• Inconvenient Facts

  • The Science That Al Gore Doesn't Want You to Know
  • By: Gregory Wrightstone
  • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (672 ratings)

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You have been inundated with reports from media, governments, think tanks, and "experts" saying that our climate is changing for the worse, and it is our fault. Increases in droughts, heat waves, tornadoes, and poison ivy - to name a few - are all blamed on our "sins of emissions" from burning fossil fuels and increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Yet, you don't quite buy into this human-caused climate apocalypse. You aren't sure about the details because you don't have all the facts and likely aren't a scientist.

Inconvenient Facts was recorded specifically for you. Described in plain English and providing easy-to-understand information, Gregory Wrightstone presents the science to assess the basis of the threatening Thermageddon.The audiobook's 60 "inconvenient facts" come from government sources, peer-reviewed literature, or scholarly works, set forth in a way that is lucid and entertaining. The information will likely challenge your current understanding of many apocalyptic predictions about our ever dynamic climate. You will learn that the planet is improving, not in spite of increasing CO2 and rising temperature, but because of it. The very framework of the climate-catastrophe argument will be confronted with scientific fact.

Arm yourself with the truth.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Gregory Wrightstone (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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the manifesto of a flailing oil man

The fact that CO2 or temperature levels were higher than today during the times before apes or flowering plants existed on earth is irrelevant to the question of whether we want, or should allow, high CO2 levels in modern times.

Wrightstone has worked for natural gas companies his whole career (CONTI, 2015, Meyer, 2019). He is also on the advisory board of the Heartland Institute, according to his web site. The Heartland Institute is a conservative think tank that in the 1990s helped Phillip Morris attempt to discredit the science of the health risks of smoking. Since then, it has made climate denial one of its main focuses. The Heartland Institute received funding from ExxonMobile and from Koch Industries.
The fossil fuel industry is a logical special interest in support of Wrigthstone’s Inconvenient Facts.

-Wilard MacDonald in his fantastically detailed and thorough review of this book, in which he expresses so many of my own thoughts in better words and with more specificity.

I would also like to mention that while this, again, is absolutely an open love letter to petroleum, the narrator was objectively fantastic. Seriously, Brian Holsopple deserves a Grammy. He makes you hate him like a good Daniel Day-Lewis villain.

In closing, I'm glad this was free.

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Fantastic Read!!!

Currently I am 14 years of age and in my school and many others we must learn about the fraud and non-existent climate change. This book was a great help to prove my unhinged liberal teacher the truth about climate change and global warming. She told us the ice caps are melting, lie, she told us the polar bears are going extinct, lie, and she told us the white race was responsible for the destruction of our planet.

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Immediately confrontational, not a scientific discussion

Considering Wrightstone is a life long O&G , it is no surprise that he is doing whatever is necessary to protect his livelihood. However, instead of doing this in an actual discussion in the manner of science, but immediately coming out of the gates assuming his readers have no ability to grasp the scientific data and states, "it's written on plane English". Also attacking mainstream media and the education system. This type of an opinion piece is a perfect example of a book that fuels conspiracy theories and the rabbit holes that ensue.
Something as simple as the terminology change from global warming to climate change was to clarify, not to cover up the fact that the "warmth had stopped".
Levels today cannot be compared to levels 1 million years ago, 100 million years ago. Plant and animal life was totally different and use gases, liquids and solids in different ways than anything we could only imagine.
Did you know flowers popped up just around 130 million years ago? Today, man could not live with out the flowers and the bees, so today's world is nothing like the world was before the last ice age began. Comparing co2 levels from now and then is like comparing elephants and quarks.

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Fake science

Facts are not established by claiming false statistics and citing absurd sources. I am not a proponent of the radical, sensationalist claims that humanity is imminently doomed if we do not make immediate, drastic changes. However, as an observant materials scientist with two engineering degrees, one whom loves to be outdoors and adores the natural universe, I, as well as most of you, know that humans impact the environment. Some positive and some negative. We are inherently part of the system in which we reside. Indeed, we - and everything we do - are just as natural as a virgin, boreal forest. To this end, we have a unique capability to be the stewards of our ecosystems to the best of our ability. We will benefit, as a species, to develop and modernize our energy infrastructure and understand our chemical,and physical impact on the planet. We are inextricable from the performance of the system as long as we exist in it. This book purports to have a unique understanding of information, claiming we are not privy to it. The data cited is not correct. Go to the websites claimed by the author to report it, and confirm it for yourself. This book is written by an obviously biased dude who’s ignorant of the scientific method with a childish, sarcastic tone. It’s sad that so many find to be a good book. It gets a B+ in 5th grade persuasive writing class, though.

