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4.7/5

62 Goodreads/Amazon Reviews with an average rating of 4.7

Whether you’re new to climate science or consider yourself an expert, Sunshine is the disinfectant you need to clean up one of the most politicized subjects in modern times. It explains in easy-to-understand chapters everything you ever wanted to know about climate change but were afraid to ask. I considered myself a bit of an armchair expert on climate change so this was the perfect refresher course. I also learned quite a few new things. For newbies, this is a must. It’s also not political, but scientific.
He explains CO2’s minute role in the carbon cycle and how exactly it interacts with photons, the outsized role of the IPCC, and the absurdity of the phrases “settled science” and “consensus science.” Both are anathema to science, as most of you were taught in HS and/or college. But unlike a textbook, Sunshine is an enjoyable read. It’s informative without being hectoring. It’s science-based without being geeky.
Barmby also dissects the so-called climate crisis (there isn’t one, not by a long shot), and shoots so many holes into the theory of global warming it looks like a global pincushion.
He also shows how activist scientists are intentionally misleading people and rewriting climate history on Earth. Anyone can do it: simply change the dates that history officially began and you can create any chart you want. Does anyone think the Earth only started producing weather in 1979? How does NASA/NOAA get away with rewriting temperature data, which are then adopted by the official meteorology organizations around the world?
But honest scientists who aren’t reliant on grants and funds and awards are still plugging along and producing non-alarmist studies that never make the news (they don’t report the planes that land safely, remember?).
If you get your news from the big 3 networks or the sundry cable news outlets (aside from a few lesser-alarmist outlets), then you probably think the End Times is around the corner. That’s because before the climate change fever took hold, we used to call weather events the “weather.”
We’ve all seen it: in the summer when a hurricane strikes, it’s called climate change. In the winter when a blizzard strikes, it’s called weather. Sunshine clears all this up and more and reassures the reader that the apocalypse isn’t around the corner or even the end of the century. If you know or have a child that is terrified or anxious about climate change, have them read this book. I’d say someone 13 years or older could easily grasp much of the content. Or give this as a gift to yourself for your sanity and erudition. You won’t be disappointed!
PS: I got this as a gift and it’s now one of my go-to books on climate change (aka global warming).

Tomfromboston
Massachusetts, USA
Amazon Review
 

This book provides a well-articulated challenge to the global warming narrative. The author lays out his arguments professionally and diplomatically with good charts and visuals. If the global warming proponents are certain of their position (e.g., claims that 97% of scientists agree), then they shouldn’t fear contrary points of view. The vehemency by which they often react against books such as this belies their own doubts. Due to the topic I need to add this caution…Whatever an author’s position is on this or any other subject: Don’t censor them! You read it or don’t read it. The choice is yours and should be yours alone.

Joseph G Doser, Jr.
USA
Amazon Review
 

Best book I’ve read in ages. Should be mandatory reading by all government leaders.

Brock Pullen
Ontario, Canada
Goodreads Review
 
This is a must read in my opinion- and an enjoyable one. Ron Barmby clearly and simply takes us through history and science to explain climate change and opens our eyes to the truth about the highly politicized idea that CO2 emissions are to blame, while also sharing with us his ideas on what is actually happening. Bravo Ron, you have taken on Goliath with wit, humour, and a heck of a lot of facts that can’t be ignored. This is one book I’ll be sharing with everyone I know.
 
Mary-Anne
British Columbia, Canada
Goodreads Review

Ron Barmby took this reader on a journey which challenged all of my firmly held, but I must admit, unexamined, beliefs about climate change and global warming.

