity. instead you get a pretty constant output of between 10% and 35% of capacity.”

            I only now notice this. sod proposes to build huge extraneous transmission capacity ALL OVER EUROPE with a MULTIPLE of actual usage EVERYWHERE because that is required to distribute the enormous LOCAL power spikes that can happen ANYWHERE.

            Now I understand sod’s plan. He has shares of cable builders. Nice plan, sod! EUROPE IS BROKE!!! Good Luck AGAIN!!!!

          11. sod

            “There was a Denmark study where coal fired power station that was trying to work with a local wind farm actually measured INCREASED CO2 output”

            Please give links if you make claims like that one!

            There are thousands of false claims about wind and coal in Denmark, the majority of those have been debunked over and over again.

            see here:
            http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matt-wasson/extreme-misinformation-in_b_552097.html

            and here:
            http://knowledgeproblem.com/2009/05/15/claims-about-wind-power/
            (this is a rather balanced look at both sides of the story. the result does not support your position!)

          12. AndyG55

            lol..

            huff and puff, a far left ideology propaganda site,

            and the knowledge block.

            Seriously?????

          13. AndyG55
          14. AndyG55

            “Wind energy is only able to replace traditional power stations to a limited extent. Their dependence on the prevailing wind conditions means that wind power has a limited load factor even when technically available. It is not possible to guarantee its use for the continual cover of electricity consumption. Consequently, traditional power stations with capacities equal to 90% of the installed wind power capacity must be permanently online [and burning fuel] in order to guarantee power supply at all times.”

          15. AndyG55

            Why is the Danish wind industry going to the time, trouble and enormous expense of buying up whole villages and flattening them?

          16. sod

            “huff and puff, a far left ideology propaganda site, ”

            you dismiss my sources and then answer with a blog named “stopthesethings”????

            sorry, but that it insane.

            I will answer more points on the Bill Gates topic, as this discussion is off-topic here.

          17. AndyG55

            You are insane to think Huff and puff produces anything meaningful.

            See the link, skip it.. Its a joke like all the other propaganda PAP that you post to.

            You know, like that advertising blurb from Agora.
            Next you will be linking to soap commercials or something. !

  3. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Neglected Sun English version on Kindle appears to be available for Australian readers here. Price $12.93 Aussie which is a little less than US$10. It also comes up on my Kindle if I search the Kindle Store, and it offers me one click to buy it. I haven’t tried buying it though.

    1. AndyG55
  4. L Michael Hohmann

    Even if, for the sake of the argument, one allows the IPCC warming forecast of 4degC by 2100 due to CO2, then thanks to Count Rutherford (Benjamin Thompson) and his famous experiment to help clarify the identity between Energy = Work = Quantity of Heat (all measured in joule, J) it is evident that in comparison to solar power reaching the Earth, the CO2 effect is about as trivial as a flea on the equator jumping off in an easterly direction will have in retarding the Earth’s rotation according to Newton, when compared to solar and lunar gravity effects. Unless, of course, anyone can show me where I may have gone wrong at http://tinyurl.com/ot2hlp4

    1. Brian G Valentine

      I don’t think you are wrong, and I am not sure that the sign of the influence of “CO2” can be distinguished by measurement.

  5. Brian G Valentine

    >>Die kalte Sonne<<

    Es ist eines der besten Bücher über die Bedeutung der Solarstrahlungs Einfluss auf das Klima zur Verfügung!

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