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Biased

I like opposing viewpoints. However this book seems to have more bias against liberals than actual science.

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Exactly what I have been looking for

I studied climate science enough to recognize that what has been being pushed for the last couple of decades is not possible. They way I discovered this book was because I finally decided to start pricing together research to prove my point. Found it. The author even includes the money trail.

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Excellent summary of reasons to question AGW

The Anthropogenic global warming (AGW) hoax, based on half truths + politically motivated fear mongering, is concisely summarized in 60 fact-based statements, supported by data contained in the literature. Any one of these 60 facts provides ample reason to question the AGW climate change propoganda embraced by the uninformed.
Taken all together, it is incredulous that a thinking person could conclude anything other than ....... "AGW is a well-organized, well-funded scheme to create political discord."
This book should be required reading for every school student in the US (middle school thru high school) and developed into a feature film for general public education.

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Climate Facts

Well written, backed and packed with data from the recent and geologic past that prove the popular and political climate change information is propoganda, not science.

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Truthfully amazing!

well done book. enjoyed the science that has been stifled to what agenda it is representing. truth on true science is amazing.

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By and For Those Who Deny Reality

This book was written so that those who are afraid to accept reality have a "factual" basis for doing so. Unfortunately, simply saying that rising CO2 is good for plants, global warming is a hoax, or has stopped, doesn't make it so. The author wants the reader to ignore recent disastrous weather events, such as the long term drought currently gripping the west, resulting in the expansion of the fire season, and the multiple occurrences of 500-year floods over the last few years, and assign them to overzealous reporting of the liberal media (an always available scapegoat). Whether it's drought, rising CO2, forrest fire, the author uses, factoids, small amounts of data having the appearance of being a fact, to attempt disprove that rising CO2 is causing global warming/climate change. While small increases of CO2 does improve plant growth, the amount that is predicted to happen will actually lower yields. His statement in ~Chapters 49-51 that rising CO2 reduces forrest fires may sounded 'OK' when the book was written, it is a blatant absurdity while we are observing the current (2021) fire season. The author attaches undeserved significance to the recent switch to using the term, 'climate change' rather than 'global warming.' While the earth is warming, people will experience more than warmer days as the years progress. Some areas will experience severe droughts, while others will experience increased precipitation (including hail and snow) leading to repeated flooding. Since most glaciers will continue to melt, sea level rise is inevitable. As ocean currents change, some areas will experience a cooler climate while most will experience a warmer climate. Scientists feel that the more inclusive term better describes what will happen.
Conspiracy theories, an ever-present feature of right wing politics, are presented. We are expected to believe that the thousands of scientists from around the world are engaged in a conspiracy to defraud or misinform the public. Even the slightest thought given to this idea, where scientists from China, Russia, and from the USA, would form a conspiracy with scientists from the EU, Israel, Iran and from all over Africa and South America dismisses this absurdity. Israel, and Iran rarely agree on anything; they don't even have diplomatic relations, yet we are supposed to believe that they have joined in a conspiracy to misinform the world. Of course, the author offers an additional choice: the scientists are wrong. Only someone in complete, ignorant denial could entertain the thought that the last 60 years of data collection by NASA, the EU, Japanese and Chinese satellites, combined with over 200 years of meticulous temperature records from here on earth, are wrong. Anyone who has experience with the scientific method, and data collection appreciates that there are, and always will be, some errors in the data collected. Errors are a part of being human. The author dismisses climate models because are not perfect, and many attempts fail.. They all have faults, and can not include all factors which affect climate. But scientists have a solution; the keep writing new programs, which they then test by starting the models with data from years ago, to see how well they predict conditions of today. If the models pass that test, they are then given today's data, and see what they predict for the future. Since scientists don't know all the factors involved, they keep writing new models and include as much new data was possible. They continue to run these new models over and over, estimating factors such as humidity, cloud cover, etc. to see what effects these other factors have on the models. Running hundreds of different models, thousands of times, and including the results, has gradually improved the accuracy over the decades, and it is the totality of that data from hundreds of models, run hundreds of times which allows scientists to be confident in their value. But we now have one more fact, the predictions of climate models from the 1980s predicted temperatures would begin rise in the mid 21st century. In fact, those models have understated the amount of temperature rise we have already experienced, as temperatures began to rise earlier than expected, and have rising more than expected.
This book presents little actual scientific facts, and almost nothing of the hard work and dedication of scientists around the world. While he is 'correct' that science doesn't require consensus, he misses the proper place of consensus when scientists must provide recommendations to government from incomplete data. Data will always be incomplete, since science will never have all the data, and have a perfect climate model. The consensus achieved is in actuality a conservative prediction of how severe the changes will be, because every scientist included in the IPCC had to agree what temperatures will occur at least.