I found myself constantly googling the facts he presented and being shocked at their truth. As I consider myself a fairly well-informed person, my shock was not only at how ill-informed I was, but how easily I had accepted the status quo.
As he took me through, piece by piece, and destroyed ideas I had accepted as sacrosanct I realized how seldom I, and I am sure many of us, have taken a serious look at arguments that disagree with our point of view.
But, while much of Barmby’s opinion about climate change is readily apparent, he is not a preacher. Barmby uses science and historical data to take a thorough look at climate change, its causes and impacts. I sometimes got lost in the numbers, but he does his best to avoid this and makes good use of lay language, along with gentle building blocks to explain the science, from interplanetary to molecular. In addition, he guides us through the cooling and warming trends that our planet has experienced throughout its long history. With this information in hand he then asks the two questions central to his book.
Is climate change caused by humans, or not?
And secondly, is climate change catastrophic, or not?
In order to answer these questions, he takes us on a deep dive (but shallow enough that this arts major could understand!) into the evidence behind the commonly held belief that climate change is human caused, and also into the politics behind the propagation of this evidence.
In my lifetime, (I am in my 60s) I have seen the weather change in a way that would suggest that the planet is indeed warming, or at least in my corner of it. I have seen a baseball diamond in Nicaragua covered in water, the lamppost behind second base out in the ocean and I have watched familiar glaciers recede. So, I have taken for granted that climate change is here and if 97% of scientists agree that CO2 is causing it, who am I to argue? Let’s get rid of the CO2.
But, as Barmby argues, when do 97% of scientists agree on anything? Be critical he asks, think for yourself, ask questions and think some more.
Barmby’s book has certainly got me thinking, and if Sunlight on Climate Change does nothing more than make the reader think critically, he has accomplished a great deal.

Claudette
British Columbia, Canada
Goodreads Review
 
I hope your jaw is in good shape as it’s sure to drop repeatedly while reading this book. For as long as I can remember, I’ve read, heard, talked about (blindly and ill informed albeit) human involvement in climate change. When I finished reading Sunlight on Climate Change, I couldn’t help feeling that I had been a part of a big con staged by politicians and the media alike. Thanks to Ron, I know now both groups chose to selectively disclose facts to form mine, and in large part, societies opinions on man made climate change.
 
This book is so important in my opinion to assist in changing the global warming/climate change narrative that has been driven politically through fear mongering. “Maybe ask them to stop scaring our children.” I hope everyone reads it so we can change the political environment and prevent wasting hundreds of billions of dollars over the next generation or two fighting something that simply isn’t necessary fighting.
 
Mr. Barmby really lets us in on the larger misinformation theme in society today. Misinformation seems to be everywhere in varying degrees. Ron did his part enlightening all of us that read his book and I will do mine by sharing his title with everyone I know.
 
Kent 
California, USA
Goodreads Review

Sunlight on Climate Change is an exposé that liberates an easy to comprehend message that should invoke discussions at all levels. In an era where factual clarity and truth can take some effort to uncover, Ron Barmby shines a brilliant light on the real relationship between CO2 and global warming. He masterfully dismantles elements of the published findings of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and systematically delivers a shocking revelation. This book could easily be the genesis for policy adjustments aimed at the rational redistribution of capital.

Glen Thorne
British Columbia, Canada
Goodreads Review
 

Highly Recommend! My mind is blown!! Ron Barmby nails it with science and facts and does so in a clever court case where we the Jury witness the hypocrisy of politicians, environmental lobbyists, and pseudo scientists that use disinformation to push a false agenda. Thank you Ron for enlightening the world to the real issues and science regarding climate change. Everyone should read this book to simply understand this complex topic. The more informed we are the better equipped we will be to deal with such socially charged topics that not only impact our economies and way of life, but our worldview and how to responsibly approach the stewardship of our amazing planet.

Drew McIntosh
Alberta, Canada
Goodreads Review
 
What a riveting book! 
 
I accidentally stumbled upon it just hours after it published and was intrigued. The author masterfully laid out in layman’s terms the intricacies of global warming, and did it in a most entertaining way. I am not science or math oriented, but was easily able to understand the underlying science and theories behind the changing climate of earth. The importance of a book like this is far reaching. The facts and global politics that the author lays out are disturbing and make one question the motives of the players involved in the doomsday predictions of human caused global warming.
Thank you for breaking it all down and breathing some hope and common sense into the science behind global warming.
 
If you read only one book this year, this is the one to read. 
 
