As of today, Climate Basics: Nothing to Fear, is ranked on Amazon at the following Best Seller rankings:
#4 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > One hour (33-43 pages) > Science & Math
#9 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Science > Environment > Weather
Top 10 Best Seller: Climate Basics
About the Book
Afraid of the future? Don’t be. When we’re armed with the basic facts of climate, we can more easily spot the lies that the corrupt, corporate news media is trying to feed us. Some of those lies are huge.
This small book gives us everything the layman needs to know about climate science.
The warming alarmists attempt to frighten us with things like,
- Global warming will result in more violent storms.
- Global warming will give us more deserts and droughts.
- Global warming is dangerous.
- Carbon dioxide is driving our dangerous global warming.
- We urgently need to cool down the planet.
- Carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant.
- The future looks bleak unless we drastically reduce our “carbon footprint.”
This slender volume sets the record straight on all of the above issues.
There are concerns for the future, but none of these are it. And when we have real problems to face, it does no good to be fixing things that don’t need it. For more information on the book, click on Climate Basics: Nothing to Fear.
About the Author
Rod Martin, Jr. is a modern polymath (Renaissance man)—artist, scientist, mathematician, engineer and philosopher. He first became interested in climate science in the mid-70s. A forest ecology PhD friend of his was retiring and donated two climate texts to the cause. Initially, Martin’s interest in the subject covered planetary atmospheres—weather systems, atmospheric retention rates, optical thickness (greenhouse effect), adiabatic lapse rates, climate chemistry and planetary habitability.
Like so many others, during the 70s, 80s and 90s, Martin’s interest in ecology and the environment continued to grow. When Al Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth, came out in 2006, Martin was an immediate fan. But as the controversy on the topic heated up, Martin suddenly realized that all of the things he had learned about climate over the years contradicted many of the so-called facts in Gore’s award-winning film.
In college, from the mid-90s to the early 2000s, Martin studied computer science, earning a degree, summa cum laude.
With only a 139 IQ, Martin realized that he was not the sharpest implement in the tool shed. In fact, all of his younger brothers had far higher IQs. From this relative handicap, he learned the immense value of humility and the need to remain unattached to any ideas, lest they become dogma, and blind him from further discovery. Thus, he was able to learn the true value of skepticism, and was able to recognize the inevitable pitfalls of that scientific paradigm. He also made the distinction between confidence in knowledge (an enormous source of blindness) and confidence in one’s ability to find new knowledge (a source of empowerment).
In 2016, Martin implemented a campaign to set the record straight on climate. He wasn’t alone. Many climate scientists, astrophysicists, meteorologists and concerned citizens had already begun to speak out against the so-called “scientific consensus” (an oxymoron, because science is never done by consensus). Martin has created numerous educational videos on climate change and global warming, and created a website to discuss these topics in greater detail.
From a lasting love of stars and astronomy, he created 3D space software, “Stars in the NeighborHood,” available online.
He currently resides in the Philippines with his wife, Juvy.
He has taught mathematics, information technology, critical thinking and professional ethics at Benedicto College, Mandaue City, Cebu. He continues to teach online and to write.
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