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Chinese Translation of Climate Change Reconsidered

June 11, 2013

Climate Change Reconsidered, a two-volume report from the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) originally published by The Heartland Institute in 2009 and 2011, was translated into Chinese by a translation group organized by the Information Center for Global Change Studies, a working group of Scientific Information Center for Resources and Environment of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and published in May 2013 by China Science Publishing & Media Ltd. (Science Press).

A workshop on climate change issues was held in Beijing on June 15, 2013, at which four of the authors presented their findings to members of the Chinese climate science community. The workshop was followed by a conference featuring the NIPCC’s work, hosted by universities in Beijing.

For a complete copy of the book in PDF format, click here.

“This is a historic moment in the global debate about climate change,” said Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast. “The translation and publication of Climate Change Reconsidered by a division of the prestigious Chinese Academy of Sciences follows strong statements by scientists affiliated with the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Polish Academy of Sciences dissenting from claims that global warming is either man-made or a crisis. The trend toward skepticism and away from alarmism is now unmistakable.”

Climate Change Reconsidered and Climate Change Reconsidered: 2011 Interim Report contain more than 1,200 pages of peer-reviewed data on climate change covering research and ideas overlooked or ignored by the United Nations’ controversial Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), whose reports were widely cited as the basis for taking action to stop or slow the advance of climate change. The IPCC has been surrounded by controversy over editorial bias and lapses in its quality control.

The English-language volumes were coauthored and edited by three respected climate science researchers:

  • Craig D. Idso, Ph.D., chairman of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, editor of the online magazine CO2 Science, and author of several books and scholarly articles on the effects of carbon dioxide on plant and animal life;
  • Robert M. Carter, Ph.D., a marine geologist and former research professor at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia and author of Climate: the Counter Consensus; and
  • S. Fred Singer, Ph.D., founder and president of the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP), a distinguished atmospheric physicist and first director of the U.S. Weather Satellite Service, and professor emeritus at the University of Virginia.

Scores of additional scientists, economists, and policy experts reviewed and contributed to the volumes. Click here for reviews, free online access to the English editions, and ordering information for print copies of the English editions. Click here to view videos and other materials from Heartland's eight international conferences on climate change.

Translation and publication of Climate Change Reconsidered by a division of the Chinese Academy of Sciences does not reflect endorsement  of the book’s contents by the academy or any of its affiliates.