KWTracey
Maryland, USA
Goodreads Review
 

Anyone that has lived on the planet for the better part of a century recognizes that climate change is a fact of life. But is it the big crisis being bombarded upon us by the media and the government? We have yet to see any of the alarmist predictions come true.
The author has taken a complicated and very controversial subject and has made it understandable to the nonscientific person. It is easy to read, holds your interest very well and his conclusions are backed by scientific, well documented data. For anyone wanting to delve further into climate change there are plenty of references to follow up on.
The Author also gives us some very good suggestions of how to embrace climate change and what we need to do to clean up our environment.

Donald Jenkins
Canada
Goodreads Review

Finally someone who can bravely say the truth about climate change. I am a geologist and have long objected to the climate paranoia. Well done.

Robert
Canada
Amazon.ca Review

Sunlight on Climate change is a well thought out and well presented argument on the climate change hysteria that is gripping the western world. Using his knowledge and training as an engineer, Ron looks at the claims and data made by the IPCC and presents the information in a way that is easy to understand, especially for those with non-scientific backgrounds. Stand on the shoulders of giants, and dare to know!

Warlock_Wisdom
Canada
Amazon.ca Review
 

For those who have any interest in the facts surrounding the climate discussion this is a great read. It includes a straight forward technical discussion identifying the physical scientifically limiting factors controlling the role of C02 in climate and thoroughly deflates the exaggerated claims made by the media . It further reviews the statistical temperature data sets used and the various ways the data can be and is to manipulated to support the climate change thesis. It lucidly summarizes temperature variations through geologic time and the inability to correlate significant temperature variations with Co2 concentration. The author shares interesting views on how climate mythology has become embedded in the world view. His conclusion that the “climate emergency” is not supported by factual information is hard to dispute. A courageous publication in the face of an undoubted firestorm of criticisms from those who will not read the book because it does not support popular opinion but will undoubtedly have criticisms to make.

R Mci
Alberta, Canada
Goodreads Review

A book that directly challenges what institutions, governments and international organizations are stating. Ronald Barmby’s book clearing outlines his positions on key issues that are linked to climate change. Yet I fail to read or find experts scientifically peeling away at Mr. Barmby’s points.

Considering that Mr. Barmby is Canadian, I would hope and welcome the Canadian Government confront Mr. Barmby. Suggest that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change open the door for Mr. Barmby to explain and outline his points.

Canada being a nation with tremendous oil reserves, I believe the government of Canada owes this to the province of Alberta.
Lets get it right, or alternately, have Mr. Barmby become a Climate Change Advocate.

Raymond Kohut
New York, USA
Goodreads Review

I see this contribution with regard to the earth sciences, the
biosphere, and the solar system, as setting his analysis apart from
any other I have found on the topic of climate- change.

His analysis is extensive, logical, practical, and viewed from
several scientific fronts. I recommend this book for anyone who is
interested in the climate-change topic. It is very illuminating.

And I think it should be required reading for any policy-maker in
this field, especially given the failures of the Paris Agreement,
to date and impending, as discussed in the book.

Barry Solness
Ontario, Canada
Goodreads Review

A fact based, logical analysis of the “other side” of the debate, which is sorely lacking in the broader media. Kudos to the author for the effort and courage to present something other than the “consensus” view, especially in the cancel culture world in which we currently live.

I especially enjoyed the heretic angle as I have always felt the discussions around climate change have more in common with organized religion than actual science. Stating that science is “settled” goes against the very definition of science, which is described very well in the book.

Jason Kriese
Alberta, Canada
Goodreads Review

Wow! Informative, engaging and an easy read using compelling scientific facts mixed with a little bit of humor! Barmby sets out clearly and in layman’s terms the counter arguments to the climate change “Truths” that we have been bombarded with through political agendas and various social media platforms.

He offers the reader, whether you are a heretic or a believer the information necessary to make your own informed decision.

My hope is that more people read this book so collectively we can stop using climate change as a political talking point and allow other negative human impacts on the planet to have a seat at the table.

A timely and important read or anyone who wants to engage in real debate and leave hysteria to the wayside.

Mikko Nagai
Canada
Goodreads Review

Great book.

I must confess, prior to reading this book, my perspective on climate change was one of confusion and being overwhelmed with conflicting information. Is climate change the end of the world or is it an over-hyped solvable problem? I needed some tools to help me differentiate between established science and bias political opinions.