He dismisses consensus by saying that consensus begins with the word, 'con.' While cute, that provides no useful information.
Presenting deaths in the USA from heat/cold is misleading as we are fortunate to have excellent HVAC systems throughout the country, so we are not experiencing heat waves like India had where temperatures reached 123, killing over a thousand. Whatever current data presented ignores the fact that the effects of global warming have barely begun.

Anyone looking for conspiracies, and ulterior motives inside the climate debate MUST include the fossil fuel industries. It is they who have the most to gain from the status quo, and the most to lose if we switch from using fossil fuels, and develop 'green energy.'


If you are looking for support for your already held views that global warming/climate change isn't a problem, this book is for you. If you're a reader who is not steeped in science, and you are looking for an unbiased overview of issues surrounding global warning so that you can make an informed opinion, skip this book.

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  • D. Hallsworth
  • 03-12-21

Clartty

A common sense book about the popular myths of climate change.

If that line puts you off.
Then perhaps you should read or listen to this book.

If it doesn't you probably will.

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  • Earlofoval
  • 11-09-21

The essence of Science is Peer review and repeatability lacking from this book

Inconvenient Facts is a misleading title this book is devoid of and facts - rather it is full of suppositions, superstitions and unfounded assumptions - even if you can get it for free - don’t waste 3h 53m of you life listening to this monolog - you will never get it back

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  • Jkwright
  • 09-17-21

Debunking science without scientific rigor

The author bases a premise on a straw man argument and asks the reader to ignore a flimsy base to follow flawed arguments throughout.

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  • Swanny
  • 06-10-22

Do not fear the lie.

Before we had the lies about Covid, we were fed another lie to justify our useless eater status.

if statistics are helpful then his book is a good book, if you just want to understand lie and what remains to fear once the truth is revealed, then I would recommend the book as well.
🙏🏻🌍🌈❤🌻❤🌈🌍🙏🏻

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  • Dan Lewis
  • 06-03-22

Fake catastrophe’s and invisible enemies

I’d always been suspicious of climate propaganda as 30 years ago at school I was told about rising sea levels and to expect costal towns under water by the year 2000. It seems like a rich man’s trick to enforce to law and legislation, a carbon tax scam. Too much evidence in the form of real historical data, yet people believe predictive agenda biased programs, time to wake up!!!

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  • HJM VAN SCHALKWIJK
  • 04-17-22

A geologists' view of a recent fad

Nothing the government and mainstream media tell you about climate change is founded on science really. This geologist tells you how things work.

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  • J. Higginson
  • 11-20-21

Wow

Everything is a lie and this book is the eye opener we all desperately need

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  • Caomhinb
  • 11-18-21

Challenging the narrative about climate change

Can this book be right? Increased carbon dioxide makes plants grow more and so the earth will get greener and not browner as all those placards at climate change rallies have been telling me? Is it possible the climate change lobbyists have been a tad selective in their presentation of the data about the effects of increased CO2? Well this book thinks so and even though I started off sceptical, the sheer volume of data he threw at me did start to make me wonder if we truly are heading off in the right direction to spend $1-2 Trillion a year changing from fossil fuels to "something else", even though we haven't quite figured out what that is yet.?

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  • Vikas Thakur
  • 12-12-21

a lot of time spent hyping 'facts'

A lot of misinformation seems like dishonestly and cleverly disguised as facts without references, right out of Rupert Murdoch playbook.
Would not recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-12-21

Climate Change Facts

Climate Change facts not political fiction. This book destroys the Global Warming narrative that is built on lies and part truths.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-15-22

Refreshing and a relief

Love how it.is broken down in into easily understood facts.

I know that the whole carbon arguement started with Margaret Thatcher when she was fighting the coal miners and wanted to bring Nuclear power plants to Briton... beating the coal.strikes.

I always thought it was political with commercial interests. Wonder who is making the money from this?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-27-21

finally some commonsense

This should be the text book that schools should be using instead of the chicken little science that is being taught today.

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  • Rosemary Lee
  • 11-16-21

Among the most useful

As well as the clear content, the format of brief chapters is very useful.

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  • John
  • 10-17-21

Must read

For seekers of truth and science. Easy to understand and blatantly honest. Wake Up World

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-20-20

Definitely worth a listen

Nice concise list of points that debunk AGW. I think it would be worth obtaining the graphs and figures that they refer to in the book

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  • Hank
  • 05-11-19

Packed with facts...a great resource to have handy

A must read and a must compendium to use when facing climate alarmists and those who are just ignorant or blase' about climate change hysteria. Great source to hang on to because it sources all its information to scientific journals and other publications. Read it and hang on to it. Highly recommend.