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Defending the Merchants of Alarmism

This appears to be the first book of its kind, promising a thorough and rigorous investigation of the philosophical and methodological issues that arise in the problematic and controversial field of climate science. It is long overdue because the scholars in the history and philosophy of science have by and large neglected this particular science. The two outstanding exceptions are Philip Kitcher and more recently Eric Winsberg, Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Florida. Philip Kitcher recently retired from Columbia College with a claim to the title of the premier philosopher of science of his generation, due to…

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