This author does a great job of explaining the complex world of climate change without hype, hysteria, conspiracy theories, or name-calling. I found the book to be well researched, well organized and written in understandable layman’s language. I enjoyed the humour, clever analogies (loved the courtroom trial), new perspectives, and practical solutions on how to proceed.

 No matter what your current level of conviction or confusion, I highly recommend this book.
 
Andrew Bitcon
British Columbia, Canada
Goodreads Review
 

This book is a must read. I recommend this eye opener, easy for people of any background to understand. A well delivered review and lesson on known causes of warming and cooling in present science. Entertaining anecdotes keep the reader fully engaged, and help to understand the various pieces of the puzzle. I enjoyed the Author’s important distinctions between Denier and Heretic.
A refreshing book on a subject tainted by politics and special interest lobbies. A system “settled science” will limit creativity and imagination. It should engage all knowledgeable independent scientific minds into solving this real climate problem effectively.
The book encourages real debate on real subjects that should be standard demands of our civil servants. It shows common results now corrected as wrong by IPCC publications, yet media continue to publish them for political currency. I enjoyed the entertaining review of actual “who is who” in the famous 97%.
Policy makers should listen to science from all angles, to ensure a cleaner better future. There are many ways to save the world other than CO2 focus, some ignored some yet to be discovered. Going into a climate change war ill-informed with a few restricted bits of “Modeled GIGO” information is not prudent.
In conclusion, the book recommends saving the planet intelligently from our excesses: “think reasonably about climate change. … for your grandchildren’s futures”.

LM
Alberta, Canada
Goodreads Review
 
Excellent book that clearly explains the science behind the Climate Change topic. The author provides a historical view of our climate and points out important data that has been dismissed by IPCC, because it couldn’t be modeled.
 
​​He also explains how data manipulation was used to promote a climate change emergency by organizations and our own politicians. The book is easy to read for such a technical subject so I thank the author for that. I had trouble putting the book down until I finished it!​​
 
The book should help you understand the background to the subject, its present controversies and encourages you to make your own judgement on it. It’s a great read!
 
MacReggie
Alberta, Canada
Goodreads Review
 

An accessible, first-class education on the basics of climate science. Ron Barmby clearly shows how our society’s simplified narrative about “1 unit of CO2 = 1 unit of temperature increase in perpetuity” is folly – we may be asymptotically approaching a limit on CO2s impact on earth’s temperature.

The author demonstrates how the volatile and powerful sun, and our earth’s ever-changing orientation / relationship to the sun is a significant contributor to climate change.

A must read for the builders and leaders of tomorrow who strive to live in accordance with strong, sustainable values rooted in science.

Dan
The United States
Goodreads Review
 

Ron Barmby’s challenge of the political engineered distortion of climate change accepted dogma, is to be commended. Focusing on facts rather than false rhetoric, Ron Barmby has been able to detail and I believe upend the global political agenda to blame carbon as the main driver of climate change. One needs to ask the question ” who benefits from the carbon based climate change agenda” and you will find the hypocrisy of those that speak into the megaphone.

Joseph Durante
British Columbia, Canada
Goodreads Review
 

Not unlike other reviewers I struggled to put this book down as it began to increasingly resonate. Thank you Ron, I consider myself a reasonable layperson who is better enabled to think reasonably about climate change. Plus I always like a good Margaret Thatcher story!

Nigel Collett
British Columbia, Canada
Goodreads Review
 

For readers like myself who may be intimidated or uninterested in scientific jargon, I urge you to read this book to actually get an understanding on the causes of climate change. I am not “science minded” and prior to this read I will admit I had little understanding of any of the popular climate change rhetoric thrown out by our politicians and media. This book is thoughtfully laid out, and reads with personality and charm that is both engaging and informative.

R Morrison
Alberta, Canada
Goodreads Review
 

I have just finished Ron Barmby’s book “Sunlight on Climate Change” and found it to be a great read on a complicated subject. Ron has introduced a lot of humor and personal anecdotes into his explanations on the how’s and whys of our changing climate and the politics surrounding it.

The book is short, simple & engaging with quick summaries at the end of each chapter and even suggested solutions offered in the last chapter. Very educational!

