Global Warming for Dim Wits
A Scientist's Perspective of Climate Change
Human beings are not very bright. The power output of the human brain is about 40 watts, and that is indeed pretty dim. We definitely are all dim wits. This book was written for dim wits – from one dim wit to another, as they say. Its primary purpose is to address the controversy affectionately known as global warming. Written by a physical scientist with over 40 years of teaching experience, the book contains very little personal opinion, has no political agenda, and is loaded with well-documented and scientifically tested facts concerning the greenhouse gases and climate change. It contains material that you will want to share with your children.
Global Warming for Dim Wits is written in simple language. Every attempt has been made to present the material in a way that the average person not trained in science will understand. It is the intent of this author that by the time you finish the book you will be convinced that:
- greenhouse gases do not control the climate, the climate controls greenhouse gases
- your children will understand that they are safe and the sky is not falling
- climate change is a natural process that takes tens of thousands of years to occur.
About the Author
James R. Barrante is a Professor Emeritus in Chemistry at Southern Connecticut State University. Recently retired after teaching physical chemistry for over 40 years, Professor Barrante received his undergraduate degree at the University of Connecticut and his Ph.D. degree at Harvard University, where he did pioneering research in nuclear magnetic resonance, a precursor to magnetic resonance imaging.
At Southern Connecticut State University Professor Barrante did research in the area of X-ray crystallography and superconducting ceramics. He devoted his last ten years to the study of the physical chemistry of greenhouse gases. He is the author of two text books, Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences (in Japanese) and Applied Mathematics for Physical Chemistry. Professor Barrante resides in Cheshire, CT with his wife Marlene.