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Michaels, with Robert Balling, does what he does best: confronts some of the distortions and extreme claims about climate science which show up in the media or come out of the mouths of politicians. He does this not only with analysis but also with studies published in refereed journals. As usual, he shows once again that science is never "settled" and that climate science, as is the case with any other science, is far more complex than the headlines and pronouncements you get in public. One thing I appreciated about this book was his addressing how, without malfeasance, honorable scientists can end up biasing the kinds of research that is done and gets reported. This was in a later chapter, and he suggests a more open refereeing process as a possible corrective. I do have to say that I found this book a bit more dry than a previous book of his I read (Meltdown). But, the reason it's drier is because he spends a lot more time explaining experiments, and what they show. He also explains how various statistics are derived and how they can get skewed, depending on sampling, etc. There are a great many graphs, which I found helpful. I think anyone who enjoys following reasoning and analysis will find this book interesting and enlightening. You can't come away from the book without realizing how complex the study of the climate is, and how simplistic (if not outright wrong) the pap you get in the media is. (BTW, that applies to almost all science stories reported in the media, no matter what area of science or medicine it involves.)