I’ll be adding it to my Christmas shopping list and sending it out to my relatives, to both the heretics and the believers.

Lynne Davies
Alberta, Canada
Goodreads Review
 

After reading this book, it’s eye-opening to me just how much I’ve deferred my understanding of climate change to the “authority”. As someone who has a background in psychology and physical sciences, this should have been something I checked myself on from the start.

I was initially worried that I didn’t understand enough about the science behind climate change to properly read this book. But Ron has done a fantastic job of keeping me as the reader engaged with the unique way he presents the information while making fact-based statements.

His use of a court room setting to make an argument and defend it was brilliant and certainly made the reading experience much more enjoyable that I expected!

Overall, it’s a relatively quick and easy read. Perfect for those with 30 minutes to spare each day on their commute or at the end of a busy day.

Karth Potluri
Ontario, Canada
Goodreads Review
 

Excellent explanation of the science behind climate change. A well written easy read with easily understood supporting data. A must read for high school and university students. I’m purchasing copies to distribute to my family and friends as the basis for our ongoing discussions on climate change.

Bill Rice
Alberta, Canada
Goodreads Review
 

Sunlight on Climate Change was an easy read on a very complex subject. Without getting into a lot of technical detail, the author was able to get across many of the inconsistencies and omissions that plague the Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming (CAGW) alarmist narrative. The writing was sprinkled with humour and creative methods of laying out the author’s main points. And despite the author’s use of primarily qualitative evidence, the arguments were there to show that the CAGW alarmist narrative is not based on logic or common sense. That conclusion is consistent with more detailed looks at the historical empirical data. The sun, not CO2 is the primary climate driver. For those that want to look at the data and make up their own mind, go to climatechangeandmusic.com.

Ronald Davison
Alberta, Canada
Goodreads Review
 

As an environmental scientist and a millennial, I found great value in reading this book and encourage others to broaden their perspective on climate change.

The author breaks down important complex topics in a way that is engaging, easy to grasp, and that doesn’t leave you with a headache afterwards.

This book highlights the importance of understanding how public policies are created and encourages you to question what the potential consequences of these policies are to current and future generations.

I strongly recommend reading this book to find out if your opinions and general understanding of climate change and greenhouse gases were created from misinformation driven by political agendas or classical science.

Carley Caruso
Alberta, Canada
Goodreads Review
 

I’ll preface this review by stating that I do believe that climate change is human caused and one of the defining challenges of our times. That said, I also think it is important to examine the evidence with a critical eye rather than resort to over-simplifications or posturing on either side. We do ourselves a disservice by dismissing points of view that are uncomfortable to us.

I appreciate the author’s stance as a heretic, not a denier. The author lays out technical information in a conscise and practical way that is easy to read and information. It is written without name calling or an “us vs them” attitude.

I recommend this book to all who want to expand their understanding, not because climate change action is not important, but because it is too important to get wrong. The world needs more heretics!

Krista M
British Columbia, Canada
Goodreads Review
 
In “Sunlight on Climate Change”, Mr. Barmby has written an excellent book refuting a number of commonly accepted environmental ‘Truths”.
 
He has done this by addressing a few of these individual misconceptions by researching and documenting the actual science. He says that individuals must be their own judge and jury on these questions and they must not rely on politicians or the Environmental Industry and its dogma. 
 
Kerry Fulton
Alberta, Canada
Goodreads Review

Barmby’s use of common sense and facts, without the hysterics used on both sides of the climate change debate, was refreshing. I am not a “recreational” reader, but the subject is important to me and I appreciated his writing style. I read it as a “Who done it?” Get the facts as presented and decide for yourself, man – nature – or both…

Doug Ouellette
Alberta, Canada
Goodreads Review

A very intriguing viewpoint of the global warming debate that many people don’t give a chance. The author breaks down complicated environment issues into easily understood concepts and proposes straight-forward solutions in a witty writing style. Worth the read! 

Ryan Agrey
Alberta, Canada
Goodreads Review
 
Well written, straightforward book that presents facts and lets you decide truth.
 
 A very welcome breath of fresh air in the climate change debate. 
 
