Climate changes have played a role in the shaping of the Earth for millions of years, illustrated by floods (even mentioned in the Bible and in the Greek Mythology!), droughts, glaciation, heat waves and the appearance and disappearance of various sorts of animals and plants, including mankind. Yet we are presently facing a kind of environmental political correctness concerning the anthropogenic aspects of climate change, which, adopted by a number of politicians and journalists, does not necessarily rely on sound science and is often used to promote political agendas. For instance, some aspects in the preparation of COP21, which took place in France at the end of November and early December 2015, illustrate that the political deviation of scientific results cannot be underestimated.

In that respect this book comes at the right moment and should be a reading assignment to the participants of COP21, as it...

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