Archive for April 4th, 2010
Noise: Lies, Damned Lies, and Denial of Global Warming is a new book by statistician Grant Foster that should be an essential part of everyone’s climate change library. It is a powerful weapon!
Grant Foster is a genius at delivering complex statistics to the average person. He explains the statistics (without using equations!) in a writing style that is far more typical of a liberal arts professor or a high school teacher than that of a world-class mathematician. C’mon, admit it. How many math professors are on your short list of “the best teacher/professor I have ever had”? I certainly do not have any on my list and that includes teachers and professors from elementary, junior high, high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels. I wish I had had a Grant Foster teaching me statistics!
The book can be purchased from Lulu for $12.95. At 120 pages, it is a quick read and it fits in one’s back pocket. Armed with the helpful information in this handy guide, any person will be able to shoot down the BS from those that try to mislead with bad analyses. Grant Foster shows the ways these fraudsters are trying to trick unwitting persons with cherry-picked data and outright lies while at the same time, he shows the reader how to look at data the correct way.