Garnett Hutchinson
Virginia, USA
Goodreads Review
 

Ron Barmby has written Sunlight on Climate Change: A Heretic’s Guide to Global Climate Hysteria. This book, in the context of a heretic versus a denier, presents compelling science based information with regards to climate, informing issues of C02 emissions, historical climate and temperature change while challenging the inconsistencies of technology and science to predict and gauge climate and temperature. He also attends to the vagaries of government transparency around climate knowledge and information. All of this has given me pause to look at climate change a little differently (yes I was a believer) and develop more of a critical eye around this complicated, multifaceted issue. I appreciate his passion and although I may not be completely changed, I am now more of a skeptic. I wholeheartedly agree that we need to consider other human impacts like deforestation and industrial pollutants and acknowledge that we are not being good stewards of our most precious resource – the earth, and all her beauty that we live in.

Mary
British Columbia, Canada
Goodreads Review 

This book is important for anyone that is prepared to look beyond the headlines, to read past the abstract of research, and to read between the lines. It includes a more complete analysis of the factors that cause climate change, and practical steps that will take the climate conversation in more thoughtful and effective directions.

Fortunately I had the privilege of hearing an early draft of this book while hiking Mount Kilimanjaro in October 2016. Each day included a conversation about the big questions — leadership lessons, an overview of climate change, and even a conversation about human’s need for hierarchy.

I’m looking forward to continuing the conversation, asking questions, and exploring ways to protect our planet — powered by science and first principles rather than politics.

Peter Williams
Hong Kong
Goodreads Review

This book was an excellent read and easily explains the many different factors that go into climate change, which has been happening for millennia. It leaves it to the reader to consider the verdict on the subject after been given researched facts and effective challenges to the many assertations from part of today’s science community and our political leaders.
The analogy of most people accepting that 97% of scientists agree that we are primarily responsible for climate change but then cry in disbelief when some dictator asserts the same percentage of his population voted for him, is very insightful. Historically such heretics as Martin Luther and Galileo were persecuted for speaking out against the accepted dogma of the day. Most people during those times just blindly followed what was feed to them by the authorities. The author asks if we are living in the same sort of situation.
This topic has morphed from being originally Global Warming to Climate Change and now to the Climate Emergency/Crisis. The author freely admits there is change going on but questions our ability to alter it. It asks the question as to whether the vast sums being allocated to carbon suppression is worth it and convincingly encourages one to consider other negative impacts on the planet by mankind such as deforestation, plastic pollution, overfishing etc, which are areas where the monies may be better spent.
I will be highly recommending this book to my friends and associates. It will enable them to see perspectives to the climate change debate that are not forthcoming from our politicians and press. This will allow them to make up their own minds.

J.P. MacKinnon
Queensland, Australia
Goodreads Review

This book is a must read for anyone interested in honest and factual information on climate change. It reveals shortcomings and deceit used by the green movement to inaccurately demonstrate the cause of global climate change and more importantly puts the leading causes for climate change on the table. Ron provides frank discussion on several initiatives intended to combat climate change that are costly, filled with negative unintended outcomes and most importantly useless.

Len Hale
Alberta, Canada
Goodreads Review

Sunlight on Climate Change is a relatively easy read that provides a contrary perspective on the issue of climate change. It challenges the generally accepted premise of climate change being caused by human activity and provides counter arguments to widely accepted initiatives to combat the effects of climate change.

Mr. Barmby has undertaken a prodigious amount of research to marshal his counter arguments to generally accepted perspectives on climate change which are the basis for the 2015 Paris Agreement and actions being taken by many countries to respond to climate change. It would be enlightening to have the author and a proponent of climate change being caused by human activity engage in a debate.

I do not accept that it is sufficient to say that we “will adapt” in order “…to protect the next generation from climate change “ as proposed by Mr. Barmby. However, his book provides ample information and facts to challenge widely accepted positions on climate change and how best to respond. He has made a valuable contribution to informed discussion and debate of this global issue.

Ken
Saskatchewan, Canada
Goodreads Review

I was very surprised that someone could make climate change interesting and Ron Barmby’s book engaged me to the end.

