If you were at Toronto's Metro Centre a couple of years back, you'll surely recall Andrew Lawton as my trusty on-stage imam in the warm-up to "My Sharia Amour" during the big Steynamite show. Alas, he's wearied of being my sidekick mullah and gone off to seek gainful employment at Ezra Levant's brand new Rebel Media. Today Andrew launched his own Rebel podcast, and all of us here wish him the very best with this new venture. I was honored to be asked by Andrew to be his first guest, and you can hear me talking about this and that, but also gamely plugging my contribution to the brand new book Climate Change: The Facts. Simply click below to listen - I turn up approx 43 minutes in, but there's lots of good stuff beforehand:
In the course of my chat with Andrew, I mentioned one of my co-authors on Climate Change: The Facts, Christopher Essex, who among other things is the Chairman of the World Federation of Scientists' Permanent Monitoring Panel on Climatology. Professor Essex was also out and about plugging our book today, and swung by The Bill Martinez Show. You can find the interview here - and it's a great listen.
There's lots of other good stuff in the book, too. I'm naturally drawn to some of the scientists who've paid a high price for speaking out against Michael E Mann and his fellow Warmanos - most recently Willie Soon, whom Dr Mann's mini-me Greg Laden has been trying to get fired; and Richard Lindzen, one of those targeted by the thuggish Congressman Grijalva of the House UnEnvironmental Activities Committee. Put together by my friends at Australia's Institute of Public Affairs, Climate Change: The Facts looks at the state of the climate debate in the broadest sense - the science, the policy and the politics - as we prepare to enter the third decade of the global-warming "pause". Inside, you'll find leading scientists and commentators from the US, UK, Canada and Oz, including among the scientists Patrick Michaels, Kesten Green, Jennifer Marohasy, Stewart Franks, John Abbot, J Scott Armstrong, Robert M Carter, Garth Paltridge, and Ian Plimer – writing on flawed IPCC models, the role of the sun, geological history and natural variability. Other contributors include economics experts Rupert Darwall, Ross McKitrick, and Alan Moran; plus Anthony Watts of the world's most-read climate website; former Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Lawson; science writers Jo Nova and Bernie Lewin; my old National Post comrade Donna Laframboise - and, for a bit of knockabout, me, Andrew Bolt, and James Delingpole. Climate Change: The Facts is full of good stuff that will help you push back against the climate mullahs. It's brimming with facts and arguments - which is the best riposte to insecure dweebs whose debating technique is to insist that no debate can be permitted to take place. Roger Kimball calls it "an antidote to climate-change hysteria", while Brandon Shollenberger huffs that "anyone whose work is included in this book should be embarrassed by how bad a book it is".
Climate Change: The Facts is available in eBook format from Amazon and all the usual outlets. But, for hardcore deniers interested in contributing to mass deforestation, you can order it in paperback direct from SteynOnline - and I'll be happy to autograph it for you. We're also offering the paperback as part of a special deal with our Steyn vs the Stick Big Climate Special, and with my latest book in our Undocumented and Unsettled special - part of my efforts to ensure I can continue propping up my end of the interminable Mann vs Steyn lawsuit for the three, four, seven years it's got left to run. (This seems as good a moment as ever to put it in a pitch for our SteynOnline gift certificates, too.)