“Sunlight on Climate Change” was full of technical data in an easy-to-read format that brought it all home at the end of each chapter which highlighted misconceptions on issues that the non-scientific brain buys into.
Each chapter delves into a subject matter that is presented such in a way that we can open our minds to view each topic based on fact and make an informed decision for ourselves rather than relying on the popular view that the public perceives.

It leaves you with much to think about, a very good read.

Susan Tripp
Alberta, Canada
Goodreads Review 
 

Sunlight on Climate Change, a book that I’m urging anyone interested in the present state of climate change to read. It is well written, it is most informative and most definitely will provide you with a non political and more realistic side of the climate change debate.

Ralph Lane
Alberta, Canada
Goodreads Review 
 
Great Read….Looking at the science vs the politics. Putting CO2 on trial was a great approach to explain the debate. Recommend this book to anyone who wants the facts of climate change.
 
Andrew Mc
Ontario, Canada
Goodreads Review 
 

Finally, a book that brings scientific discussion on the limited capability of CO2 as a culprit in warming the earth. It also brings into focus the powerful effect of the sun on climate, that continues to be ignored in most media coverage today – and more importantly – by government policy makers. A must read for high school and university students still trying to wade through the volumes of propaganda on climate change still circulating out there.

Rick McLeod
Alberta, Canada
Goodreads Review
 

In “Sunlight on Climate Change: A Heretic’s Guide to Global Climate Hysteria”, Ron Barmby engages us in an easy-to-read, science-based exploration of a complex, emotive and highly politicized topic — climate change. An underlying theme of his message is the importance for all of us to become heretics — that is, to question the prevailing climate change doctrine by developing awareness of the evolving science on climate change and to thoughtfully formulate our own response. The aim of Ron’s book is to provide an overview of the current science in language that a non-scientist reader can readily comprehend and he achieves this remarkably well, making the book fun to read.

Ron addresses the current climate doctrine — that greenhouse gases, and human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) in particular, are a primary driver of climate change and present one of the world’s most pressing existential challenges. He acknowledges that climate change is real and notes that, among other factors:

(1) Solar system variations are highly consequential to
climate change and are not yet accounted for in
prevailing climate change models;
(2) CO2 emissions, both natural and human caused,
represent a very small component of greenhouse
gases — water vapour accounts for about 90%
of greenhouse gases;
(3) CO2 adds to the greenhouse gas effect up to a
point beyond which its influence rapidly diminishes;
and
(4) It is now acknowledged within the science community
and by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC) that the rate of atmospheric warming has been
significantly lower since 1998 than the trend since 1951.

The book points out, with specific examples, how misinformation, often driven by political agendas, has proliferated to inform widely held misconceptions about climate change, resulting in a predisposition to blame climate change for a broad range of environmental problems. These misconceptions are creating panic and influencing climate policy initiatives, with negative consequences for both the environment that we are seeking to improve and for our economic well-being, especially in developing countries.

Based on his examination of the science, Ron shares several recommendations relating to our response to climate change. He invites his readers to pursue a similar process.

I heartily recommend this book — it is sure to contribute to your thinking and understanding about climate change.

Dale Johnson
Alberta, Canada
Goodreads Review
 

Once I started reading it, I just couldn’t put it down… : “Sunlight on Climate Change” If you’re gonna read only one book this year, then pick this one!
And I sure would love to see this book being part of a curriculum in schools. There are multiple lessons to be learned from it. From fact based sciences to political manipulations, and I promise you that no matter how sharp you are in any of those subjects, you will fully understand it.
Mr. Barmby way of writing includes a great sense of humour, he turns what seems to be a complicated math problem into a very comprehensible and factual discussion.
I’m very impressed by the huge amount of research and details he compiled to offer us the most easy read on this complicated subject.
I personally did not change my views on the subject as I was already a non-believer, but I sure learned a good amount of more details and now it all make even more sense.
(“Figure#11: If the Data don’t Fit, Hide it!”) … ain’t that the truth….

Huser, Myriam
British Columbia, Canada
Goodreads Review
 
Informative and easy to understand. Highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a different perspective on climate change.
 
Joe Pimental
British Columbia, Canada
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Well written book that really makes a good case questioning if carbon pollution is a real problem
Terry Felton
Alberta, Canada
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I won this book in a goodreads drawing.

A look at the issue of climate change from a different perspective than the usual fear mongering.

Glen
USA
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A thoughtful discussion about “Climate Change”. Using scientific facts and common sense the author has an easy to follow writing style without the hype usually associated with the subject matter.

Doug
USA
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A very interesting way of supplying facts that are not often supplied to the public these days. Enjoyed the read and learned a lot.

Gordon Lane
Alberta, Canada
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This is a must read for anyone interested in the climate change controversy and the Carbon Tax issues facing Canada right now.
The book is written so the average person can understand and has alot of figures and facts. Was a little dry to start with (figures) but once the facts are stated, it becomes more interesting. I especially liked Chapter 6 – whatsoever things are true – talking about how the media and others have sensationalized some things and what the true facts really are.
This book makes alot of sense. Sure wish others could read it – especially our politicians!
 
Janine Jacobson
Alberta, Canada
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A real shocker to the people of the free world. Another twist by the politicians in order to, once again, open up tax payer wallets and pay more taxes for the benefit of nobody, except the politicians!

Gerald
Canada
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Provided very technical knowledge on a crucial subject in a “dumbed down” format so as to allow an average person to understand complicated info…..and all from a very credible and highly qualified author.

Roger
Canada
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Information regarding climate change misinformation

Marilyn Marie
Canada
Amazon.ca Review
 

Such an interesting read and especially liked the way carbon dioxide was portrayed in a trial scenario. Chapter 6 was more relatable for me to understand even though facts/figures are definitely needed throughout.

Appreciate Ron explaining all these facts and fallacies in Sunlight on Climate Change, so I could get a better perspective of what’s really happening.

Journalists and politicians need to get better informed to write and speak truth and this is the book to do that.

Candy Goddard
British Columbia, Canada
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Nice to see a clear explanation about CO2. I suspected there was more to it. Solar energy explanation was also very interesting.

Brian Higgs
British Columbia, Canada
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Ron Barmby’s background in engineering and science certainly gives him the ‘street cred’ to make a meaningful contribution to the topic of climate change & AGW. He has done a great job of examining the evidence of the ‘climate crisis’ using an objective and science-based approach, something that really seems to be missing from the current debate. The book delivers on its promise: a well-delivered, multi-faceted discussion of science-based arguments that certainly can and should be properly and fully understood by all open-minded people, whether you currently find yourself in the ‘hysteria believer’ or ‘skeptic’ camps.

Neil Berg
Alberta, Canada
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Ron Barmby got a bee in his bonnet about climate change hysteria. Thanks to his professional training and expertise, and unique communications skills, he was able to take this complex topic and boil it down into very understandable plain language concepts. Love the illustration of the man with hockey stick – very cute, very Canadian. Definitely worth a read – important for average citizens (non-scientists) to understand the implications of the Paris Agreement and the various climate change policies and Green New Deals being foisted upon us, and how they are useless in the face of natural variabilities and cycles like those of the Sun. Great read. Not overwhelming. Just enough and enjoyable.

Michelle Stirling, Friends of Science Society
Canada
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The author presents the facts in a clear and concise manner and also in a way that a non-scientific person can understand. It raises many questions about the current government policies towards what they believe to be solutions to a problem that may well not exist. It also highlights how far away governments are from the goals they have set in the Paris 2015 Climate Change Agreement.
The analogies are well presented, particularly enjoyed the courtroom scene and fish analogy.
It also blows the lid on how alternative sources of energy are not as ideal as current media presents, both from an efficiency and cleanliness point of view.
It raises the question is CO2 really the problem, and if not why are governments throughout the world investing billions in its reduction when it could all be for nothing and actually directly or indirectly cause other problems down the line.

Phillip Twomey
Canada
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The best book that I have read on climate change. The author writes in a non-emotive manner to get to the root of the hysteria and misinformation about climate change.
 
PeteW
Australia
Amazon Review
 

Finally a book that explains clearly that carbon dioxide is a very minor contributor to the greenhouse gas effect and it is impossible for it to cause runaway warming of the Earth.

Tony
Canada
Amazon Review